China Fashion Week in Beijing, which kicked off Oct. 25 and lasts until Nov. 1, features over 30 designers and 50 fashion brands showcasing their spring/summer 2011 collections.
Now in its 13th year, China Fashion Week previews womenswear, menswear, lingerie and wedding apparel from designers including Donoratico, Lea Seong, Cabbeen and Gioia Pan. Shows will be in venues across the city including 798 Art District and the Beijing Hotel.
“We have many familiar faces, such as Mark Cheung and Qi Gang, who are like old friends, with more interaction between the Chinese fashion scene and the rest of the fashion world, but we also expect new and fresh things from those old friends,” said Chen Yongxia, China Fashion Week’s media director. “At the same time, newcomers like TSE and JOOOYS may bring surprises as well.”
There are over 60 events consisting of runway shows, contests, forums and lectures on the program. Young designers and students will compete for design awards in categories such as make-up, leather, and sports. “Young people are the future of Chinese fashion. China Fashion Week always gives them a platform,” Chen said.
Some highlights from China Fashion Week so far:
Chinese luxury brand NE.Tiger haute couture collection was decidedly Chinese and proudly displayed: traditional styles, materials and patterns.
KAVON He Shujun 2011 S/S Collection
Aimer’s Spring-Summer 2011 Lingerie Collection