It has been the third year since the Shanghai-Dunedin Sister City Project initiated by the cooperation of Shanghai University of Engineering Science Sino-French Institute of Fashion Designers (IFA) and New Zealand’s Otago Polytechnic. Young designers from the two countries will interpret their understanding of the hot issues every year with design works full of originality. After the theme “GREEN” on environmental protection in 2012 and “DRAMA” concerning with the inheritance of traditional drama art in 2013, the theme “Future Cultural Visionary” for 2014 focuses on the imagination and description of the future culture. In view of this, designers need to not only understand their native culture, but also make a selection among various inspirations from multiple culture elements including text, geography, music, literature, etc., and even from the collision of western and Chinese cultures. As a result, designers will express their understanding and good wishes in the language of fashion.
上海新天地太平湖公园 Show Hall B
October 22, 2013