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CHANG DYNASTY

by Andre J., http://avantgardien.tumblr.com, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

167 comments · 28 · September 30, 2011

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Andre Judd - Eric Delos Santos Metallic Bronze Brocade Trench, Brocade And Velvet Bag, Vintage Metallic Brocade Trousers, Metallic Speckled Flatform - CHANG DYNASTY
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  1. metallic bronze brocade trench

    Eric delos Santos

    , in Trench Coats
  2. brocade and velvet bag

    , in Bags
  3. vintage metallic brocade trousers

    , in Pants
  4. metallic speckled flatform



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When I was young, my dad used to tell me stories about Imperial dynasties in China. The emperors who ruled each succeeding dynasty created lasting contributions to culture, history and tradition.

I was also intrigued by the lavish excesses of these times. The ruling dynasty and its court donned rich silk robes and enjoyed celebrations within the vast palace complex.

Funny thing too that when i was hearing stories about dynasties, my dad used to trick me by telling me that we were descendants of the Chang Dynasty. As a kid, I believed him and I was totally proud of this knowledge that i had royal blood roots. Till the time came i asked my chinese language teacher to tell me the ruling dynasties and China and to my embarrassment there was no such thing as a Chang Dynasty. But i wasnt mad at my dad at all. I like the idea of a Chang Dynasty:) Also I realized those times where my dad tells me stories were his way of bonding with his son.

One time our family surprised our dad for his bday with a dynasty inspired party where a tarp print out of him showed him in a portrait style closely resembling a chinese emperor. Even his cake was done in a grand palace style. Though he wont admit but we knew he was really happy with what we did for him. It was a cool party and a fitting tribute to how cool my father the emperor is:)

About the look:
Embracing an oriental look with this amazing curved banana sleeve trench inspired from traditional chinese silk robes I wore it with brocade to imbue the look with a vintage/classic opulence feel. I wore my hair loose to play with that whole ancient Chinese royalty feel.The purples of the bag(in the croc handle) and the purple irridescent sheen of the brocade pants complents the purple ombred hair I was sporting:)


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Jackie T See
good lord, andre, this is massively impressive. you really look the part of a chinese emperor! the story about your dad is really heartwarming too (: you'll get my heart today!!
Andre Judd
Jacki thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Badia Cupcake
This is absolutely amazing! I think it's my favorite look of your so far! I'll try to come back to give you heart when mine comes back :)
Andre Judd
thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniella Robins
Brocade amazingness!!!!!!! Love love love!!!!!! Your dipped dyed hair just adds such a cool edge!!!!! I am in love with your brocade coat styled with the brocade trousers,you honestly look so chic Andre!!!! And the shots of you are just so beautiful!!!! Love love this!!!!

Hyped!!!!!! :):):):):)
Andre Judd
thank you Daniella:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MWAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Kelsey  B.
HOLY CRAP THIS IS AMAZING!!! looks like it came straight out of a high fashion magazine spread. Fantastic! love love love
Andre Judd
Kelsey!!!!!!!!!!!!:) thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lux L
gosh how amazing the composition of colours+textures+sheen!!!!!!!!
I LOVE the blue touch all over you, it gives an outer space impression.
fabulous!x
Andre Judd
LUX thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugo Hase
Is that your actual hair Andre? Dip-dyed? If yes I love it! If no I love it anyway, hehe
And another perfect look. You are simply amazing!
Andre Judd
HUGO:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yup actual and its dip dyed:)!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!so glad to hear from you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apostolis T.
You have definitely left your mark on LookBook! You made me totally rethink mens' fashion in a way I could have never envisioned it!!! This look is yet another great contribution to what you have already created! Love this marvelous bag and those mind-blowing platforms!!!
Andre Judd
thank you Apostolis:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are too kind:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MWAH MWAH MWAH!!!!!!!!!!:)
Zach Herrmann
Andre! This is so beautiful! You look so regal! I love your ombre hair! :D

Also the story about you and your dad was really sweet. :)
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