Costumes of Xiao Pingjing in Nirvina in Fire 2: Wind Blows in Changlin (Part 1)
Rarely do I spent this much time listing all the outfits of a male lead character in a TV drama series. I'm usually more interested in the women's costumes. The last drama I felt passionately about a male character's costumes was for Chen Xiao's character, Gao Zhan, in The Legend of Lu Zhen. In Nirvana in Fire 2, I absolutely love the outfits worn by Liu Haoran's character, Xiao Pingjing. He undoubtedly has the most varied and greatest number of costume in the entire series. The fact that Liu Haoran is over six feet tall also help how the costumes look on the character.
Xiao Pingjing's wardrobe is dominated by a multitude of blue, cream and gray shades. Occasionally, a pop of red gets a cameo in his outfits, especially for his New Year looks. This post mainly focuses on his outfits from the first half of the series. Episode 27 marks a transition period for the character; thence, his wardrobe also experiences a gradual shift toward formality and maturity. I will document Xiao Pingjing's outfits in the second half of the series in a separate post. Let me know what outfit looks the best!
Outfit #1 First Appearance in Episode 1 @ Lang Ya Pavilion - Simple white undershirt and black pants
Outfit #2 First Appearance in Episode 1 @Lang Ya Pavilion - Simple silver gray robe with leather belt
Outfit #3 First Appearance Episode 1 @Lang Ya Pavilion - Sleeveless blue robe with distinctive leather trims at the shoulder seam layered over a high-collar cream robe. This outfit is perhaps the most worn costume in the series.
Outfit #4 First Appearance in Episode 2 @Ganzhou Fortress - High-collar sleeveless robe layered over a plain blue robe with leather belt
Outfit #5 First Appearance in Episode 3 @Da Tong Fu - Cream robe under brown leather vest
Outfit #6 First Appearance in Episode 6@Prince Changlin Manor - Simple blue tunic over gray robe
Outfit # 7 First Appearance in Episode 6 @Royal Palace - Silver gray embroidered white court robe layered over a teal robe.
Outfit #8 First Appearance in Episode 8 @Outskirts of Jinling Capital City - Turquoise blue embroidered vest with teal robe
Outfit #9 First Appearance in Episode 9 @Prince Changlin Manor - Red new year robe under dark striped brown tunic.
Outfit #10 First Appearance in Episode 9 @Prince Changlin Manor - Second red new year robe layered with turquoise tunic. Reusing the turquoise blue vest from Outfit #8 to create a new look with a more ornate red robe underneath.
Outfit #11 First Appearance in Episode 13 @Marquis Laiyang Residence - White embroidered robe for Princess Dowager Laiyang's funeral. This white robe is actually a layering piece from Outfit #3.
Outfit #12 First Appearance in Episode 15 @Prince Changlin Manor - Brown robe with gold floral embroidery. This outfit only appears in this scene, but was used prominently in the promo posters. Out of all of Xiao Pingjing's outfits, this brown robe is my least favorite.
Outfit #13 First Appearance in Episode 15 @ Forest outside of Jinling Capital City. I called this outfit Xiao Pingjing's battle robe.
Outfit #14 First Appearance in Episode 16 @Prince Changlin Manor - Grayish blue fan-pattern vest layered over two different shades of blue robes.
Outfit #15 First Appearance in Episode 18 @ Jifeng Hall - Dark navy outer tunic with multiple inner layers and grayish blue robe