Shanghai Fashion Chinese models
fashion week, Chinese model girls.
creations have some kind of local flavor.
Chinese models show great fashion in Shanghai.
This is particular visible at Shanghai fashion shows
during Shanghai fashion week.
Shanghai and Chinese fashion designs are often based on silk material. At the
fashion show in the South China Silk Factory you will see
traditional Costumes made from silk but also modern designs made from silk, plus T shirt's, costumes, shirts,
bedcovers, bed sheets, pillowcases, all made from soft
This are beautiful designed off the shelf
products and custom made if you like. In the
South China Silk Factory you can even watch
the whole process how to create Shanghai fashion from dismantling the cocoon, spinning the
silk, weaving the silk , until the final piece of silk
material is coming out from the machinery.
show you the final piece of silk Shanghai fashion. The
creative designs come from the
countless small companies whose
shops are in the shopping centers
and in some old
quarters. The big shopping
and similar consumer miles have
great items on display is mainly from the big
But the real creative items
by smaller garment
companies. This can be seen very
clear at the Shanghai
Fashion Week with countless attractive fashion
style plus Chinese fashion models
is the essence of every
fashion show. Chinese fashion is very creative
already found profitable
niches in the Chinese export
Shanghai fashion show
and colorful designs are visible at
the permanent fashion
shows at the factories almost every
working day and
in particular during the Fashion Week.
With great woman clothes,
shirts, soft Chinese silk,
silk lingerie and other clothing.
There is also street
fashion from the silk fashion
factory and traditional Chinese
fashion costumes plus modern styled
fashion design made from silk
There are plenty of small
shops and manufacturer who have a
high level of creative designed clothes. Many
successful companies have their own
trademark as it is visible
at the Shanghai Fashion Week
with plenty of shows, exhibitions
and other tradeshows.
Slowly they move into the
together with other
fashion houses have
managed to leave the
time behind when
China was always
only know for copy
The net of importers of
Shanghai and Chinese fashion
which are mainly overseas
Chinese is greatly
contributing to the success
of Shanghai fashion and
Chinese fashion in general.
ancient Chinese fashion, and
modern Chinese fashion plus naturally the
crossover items. The best is to watch all this attractive
models presenting Chinese designer wear
with sometimes very artistically make up and body
decoration. A totally different kind of
the same region is here,
Traditional Shanghai Fashion
Europeans of means were the ultimate consumers, and
they were particularly captivated by luxurious and
exotic goods, including
French and the British began trading with China
starting in the late seventeenth century and of all
the commodities imported, silk was one of the most
desirable and profitable.
As textiles and
fashion were the most expensive of all household
items, sure signs of wealth and status were imported silk window curtains
for sumptuous interiors and silk dresses in the
latest fashion. The ornamental motifs on Chinese
lacquer work, and porcelain were borrowed by textile designers in Europe providing for local
consumption in the style now known as chinoiserie.
Chinese Silk Fashion
Chinese silk fashion
- A Complex Connection:
China's Government & Garment Industry
relationship between China's Communist government
and the country's huge fashion apparel industry can be a
rigorous exercise in reading between the lines. But
an accurate perspective yields better understanding
of this critical sourcing locale.
International sewn products executives who have been
doing business with China for the past two decades
cannot help but notice the changes that the nation's
widening ventures into fashion have brought to this
global apparel powerhouse.
For instance, Westerners visiting China in 1980
found themselves in a nation where all men and women
were wearing drab blue tops and baggy blue pants.
Today, they see Chinese men in suits and ties,
T-shirts and jeans, and women in Shanghai and
Guangzhou in silk fashion and styles just a few
steps behind those of New York and Los Angeles.
evident on the surface of Shanghai and China, are
closely linked to the Chinese apparel
industry's evolution in the 1980s and 1990s.
It transformed from a market segment in
which business practices as well as people's
personal attires were all dictated by
socialist strictures into the largest
purveyor of fashion apparel in the world.
But how did these changes come about, and
what has been the role of the Chinese
government in the industry's transition?
While many in the
fashion products industry keep a
close eye on China, both as a competitor and a
sourcing ally, few fully understand the answers to
these and other important questions, such as: Do
recent downturns in Chinese apparel exports
foreshadow an irreversible decline of the industry
in China, this is not for silk fashion.
To provide some perspective on these issues,
following is an analysis of some key facts and
figures related to today's Chinese apparel industry,
and the role of the government in the country's
overall sewn products complex.
Few Garments and Fashion
Items produced by state-owned
enterprises play a significant role. The Chinese government
has no much influence into the
country's garment and Shanghai fashion industry.
This is in sharp
contrast to China's textile industry, in which the
government controls the buying and selling of
cotton, wool and silkworms, and is heavily involved
in spinning and weaving.
An independent audit of China's garment
& fashion industry
above the village level at the end of 1997 showed
the following breakdown of overall sales:
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* 5.4 percent of sales are attributable to
* 61 percent can be traced to township enterprises
and urban collectives;* 28.4 percent are made by enterprises with foreign
* 5.2 percent are by private enterprises and
many are around Shanghai.
This Chinese and Shanghai fashion industry structure makes intuitive sense
because state-owned enterprises are widely viewed as
slow and inefficient -- not characteristics
well-suited for the fickle fashion industry.
fact, store-bought garments were not widespread in
China until the mid-1980s and China's central
planners, oriented toward production goals in terms
of tonnage and yardage, never saw much
glamour in making clothes.
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While there were
always tailors and seamstresses and factories for uniforms in China, the fashion
apparel industry in China as we know
it today was pioneered by Hong Kong
garment companies setting up plants
across the border in Shenzhen in the
early 1980s. These companies from
Hong Kong were soon followed by
operations established by the
Taiwanese, the Japanese and the
Meanwhile, township enterprises and other
collectives, as well as
individual entrepreneurs, saw profit
in garment making and set up their
own production lines.
primarily targeted China's domestic
fashion market, but some were
able to compete successfully in the
export market. Today, many companies
classified as "urban collectives" or
"township enterprises" are privately
owned, with entrepreneurs paying a
fee to local authorities for the use
of land or for the comfort of being
able to operate under local
Despite the obvious
activity of these "private collectives" and
foreign-funded firms, data released by the Chinese
government's customs department showed that some 63
percent of garment export were produced by
state-owned enterprises, and only 16 percent by
joint ventures (township enterprises or urban
collectives) and 12 percent by foreign-funded
As is often the case with data from the
Chinese government, the numbers do not always mean
what they say. In this instance, the government
grossly misrepresented the role of state-owned
enterprises in the garment industry.
A primary reason for the discrepancy is that
until last year, export quotas and licenses were
allocated only to state-owned enterprises or
foreign-funded enterprises and joint ventures.
Chinese entities producing garments and fashion had to negotiate
with state-owned enterprises to export their
merchandise under the latter's quotas and export
Beginning in 1998, however, 15 percent of
export quotas were allocated directly to the
entities actually producing the garments. This
proportion is supposed to rise to 20 percent this
Moreover, an electronic auction system has
been initiated for allocating the export quotas most
in demand. And on Jan. 4 of this year, private
manufacturers were granted export and import rights
for the first time