April 23, 2021

Shanghai

Learnings from Shanghai Fashion Week

Key Takeaways:

  • Sustainability lay at the heart of this season’s programing. This was seen in material intervention and fabric development, circularity, and upstream trade business promotion.
  • Emerging designers were a key focus of Autumn 2021’s schedule. Showing on platforms purpose-built to nurture and support new talent, many of these are now coming of age just as domestic support mushrooms.

  • The committee has continued to trial B2C initiatives. It leveraged two of China’s best known livestreamers Li Jiaqi and Viya who achieved combined views of over 30 million.

For the last three seasons, the global fashion industry was left with no

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Shanghai Offers a Hopeful Glimpse of Post-Pandemic Fashion Weeks

Forget the occasional Zoom or WhatsApp glitch; the toughest part about interviewing a designer, retailer, or editor in Shanghai is that you’re living in two completely different worlds. In the States and Europe, we’re just now easing out of lockdown, considering a few spring purchases, and cautiously planning for in-person shows in September; meanwhile, Shanghai is booming. Fashion spending has grown rapidly in China since 2020, and Shanghai just finished its second post-pandemic Fashion Week—its busiest ever.

There were 100 runway shows on the schedule at Shanghai Fashion Week’s Xintiandi show space and Labelhood’s emerging designer platform; highlights included Shuting

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Shanghai Fashion Week FW21 Street Style Looks

Shanghai Fashion Week just wrapped up its in-person Fall/Winter 2021 edition on April 13. Titled “Bloom The Spring,” the eight day event saw over 100 brands showcase their collections under China’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Feeling like a lifetime ago since we saw our last street style looks, the HYPEBEAST China team has captured for us this season’s inspired fashion of young Chinese trendsetters, as we optimistically look towards a near future of live shows.

With the lingering cold, we see a heavy usage of jackets and casual suits, many of which are oversized and uniquely detailed. Accessories are

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Shanghai Fashion Week: Designers relish full schedule of physical shows

Written by Yaling Jiang, CNNShanghai, China

At a Shanghai art museum built from converted oil tanks, an eclectically dressed crowd chattered excitedly and lamented the long wait for a showcase by Chinese fashion label, Private Policy. But attendees’ impatience quickly dissipated as they were admitted to the venue and the brand sent its latest creations down a pink catwalk bathed in artificial fog.

The thrill and anticipation of runway shows has been sorely missed across the fashion world in the past year. But while events in Europe and North America are still impaired by the ongoing pandemic, it was
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Wendy Yu Announces the Winners of the Inaugural Yu Prize at Shanghai Fashion Week

Yu’s ambition was to promote all of the designers and identify the ones that could be successful on a global scale with the appropriate funding and support. Last night, she awarded Chenpeng’s Peng Chen the top prize: one million renminbi, or $150,000; the opportunity to sell his collections at Harrods; and a year-long mentoring program with Only the Brave’s Renzo Rosso. Yu also announced three additional prizes: Susan Fang took home the Yu Prize Creative Pioneer Award in partnership with Piaget, a prize of 300,000 renminbi (or $45,000); Donsee10’s Danqi Chen picked up the Yu Prize Sustainability Champion

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Shanghai Fashion Week Goes Green and Creative for Fall

LONDON — Once again a full physical showcase amid a global pandemic. Shanghai Fashion Week will be announcing the provisional lineup for the fall 2021 season on Monday, WWD can exclusively reveal.

Despite a two-week postponement from its usual mid-March dates due to a flare-up in local COVID-19 cases in February, Shanghai Fashion Week will return in full force from April 6 to 13, with a comprehensive physical showcase calendar, sustainability events and creative panels, such as the inaugural Yu Prize on April 6 at HKRI Taikoo Hui, and the “Ulio Space” exhibition at Mode Shanghai, and sales-driven digital initiatives.

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