HK Museum of History Presents The Evergreen Classic – Transformation of the Qipao Crossover Shiatzy Chen the Taiwanese Designer of Neo-Chinese Chic
If you happen to be in town from now to 13th September, don’t miss out this precious opportunity to experience social and cultural changes in the Chinese society in the past century through analyzing transformation of the qipao with time. Qipao, the traditional dress for Chinese women, has constructed a cultural symbol from a piece of clothing. Showcasing some 280 qipaos, this exhibition presented by Hong Kong Museum of History illustrates the origins of the qipao and its transformation between the 1920s and 1960s.
To embrace historical and cultural values found in the qipao, the Taiwanese designer Wang-Chen Tsai-Hsia for Shiatzy Chen which brand spirit’s lustrous “neo-Chinese chic,” which celebrates traditional Chinese aesthetics in modern fashion design and the elegant blend of east and west, displayed several signature showpieces of hers presented at Paris Fashion Week in the exhibition to give new perspectives on how a contemporary fashion designer has injected fashion and modern elements into the qipao and reinterpreted the qipao tradition, making it transforming continuously.
This exhibition provides a broad cross-cultural look at fashion and its place in society. It’s gonna be academically inspiring yet entertaining. For more details on Shiatzy Chen’s designs, plz click onto my another post http://lamode-gvmiao.blogspot.com/search/label/Shiatzy%20Chen
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This the second time I attended Hong Kong Fashion Week. The last time I shot the models on the runway in Fall/Winter collections 2010 by some brilliant young emerging local Hong Kong designers was in January. Being 17 years old, Hong Kong Fashion Week has evolved into one of the biggest and most glamorous fashion events of its kind in the world, and I was thrilled it drew in not only the Hong Kong-based designers but also the leading ones from the Asia-Pacific region and around the globe to present their latest collections for Spring/Summer 2011. The Norwegian designer Espen Salberg who has been based in Bali, Indonesia for nearly four years where he cultivates his interests for fashion design is one of them.
Espen Salberg Spring/Summer 2011 collection runway show titled “Non Solo Bianco” took place on the morning of 6th July, the 2nd day of Hong Kong Fashion Week in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The stage was clean, modern and was minimally set to allow audiences to focus on the collection itself. As the name “Non Solo Bianco” meaning not only white in Italian suggests, there’re more colors other than white in this collection, which color palette ranges from white, beige and black to animal and black/white graphic prints. The collection consists of 5 groups, separating for day and evening as well as short cocktail and evening gowns. The inspiration’s the cool feeling the color white gives to a sun-kissed skin but not only.
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