(From Jing Daily)
A few years ago, Chinese fashion designers at New York Fashion Week were few and far between, even as their presence grew markedly at other major fashion events in London and Paris. Now, it’s a completely different story as New York is becoming a key platform for Chinese designers as they find it crucial to establish themselves in both the U.S. market and the international fashion circuit.
The lineup of the recent spring/summer 2017 New York Fashion Week lists over a dozen Chinese designers who presented their collections in both the main hall and at nearby satellite shows. Highlights included not only New York Fashion Week veteran Vivienne Tam, but also newer faces in the U.S. market such as Chinese gown designer Lan Yu, who has dressed celebrities including Kim Kardashian, and Wang Tao, who is known as China’s “Queen of the Suit” with her label Taoray Wang. Read more