The 2018 Chengdu International Trend Week, co-organized by Chengdu Media Group, opened on Nov 13 within the Tianfu New Space of Chengdu, Sichuan province in China.
Representatives of practically 100 fashion-related companies, schooling companies and design facilities from areas together with the 4 main trend capitals of New York, Paris, Milan and Tokyo attended the opening ceremony of the primary worldwide trend week to be hosted in Chengdu. Distinguished visitors gathered from such outstanding organizations because the Europe Design Heart, Goldman Sachs, the University of Tokyo, the International Administration Group and the Parsons College of Design, amongst many others.
A discussion board was held as a part of the opening ceremony, wherein luminaries from the trade held a dialogue on the subject of “What can Chengdu contribute to world trend?” and provided their observations from a wide range of views.
Elliott Foote, IMG planning supervisor and particular envoy of the New York Fashion Week, mentioned in his speech on the opening ceremony that Chengdu is a wonderful metropolis with wealthy cultural assets, and he feels keen to ask many worldwide designers and prime manufacturers to carry their designs and merchandise right here. Chengdu ought to make full use of its distinctive cultural choices, reminiscent of Sichuan figured satin and Sichuan embroidery to draw extra manufacturers and expertise to settle within the metropolis, he added.
Simon Collins, former head of the Parsons College of Design, plans to open a design college in Chengdu. He thinks Chengdu is a metropolis that cares an excellent deal about trend, and younger native designers have to make each effort to teach themselves on trend design and to pay eager consideration to the event of the fashion trade.
Doug White, a philanthropist from the USA, identified that Chengdu can keep its personal cultural essence whereas pursuing innovation-driven improvement, and Chengdu is an effective representative of Chinese language trend.
Federico Boselli, particular envoy of the chairs of each the Europe Design Heart and Milan Trend Week, was impressed by Chengdu’s fashionable ambiance as quickly as he acquired off the airplane. He thinks that trend is an attitude of life and a life fashion that’s intently linked with human existence, and so this may be prolonged to a metropolis’s cultural texture.
Zhang Qinghui, chairman of the China Trend Affiliation, mentioned in his speech on the opening ceremony that Chengduhas by no means been wanting conventional tradition and trend genes, and that trend can construct a bridge between a metropolis and the world.
Jerome Scola, chief strategy officer of Slush, a global tech occasion, mentioned Chengdu has left an amiable impression on him, as a result of Chengdu reminds him of Paris, in that it’s a place the place folks can get pleasure from life to the fullest and are stuffed with vitality. It’s laborious to combine conventional tradition and fashionable trend, however Chengdu achieves this in its personal distinctive method.
Lyu Yan, a mannequin and fashion designer, mentioned Chengdu is a metropolis that hums with power, the place the younger folks right here love new issues, and the place many younger ladies know all types of very particular and even obscure manufacturers.
The six-day occasion attracted 9 world-leading trend companies to Chengdu for communication and change. Moreover, some worldwide manufacturers, together with Chloé, Stella McCartney, Blue Erdos, Etro, Play Lounge & Self-portrait and Sportmax, hosted trend reveals on Chengdu’s landmark Taikoo Li enterprise road.
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