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Shanghai fashion takes centre stage

Cutting-edge designs from Chinese fashion graduates will be showcased in catwalk events at a historic venue during this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The next generation of talent from the Shanghai International College of Fashion and Innovation (SCF) have taken classic Chinese silhouettes, fabrics and colour and given them a modern twist.

From Shanghai with Love

3pm and 6pm on 23 and 24 August 2019

University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library

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From Shanghai with Love preview
Models wearing designs from the From Shanghai With Love preview.

Striking designs

The graduates’ designs, which highlight their technical craft and environmental concerns, will be previewed in the Playfair Library at the University of Edinburgh.  

The fashion showcase – From Shanghai with Love – is a collaboration between Donghua University and the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh.

Vibrant showcase

Colourful streetwear inspired by the Peking Opera, modern denim accessories and genderless sportswear will feature in the slick catwalk show.

The changing styles of children and their parents over the past 100 years will also be on exhibited as part of the show.

The display of more than 40 garments highlights the shift from traditional dress from the late Qing Dynasty in the early 20th century to the Western influences of the modern day.

Ongoing partnership

In 2014, the University of Edinburgh and Donghua University launched SCF to give Shanghai-based fashion students the opportunity to study at Edinburgh College of Art for the final two years of their programme.

We are delighted to hold this celebration of Chinese fashion for the third year. I’m sure audiences will be captivated by the eye-catching designs, which merge cutting-edge technology with traditional Chinese design.

Professor Natascha GentzDirector of the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh

Related links

From Shanghai with Love

Donghua University College of Fashion and Innovation

Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh

Study Fashion at Edinburgh College of Art