Chinese or China fashion Fashion Week is an international fashion event held twice a year at various venues in Beijing, China. The event originated in 1997 and hosts professional contests, exhibitions, fashion forums and professional evaluations. The event showcases fashion collections from various designers, including ready-to-wear, accessories, styling and other new designs. The dates for Fashion Week, in March and October, are determined by the China Fashion Federation.
There are many fashion weeks and fashion shows have been held in Beijing where over 3200 designers and models have contributed from countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, France, Italy, United States, Russia, Britain, Switzerland, Netherlands and Sweden.
Chinese clothing describes both the traditional hanfu and modern variations of indigenous Chinese dress as recorded by the artifacts and traditional arts of Chinese culture. Chinese clothing has been shaped through its dynastic traditions, as well as through foreign influences. Chinese clothing showcases the traditional fashion sensibilities of Chinese culture traditions and forms one of the major cultural facets of Chinese civilization
Traditional Han clothing comprises all traditional clothing classifications like suits, casual wear and dresses of the Han Chinese, with a recorded history of more than three millennia until the end of the Ming Dynasty. Depending on one’s status in society, each social class had a different sense of fashion in ancient China. Most Chinese men wore Chinese black cotton shoes, but wealthy higher class people would wear tough black leather shoes for formal occasions. Very rich and wealthy men would wear very bright, beautiful silk shoes sometimes having leather on the inside. Women would wear silk shoes, with certain wealthy women practicing foot binding wearing coated Lotus shoes as a status symbol until in the early 20th century