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“Tradition Meets Trend” — Chinese Silk Fashion Show appeals to the Australian public

As Australia’s first and perhaps the largest Chinese fashion show held in public, “Chinese Silk Fashion Show: Tradition Meets Trend” was presented at Pitt Street Mall on 5 November, bringing latest trends from Chinese fashion industry to the Southern Hemisphere.

Encompassing and highlighting the quintessential Chinese features of ink wash painting, colour of Chinese red, and Chinese blue and white porcelain, the fashion show is intended to showcase traditional Chinese elements through the contemporary trend in Chinese fashion industry. 

Embodying a style of primitive simplicity, the exhibited silk garments and apparels have realised the harmonious merging between appearance and spirit.

“We have utilised selected materials, sophisticated technology, exquisite workmanship, to present a seamless integration of the Chinese traditional charm and contemporary fashion style”, said Ying Xiong, Chief Designer of the participating brand, Heaven Gaia. 

As co-host of the event, China Cultural Centre in Sydney hopes to promote communication and collaboration between Australian and Chinese fashion industry, enhancing mutual understanding between China and Australia.

“Chinese fashion industry has experienced incredible change in the past decade. Chinese designer brands have been showcased at high-profile fashion weeks and have accumulated international reputations”, said Zhao Li, Director of China Cultural Centre in Sydney. 

“The fashion show tonight is a representation of contemporary Chinese culture, one that incorporates Chinese traditional cultural elements and modern fashion features”, she continued.

Founded in 2013, Heaven Gaia is a Beijing-based Chinese fashion brand. As the Chief Designer of the brand, Ying Xiong is a well-established fashion stylist in China, with regular clients such as Chinese famous TV hosts, artists, celebrities, and major TV channels. 

Heaven Gaia has previously showcased its collections at high-profile fashion weeks since 2014, including Paris Fashion Week and Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week, and was featured in Milan-based fashion magazine Show Details issue 2015 S/S.

Also included in the fashion show were Chinese traditional music performance and Chinese costume photo taking session, engaging a large number of participants to enjoy the entertaining afternoon. 

Contributed to a long-term collaborative partnership with Museum Of Applied Arts And Sciences (MAAS), China Cultural Centre has also introduced this fashion show to the Australian professionals within the fashion and design industry at MAAS on 2nd November.
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