Taipei Fashion Week 2023SS. Based on the theme of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, we will introduce Taiwanese fashion to the world by combining traditional techniques of Living National Treasures with modern design.
This season’s opening show centered on the traditional clothing techniques of the indigenous peoples, with five living national treasure indigenous craftsmen and five designers engaging in dialogue on history, culture, technology and fashion.
A collaboration collection between the brand Just in XX, which appeared at the end of the opening show, and Chen Liyoumei, a traditional indigenous embroidery craftsman. (Image source: Taipei Fashion Week)
“Taipei Fashion Week SS23″ kicks off in mid-October. On the evening of the 14th, the opening show with the theme of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples was grandly held. Inheriting the five core values of previous Taipei Fashion Week: functionality, sustainability, cross-industry collaboration, diversity, and culture, the purpose of this year’s theme is to bring together contemporary fashion designers and traditional skills. Continuing and promoting Taiwan’s diverse cultural values, in anticipation of the possibility of cultural fashion works created by the conflict between Also, to show the world the cultural diversity and richness of Taiwan through the platform of Taipei Fashion Week. Li Yongde, director of the Ministry of Culture, said that the Taipei Fashion Week, which embodies the characteristics of indigenous peoples, will surely take its place in the world and show the world that it is an important cultural element of Taiwan. Let’s go,” he said. In addition, this Taipei Fashion Week will host 14 brand shows and 1 young talent show, with a total of 15 shows showcasing various styles and Taiwan’s next-generation fashion designs.
Indigenous-themed opening show
“MEET: Fashion in Collaboration with Indigenous Living National Treasures” Five indigenous Living National Treasure craftsmen and five fashion designers will create 10 costumes each, for a total of 50 costumes. Two of the 10 costumes for each brand are made by Living National Treasure craftsmen.
Five indigenous Living National Treasure craftsmen and fashion designers: From left, CHIAHUNG SU x Youma. Da Lu, BOB Jian x Xu Chun Mei, SHAO YEN x Yu Ying, Just in XX x Li You Sister Chen, DYCTEAM x Feng Ying Zhang
Zhang Fengying (family name: Seta Bakan) is the most respected weaver of the Seediq tribe. reinterpreted the traditional warrior’s clothing for hunting and the vestments that are the most representative of the Seediq women’s attire. CHIAHUNG SU, a brand that incorporates Taiwanese cultural elements into fashion, is owned by Yu Ma. Alliance with Tatsuriku (family name: Yuma Taru). They used Atayal handwoven fabrics to create an experimental collection that is entirely handmade.
Brands that appeared at the opening show: On the left is DYCTEAM’s traditional warrior clothing and a modern look in collaboration, and on the right is CHIAHUNG SU. (Image source: Taipei Fashion Week) SHAO YEN, who specializes in creative work using special materials, and Kavalan tribe banana silk weaving technology holder Zaqong Zhao Ying (family name: zaqong) have incorporated the Kavalan tribe’s unique traditional technique of “banana silk” into fashion. Xu Chunmei (family name: Miyang), who is well versed in the traditional weaving techniques of the Paiwan tribe, has partnered with designer BOB Jian, who specializes in splendid stage costumes, to use printed fabrics that make use of the patterns of the Paiwan tribe. Show off a ceremonial dress that combines tradition and modernity. Lastly, designer Zhou Yuying of Just in XX, who has appeared in New York Fashion Week six times, envisioned the Paiwan tribe in 2050, and together with Ljavaus Chen (tribal name: Ljavaus), who is familiar with the traditional embroidery techniques of the Paiwan tribe, ” CYBER FOLK The futuristic feeling of ethnic movements”, challenging the fashion that fuses tradition and technology.
Brands that appeared at the opening show: From the left, SHAO YEN, BOB Jian, Just in XX. (Image source: Taipei Fashion Week)
Taiwanese celebrity Aaron Yen wore the new collection of Taiwanese brand Story Wear to watch the opening show. (Image source: Taipei Fashion Week)
14 brand show and young talent show
This season, 14 Taiwanese brands will hold brand shows. INF, UUIN, JENN LEE, Liyu Tsai, Story Wear, C JEAN, and DOUCHANGLEE are holding outdoor shows, as well as be homme and GIOIA PAN at Songshan Creative Park, the official venue of Taipei Fashion Week. , WANGLING, Yentity, Seivson, and oqLiq. And #DAMUR, who performs a physical show in Berlin, will participate online this time.
In addition, Taipei Fashion Week is actively engaged in brand cultivation. Boo and PCES, two next-generation new brands that stand out in international competitions, as well as seven designers selected from the Interschool Show and Kaohsiung Fashion Awards, will appear at the Young Talent Show to inject a new generation of energy into Taipei Fashion Week. do.
Watch the opening show of Taipei Fashion Week SS23 and all brand shows on the official YouTube.
The INF brand show was held at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei in collaboration with Tainan’s traditional events. (Image source: Taipei Fashion Week)
At the opening show of Taipei Fashion Week this time, through a collaboration with an indigenous craftsman who is a Living National Treasure, the new possibilities of Taiwanese fashion were introduced to the world. In the future, Taipei Fashion Week expects the participation of various types and foreign brands to promote international exchange of brands. In addition, we will also focus on supporting Taiwanese brands to participate in New York, Paris, Tokyo Fashion Weeks, etc., aiming to increase the global attention of Taipei Fashion Week.
2022 Taipei Fashion Week SS23 main visual. (Image source: Taipei Fashion Week) Overview of “2022 Taipei Fashion Week SS23”
● Dates: October 8 (Sat) – October 28 (Fri), 2022
● Official venue: Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
● Organizer: Ministry of Culture, Executive Yuan
● Producer: Taiwan Conde Nast Group CNX Taiwan
● Official website: https://tpefw.com/
● Facebook: @tpefashionweek
● Instagram: @tpe.fashionweek
● YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8n5pOXW4YLU_iHhhsU8HVw
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