Estée Lauder has unveiled a limited-edition makeup collection with Chinese dressmaker Shuting Qiu that features Qiu’s signature vibrant floral motifs alongside other traditional Chinese elements.

The four-piece collection highlights Qiu’s “modern romantic” aesthetic, expressed through vibrant florals that clash with linear prints in shiny colours.

Estée Lauder said the gathering, which was inspired by classic Chinese art — be it a poem, a brocade pattern, or classic silk designs — is ultimately a celebration of “the duality of the Chinese woman.”

“The gathering referenced traditional Chinese tapestry combined with my very own design language to bring out the characteristics of the Shuting Qiu woman, who’s daring yet soft, powerful yet romantic, strong yet cheerful,” said Qiu.

“I had a whole lot of creative freedom working on this collaboration,” said Qiu. “A few of my designs were realized in 3D — including the lipsticks with debossed flowers and real embroidery on the attention shadow palette packaging — which could be very intricate.”