It was clear that Shanghai Fashion Week aims to be the most influential fashion trade platform in Asia. Press, buyers and a lot of fashion fans crowded around the venues of the main Xintiandi tents and the independent Labelhood platform to see what China’s fashion forces have to offer.
There is a total of 93 brilliant shows for this Shanghai Fashion Week 2018 SS. The platform this year presented an excellent selection of Chinese and Asian designers with an international reach, as many have showcased their collections also at Fashion Weeks in London and Paris.
Mukzin by Kate Han
Mukzin was founded by Kate Han and her husband, George Feng, in 2014, aiming to give traditional Chinese costumes a modern twist.
Mukzin由Kate Han和他的先生George Feng在2014年创立，品牌的初衷是要在传统中国服饰中融入摩登变化。
Heaven Gaia by Xiong Ying
Xiong Ying, the chief designer behind Heaven Gaia, is known for making couture dresses for "China’s Spring Festival Gala". In this collection, Heaven Gaia aimed to revive the "Four Great Beauties", who gained their reputation not just for their looks, but also for their influence over emperors.
熊英，Heaven Gaia的首席设计师，由于为《春晚》设计制作了多套礼服而为人所知。在这一系列中，Heaven Gaia的灵感来自复苏古代《四大美人》的神韵，这些佳丽之所以能名流千古，不仅仅因为她们容貌倾国倾城，更因为她们能以个人魅力左右皇帝的意愿。
Minki by Minki Cheng
Hong Kong-born Minki Cheng is one in a long line of Central Saint Martin’s graduates making their mark at Shanghai Fashion Week. Minki is a really creative brand, that proposes a modern approach to design, playing with sartorial memories, experimentations on innovative fabrics and unusual materials.
Angel Chen is another Central Saint Martin’s graduate. Her SS17 collection is inspired by the ancient book “Shan Hai Jing”, a historic text depicting various stories of monsters from land and sea.
Combining Chinese heritage and craft innovation, Angel experimented and integrated in SS17 collection boundary-pushing fabrics and new techniques like dissolvable embroidery fillings, creating multifunctional pieces that can be worn dozens of different ways, taking the principle of unisex to a new level.
The Fashion Week also featured fairs and showrooms: Mode Shanghai, On-Timeshow and Not Showroom, to name only a few, that gave the chance to numerous brands to show their creations to buyers and insiders.
此外，时装周还聚焦多种交易会和展示厅： Shanghai模式，实时秀场 和不止展示厅，上述仅仅是一部分，这些活动让众多品牌有机会向买手和业界人士展示他们的作品。
There are countless people devote to every season of Shanghai Fashion Week, with many attentions worldwide. The future of Shanghai Fashion Week will continue to uphold the cultural awareness and cultural self-confidence, moving forward to explore more lavish and suitable for locals, leading the fashion industry and taking the role of convergence!
Source: Shanghai Fashion Week