Chinese fashion art exhibition opens in Berlin
Models wear fashionable dresses at the opening ceremony.
The Silk Road Image Chinese Fashion Art Exhibition was launched at the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin August 30, as a way to further promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Germany.
The exhibition was co-organized by the Chinese Embassy in Germany, the Chinese Cultural Center in Berlin, the Cultural Exchange Center between China and Foreign Countries and China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd (CAEG).
Counsellor Guo Jinqiu, wife of the Chinese ambassador to Germany, Chen Jianyang, an official from cultural department of the Chinese Embassy in Germany, and relevant officials and guests from fashion, culture and media fields attended the opening ceremony.
Guo said that in the past five years since the establishment of an all-round strategic partnership between China and Germany, bilateral relations have reached an unprecedented depth and breadth. Cultural exchange, as an important pillar and link, plays an irreplaceable role in enhancing the understanding and friendship between the two peoples. She said she thought that the Silk Road Image brand will further promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Germany.
Professor Li Dangqi delivers a speech at the ceremony.
Li Dangqi, former dean of Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts and former president of China Fashion Association, said that Silk Road Image tells China’s fashion stories to the German people, with the expectation that this will enhance understanding and friendship as well as strengthen cooperation and innovation.
Yang Beibei, curator of the exhibition, said that is an excellent brand project created by CAEG which showcases the essence of Chinese traditional culture through clothes. The show has already been displayed in Singapore, Japan, Mauritius and Russia.
Foreign visitors appreciate Chinese-fashioned clothes.
A number of famous costume designers brought their works to this exhibition. Three suits of antique embroidered cheongsam (the traditional high-necked, close-fitting dress with the skirt slit partway up the sides) collected by Zhou Feng and manuscripts of stage costume designs by CCTV’s senior fashion designer, Zhang Fang, were also showcased at the exhibition.
The exhibition was held in Berlin to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China as well as to show some of the splendid achievements in the development of Chinese culture.