The Special Shop selling the Chinese Style of Dragon and Phoenix was located on the most prosperous Nanjing Road in Shanghai. The traffic is very convenient, as it is next to the Subway II, accompanied by the high-ranking commercial and business circles together with the MeiLong County Easter Dan, the HengLong Square, the Citric Pacific, as well as Portman Grand Hotel and JingJiang Mandarin Grand Hotel etc. The special shop is not only located on the gold area of Shanghai, but also its crafts is also unique in the current Chinese circle, which turns out to be its management feature. All the clothes are hand-made and delicately sewed. Meanwhile, the machining tradition of tank before the factory, which is quite convenient, has been preserved. The mode and the idea of the management are also among the top ranks in China. The particular geographical environment has bred the special Chinese garment, which is quite dazzling among the numerous business suits.
Before the liberation of New China, the shop was originally a series of tailoring shops such as Zhu’ShunXing, Fan’YongXing, Qian’LiChang, Yan’FengJi and Mei’Chang, which had been very famous old Shanghai, whose factory was located in Suzhou. These tailoring shops enjoyed a very good reputation in the relevant Chinese fields, and the Chinese clothes made varied a lot, serving a large number of people. Just a few days before the New China’s 10th birthday, the special selling shop was incorporated by all these tailoring shops. The incorporation marshaled the elites of Chinese garment techniques in Shanghai, and inherited the traditional crafts, which was inlaying, embedding, rolling, delaying, checking and sewing of Suzhou-based tailoring shops. Craftsmen made continuous innovation based upon the traditional crafts and invented new crafts of threading and carving, through which beautiful patterns like dragon and phoenix, RuYi characters, bats, and followers were sewed onto the silk and other materials by hand. The patterns then are sewed onto important parts like collars, fronts and pockets of a garment. The Chinese style garment that has experienced threading and carving acquires the value of view, admire and collection. At that time, they are favored greatly by high-status and well-known celebrities as well as ladies. Meanwhile, we also sew various flowers like plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum or China rose and peony on real silks plum through Suzhou crafts. All these flowers are comely and really depicted. The Chinese cheongsams made through Suzhou sew was dainty and luxurious, full of vigor, which make people feel cozy as if he is melting in the great nature. After the material has been experienced the inlaying, embedding, rolling, delaying, checking and sewing process, copper thread can be embedded inside so that patterns such as Fu character, Lu character, Xi character as well as Dragon flirting the Phoenix, Spring-swallow spreading its wings, Butterflies dancing, National Beauty etc will be applied onto buttons nailed on the Chinese suits, making it even more splendid and attractive. The Chinese garments delicately made have attracted a great many guests in and outside China.
The Special Shop selling the Chinese Style Garment of Dragon and Phoenix keeps the traditional crafts from the start to the end while making Chinese garments as well as the traditional machining mode. On the other hand, its factory is just behind the selling counter. Several generations have inherited the tradition, keeping the Chinese garments’ features including cheong-sam, Chinese short jacket, flower knot and material flowers from the start to the end. Nowadays, when the fashionable clothes are very popular and both of the ideas and the force of consumption are changing rapidly, we must keep the traditional elements based upon keeping the innovations even though the youth’s taste must be met. So, Chinese garments turn out to be the first choice for weddings, banquets and guys who are to visit the foreign countries. Traditional cultures must be kept. We should not only excavate its good, but highlight it as well so that it can continue, and that is one of our jobs as the following generation.