In the 1920s, the cheongsam was popularised in Shanghai. For the Chinese, it was the ultimate paradox—sensual yet conservative.
Today, this contradiction serves it well. The cheongsam (also known as the Qipao) has become that quintessential dress to grace that special occasion.
More than that, it has become a symbolic artefact in the wardrobe of today’s modern woman; representing both the feminine and empowered individual.
At iShanghai, we want to capture this independent spirit which is at once flamboyant yet quietly reserved; always pondering, deep in thought or love.
At iShanghai, we go to great lengths choosing the perfect material for each design. We strive for that delicate balance between intricacy and comfort. We adore exquisite details but also think about durability, quality and wearability. At the end of the road, we want you to wear that gorgeous cheongsam confidently and comfortably.