Shanghai-style Cheongsams shown at the 1st Shanghai-Macau Theme Week

Publisher:钱玲丽Release time:2019-11-17Browse the number:21

      On November 11, invited by Shanghai-Macau Economic Cultural Development Association and the Macau-Shanghai Friendship Association, our school team joint the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the 20th anniversary of the return of Macau and the 1st Shanghai-Macao Theme Week in Macau. Present at the opening ceremony was Ho Hau Wah, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, leaders of major government departments in Shanghai and Macau, including the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, and the United Front Work Department of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, as well as people from all walks of life, totaling over 500.


      A runway show, which is titled “Classics and Rebirth of Shanghai-style Cheongsams, was staged as a gift imbued with the charm of Shanghai for the 20th anniversary of the return of Macau. The event was coordinated by Shanghai Greater Donghua Fashion Creative Center of Donghua University and participated by more than 30 teachers and students from the School of Fashion and Art Design.

(Runway show)

        The show consists of four series of Shanghai-style cheongsams,namely, traditional classic cheongsams, ceremonial cheongsams, business cheongsams and technological cheongsams. The business cheongsams are selected works designed and produced by Donghua University and Shanghai Fashion Accessories Society in collaboration with high-end cheongsam customization enterprises in Shanghai and other cities in the Yangtze River Delta as well as cheongsam brands in recent years. Their design integrates ancient Chinese philosophies about five elements, namely, metal, wood, water, fire and earth, exploring future fashion with eastern aesthetic. The technological cheongsams include two series, luminescence and deformation, which are the designed by Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation, College of Materials Science and Engineering, and School of Fashion and Art Design and have been exhibited at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2018 and 2019. The cross-disciplinary use of zinc sulfide nanometer powder isolychn and nanometer deformable film in fashion design shows innovative thinking that combines technology and fashion. It is worth mentioning that the “Flower Fairy” cheongsam, which has debuted at the Shanghai Float on the 70th anniversary of the National Day, appeared to the music My Motherland and Me, echoing the theme of celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the return of Macau in the 1st Shanghai-Macao Theme Week.

(Runway show)

      Su Xiangmei, president of the Shanghai-Macau Economic and Cultural Development Association, extended gratitude to Donghua University for bringing Shanghai-style cheongsam to the events of the 1st Shanghai-Macau Theme Week. The wonderful performance demonstrates the unique charm of Shanghai-style costume culture for the citizens of Macao. She also hoped that in the future, cooperation between designers and young college students from Shanghai and Macao would be further strengthened to contribute positively to the cultural exchange and cooperation between Shanghai and Macao.