China Fashion Week Launched This Week
As Jing Daily reported earlier this week, Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week S/S 2012 is currently in full swing, with 50 fashion brands and agencies, more than 40 fashion designers and 180 design graduates expected to take part in the 10-day event. So far, who have been some of the standouts among the dozens of designers taking part in China Fashion Week? Here are some of our picks:
VLOV/Qingqing Wu (吴青青)
Fresh off the debut of his S/S 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week, Beijing-based designer Qingqing Wu displayed the newest pieces for his company VLOV.
Qi Gang (祁刚)
The newest collection by Zhejiang designer Qi Gang heavily features “Happy Dragons,” traditional Chinese symbols. This week in Beijing, Qi invited Chinese actress Annie Yi (伊能静) to model, playing the role of “Green Snake” (青蛇) from traditional folk tales.
Guo Baobao (郭宝宝)
Hangzhou-based designer Guo Baobao debuted his “August Silk” S/S 2012 collection this week at the Beijing Hotel. Following the theme of “Empty West” (西無), the collection interprets the concept of nothingness in design, coming across almost as a collision of New York and Hangzhou.
Yuan Bing (袁冰)
Beijing-based designer Yuan Bing’s “Romantic Seaside Garden” S/S 2012 collection, which made its debut this week at 751 D-Park, displays clean lines inspired by the beach. Heavy on 1980s-style nautical elements, the collection combines subtle nude tones, mellow pinks and rich blues, with floral and lace accents, adding a touch of mystery and romance to the season.