INTRODUCING: MANDARIN & GENERAL

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Founded in New York by Taiwanese-born Peggy Tan, Mandarin & General‘s foundation lies in traditional qipao (cheongsam) design. Using this as a framework, Tan is able to play with dimensions (elongated geometric front panels, and suggestive blocking), and fabrics (how rad is that navy foil?). From there her contemporary creations are born, designed with a cultured young woman in mind. While pieces from her collections retain certain aspects of qipao designs, like Mandarin collars and body-hugging fits, Tan’s Mandarin & General targets a modern consumer, rooted in the cool, casual, and confident attitude of downtown New York.  OAK is proud to be one of the first stores in the US to house Mandarin & General, which is now entering its fourth season.

Shop Mandarin & General at OAK.

07.26-1031Mandarin & General Block sheer top.

07.26-1073Mandarin & General Block sheer Qipao dress.

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