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China Fashion: Conversations with Designers
This book documents the rise (and rise) of fashion design in China. Told through the stories of three generations of designers: those born in the 20s and 30s, who were active before the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949; those born in the 1950s and 60s, when fashion in China was isolated from the rest of the world and the wearing of "Mao suits" became ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 15th 2010 by Bloomsbury Academic
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It's always bothered me that my home country, Canada, gives little recognition to local designers, instead deferring to larger American or European brands. Even more baffling, however, is to consider a country like China, which is the world leader in textile production but seldom receives any credit for instigating design and fashion trends. In China Fashion, Christine Tsui attempts to change the country's knock-off reputation by focusing on its designers, who work to overcome not only a lack of ...more