SHANGHAI TANG was established by Sir David Tang KBE, in Hong Kong in 1994. The brand name adopts the transliteration of ‘Shanghai Bund’ in Chinese and humorously combines the English pronunciation of the founder's surname ‘Tang’. Inspired by the romance and opulence of 1930’s Shanghai Bund, Sir David Tang opened a Chinese-style tailor shop in Hong Kong dedicated to preserving the traditional craftsmanship of Chinese tailoring.
SHANGHAI TANG is renowned for combining unique design concepts with traditional Chinese elements. Innovative fabrication and bold colours are applied with traditional Chinese craftsmanship to create a new contemporary oriental aesthetic. Over the years, many international celebrities have favoured the brand including the late Princess Diana, Gong Li, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Sammi Cheng, to name a few. The brand pays attention to the importance of art to Chinese culture, and continuously collaborates with famous Chinese contemporary artists, such as Liu Ye, Xu Bing, etc., making art one of the core values of SHANGHAI TANG.
Today, SHANGHAI TANG is still leading the exquisite oriental lifestyle, adhering to the core concept of ‘Make Life a Party’. Through traditional Chinese designs, delicate craftsmanship, high-quality products and excellent services, SHANGHAI TANG becomes a recognizable Chinese brand, and extends the allure of contemporary oriental aesthetics to various products and art collaborations. The brand's product line includes bespoke tailoring services, ready-to-wear, accessories, jewellery, homeware and artworks.