As proclaimed by giant red banners in many hotels. It's not a show that garners much press in the West because names like Chanel and Gucci don't take part, but plenty of indie designers are displaying their wares on runways here, hoping to break into the international market. The theme this year is “Simple is Best”—belied, of course, by the outfits. And speaking of couture...what is it about ordering custom-made clothes that always makes me imagine a tailor will somehow provide not only beautifully sewn garments, but a model's figure to wear them? Sigh.
Photos courtesy of The Beijinger and The Daily Beast. Unfortunately for me, none of the 40 shows are open to hoi polloi without tickets.