Taipei Fashion Week is back! Here’s everything you need to know about the opening show

Ready to experience Taipei’s most exciting emerging and established fashion talents? Of course you are! Taipei Fashion Week returned yesterday with its opening show, “CrossLab: Dialogue Between Art and Fashion”, which was accompanied by an immersive 5G experience that showcased the runway collections in a whole new, innovative form inspired art.

Taking place on October 7, the opening event once again proved to be a highlight of the Asian fashion calendar and drew crowds from near and far… virtually and in person! This season, the main themes include sustainability, functionality, diversity, cross collaboration and humanity, influences that certainly shone on the opening show.

Taipei Fashion Week is known as a programming event where technology and fashion meet, and the six designers who attended incorporated digital technology to redefine the relationship between fashion and art. Thus, the brands were associated with six groups of artists: AUSTIN.W with the artist BP-Billy; C jean with artist Ching-Lin Chen and Yu-Hsiu Ma; #DAMUR with the abstract painter, Wu Tung-Lung; INF with illustrator Chiaos; UUIN with the mosaic artist, Chiang, Kai-Chun; and JUST IN XX with Taiwanese contemporary art master Paul Chiang resulting in a dazzling display of museum-worthy looks.

The event combined digital and physical, with audiences experiencing both a parade in a new space, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, as well as through Ambi Space One’s digital site. Both experiences merged fashion with the future via an assortment of visuals, installations, music, effects, sounds and other elements to make the viewing experience as immersive as possible. A partnership with Chunghwa Telecom’s 5G has also ensured the rapid transmission and delivery of multimedia images to viewers around the world.

“Fashion week is a particularly exciting time for us, allowing us to express the full range and diversity of Taiwanese art and digital design,” said a representative of Taipei Fashion Week. “This year, we will showcase brilliant combinations of six Taiwanese designer and artist brands that bring art and fashion together, while partnering with Chunghwa Telecom’s 5G to transmit and broadcast multimedia images, tech music and visual effects. Inter-domain and inter-site cooperation creates a whole new way of choreographing a track experience – promising a spectacle that attendees will find absolutely unforgettable.

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