On April, from 17th to 20th, was celebrated in Taipei another edition of the Taipei In Style fashion fair. This time, it was moved from the Nangang Exhibition Hall to the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. The new location has its advantages and disadvantages and they have to be analysed to consider if this is an improvement or not. But as to the fair, the content has been great like in the past edition: exhibitions, seminars, house shows, trunk shows,… and I was there with my Press Pass! Let’s start by Day 1!
I am collaborating with the Spanish blog Yuanfang Magazine. As they use Spanish, here you have another of my articles for them translated into English. You can read the Spanish version here. I hope you like it! 🙂
TAIPEI IN STYLE FASHION FAIR
Since 1997 TITAS (Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show) trade show is celebrated, dedicated primarily to the industrial textile industry: machinery, technological advances, new fabrics and techniques, etc.
Almost ten years later, in 2006, and within this same fair, TIS (Taipei IN Style) was created as a small extension as a fashion event.
But this extension has been growing year after year and has become a benchmark in the world of fashion in Taiwan and to which numerous designers, professionals, brands and businesses across Asia attend.
This year it was held from October 15th to 17th and, thanks to the blog, I could attend with “Press” badge included. Within all the shows, seminars and activities that took place, one of the most enjoyed was the Taiwan Fashion Designer Award 2013 Finale, the final of a competition for young designers from all over Taiwan.
There were a total of 16 participants (Yu Ting Fan, Chiung Fang Chang, Zi Yuan Wei, Cha Chuan Lee, Pei Yin Yeh, Yi He, Min Jiang Xie Chao Min Juan, I Hung Lee, Wen Ting Chen, Ana Yuniati, Shan Huang Liao, Chen Chiao Shin, Jung Yen Chen, and Lien Ying Lin Pei Chun Jung) and if there was something I could confirm, was the creativity and talent of this new generation. Variety of designs, innovative techniques and combinations of fabrics occurred in these collections. Inspired by one color or by all at once, in samurai warriors or Roman gladiators, in nature or in big cities, even in things as diverse as a unicorn or a Gothic cathedral, here you can see a selection with some of the designs that participated:
What do you think? You can see with more detail what happened the other days and shows at:
And you have more information about the two trade shows:
– TITAS: http://www.titas.tw/2013/index.html