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Multi-cultural catwalk on stage of China Fashion Week

03-29-2013 09:44 BJT

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By CCTV reporter Liu Wenwen

Here in the capital, China Fashion Week is well underway! Established in 1997, the event has become a platform for designers from around the world to showcase their originality. Many designer's lives have even been changed because of it.

Chinese fashion designer Wang Yutao made his debut at China Fashion Week in 1999. He won second place at the Hempel Award fashion contest, one of the top awards for fashion in the country.

Wang Yutao, Fashion Designer, said, "To me personally, it was definitely a turning point in my career, as I got better opportunities and a bigger stage to present my work."

A model presents a creation in the WSM China Knitwear Fashion
Design Contest 2013 during the China Fashion Week in Beijing,
capital of China, March 26, 2013. The design by Sheng Lina
from Fashion School & Engineering of Zhejiang Sci-Tech
University won the championship of the contest. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

Following Wang's success at the contest, he was invited to Berlin Fashion Week. There, his very first runway show presented the rising force of Chinese fashion designers to a western audience. Wang now owns a private workshop and mainly takes orders for custom-made clothes.

China Fashion Week has also opened up the China market for foreign designers. German designer David Ubl was the Winner of the 16th Hempel Award, and also the first to win with men’s clothing. David says the secret is understanding the differences between oriental aesthetics and western design.

Models present creations during the BOSIDENG Down Wear Collection
show of the 2013 China Fashion Week in Beijing, capital of
China, March 26, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

A model presents a creation designed by students of Minzu
University of China during the China Fashion Week in Beijing,
capital of China, March 27, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Mingfang)

David Ubl, German Fashion Designer, said, "Foreign designers are very concentrated and focus on new shapes and new structure, Chinese is embracing this kind of style.”

At this year's event, Taiwan-based designer Huang Yunyun brings her collection inspired by clouds in the sky, and mainly features black and golden colors. She’s just one of many creative forces to be seen at 2013 China Fashion Week, which keeps the catwalk jumping until Saturday.

 


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