He graduate creation show by the School of Fashion Design of Xiamen University of Technology, with the theme “initial creation”, was held in Beijing on May 16. This was the first time that this university attended the China Graduate Fashion Week. The 75 c
During the 2018 Show · Town China Graduate Fashion Week, the graduate show by Beijing Union University was held on May 15. This show was centered around the theme “Beijing Charm”. The ancient Chinese character meaning “charm” has harmonious connotations. As a city with over one thousand years of history, Beijing combines tradition with modernity, history and technology, and foreign concepts and local culture. Therefore, it was the perfect vehicle to convey the meaning of charm in the modern society.
The 70 creations by 27 designers represented their understandings and expressions of the theme “Beijing Charm”. The show became a platform for creating aspirations, concepts, viewpoints and understandings of these young designers, who themselves embody both tradition and modernity under the excitement of innovation.
The graduate creations emphasized the value of Beijing’s traditional culture and explored the integration of traditional culture with modern practices. Students found inspiration in Peking Opera, siheyuan (courtyard with houses on four sides), windmills and the layout of the city itself, and made creative innovations in terms of the form, fabric, structure and techniques used to construct their garments. This gave them the perfect opportunity to showcase their understanding of the traditional spirit of the city, as well as to emphasize their appreciation of the craftsmanship and inheritance of traditional culture.