2019 Resort Collection with PeiJu Chien-Pott
A dialog between dance, fashion, and architecture
Numerous creative cooperation projects are planned for this year on occasion of the 41ST anniversary of SHIATZY CHEN, which was founded in 1978, to celebrate the brand’s success story and cheer for the pride of ethnic Chinese fashion designers in the international fashion world.
Ms. PeiJu Chien-Pott, an international dancer of Chinese descent who currently lives in New York, was a principal dancer of Martha Graham Dance Company (established by the famous dancer of the same name). She was honored with the Bessie Award (known as the Oscar for professional dancers) for best performer in 2017. Ms. Chien-Pott was invited by SHIATZY CHEN to initiate a dialog between dance, fashion, and architecture with the New York metropolis clad in SHIATZY CHEN’s early spring 2019 collection.
The first scene shows Ms. Chien-Pott stepping into the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The Center serves as an international stage for performing arts spanning from classic to avant-garde. It attracts performers from all over the world who wish to pursue their dreams and demonstrate their skills. Ms. Chien-Pott wears a long pink evening gown decorated with light gauze and lace ribbons. Her evocative body language makes the garment bloom like a flower in a smooth and profound waving motion.
The scene switches to the Bank of America Tower on Sixth Avenue near Times Square. Ms. Chien-Pott expresses urban vitality through physical tension and elegant lines in a charming, well-executed, energetic, and spontaneous manner. She wears a partially transparent Organza fabric with a metallic feel and mix of yellow, green, aqua blue, and light pink color tones combined with a rib pattern echoing the dazzling night lights of New York in a magnificent and brilliant manner.
The final scene represents another climax after a buildup. Ms. Chien-Pott’s sophisticated, refined, and pure motions, her rapid swirling dance steps, and the angle of her arms is in perfect harmony with “the Oculus”, the World Trade Center transportation hub designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The bright yellow dress of the early spring collection features a mandarin collar combined with a western-style umbrella dress silhouette decorated with a sporty green ribbon belt. The final leaping motion also manifests ethnic Chinese pride and a stylish attitude to generate a festive mood on the eve of the lunar new year.
Director of Photography - Thomas Concordia
Executive Producer - Peiju Chien-Pott
Movement Coordinator - Carley Marholin
Makeup Artist - Hinano Leung
2nd Camera Operator - Janice Yim
Associate Producer - Sherry Hwang
Fit Model - Mika Furuya
1st Camera Assistant - Jonathan Reily
Editor - Therese Hom
SFX Producer - Lee Baran
SFX Tech - Matthew Dobbson
Studio - Contra Productions New York
Cut - Action Media New York