At Shanghai Fashion Week, most of the action centers around a series of tents on the edge of Taiping Lake Park in Xintiandi. Here, at a narrow tree-lined T-intersection at the main entrance to the shows, the city’s fashion set lingers to see and be seen.
At the spring 2016 edition, held over the past week, attendees favored everything from layered looks — with black the dominant shade, often paired with white or single bold colors — to chic tailored separates and textural knits. The key accessories were designer bags, sunglasses (many with mirrored lenses in silver or bright hues), brimmed hats and the occasional metallic moto jacket. This crowd was also big on vintage styling for both sexes, harkening back to Shanghai’s golden age in the Twenties and Thirties.