Shanghai – London, an Urban Tale of Fashion and Creativity

上海 – 伦敦, 对话城市与时尚

ACTIVE Angle Chinese Communications is delighted to be organising this dialogue on behalf of Shanghai Fashion Week. It aims to introduce, update and promote the city of Shanghai, its fashion and creative industries to the Western audience by means of an informative and interactive panel discussion.  It will also serve as a platform to encourage and facilitate continuous business exchanges between China and the UK.

Date: Wednesday 16th September 2015 ( Just ahead of London Fashion Week 18-22 Sept 2015)

Location:The Hospital Club, Covent Garden (24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ)

Time: 3pm – 6pm


Mr. Chen, Yougang – McKinsey Consulting Company

Ms. Wang, Zhen – Founder of “1436”, Ordos Group Ltd.

Mr. Justine Peng – CEO of “Dong Liang” Boutique

Ms. Liu, Mengjie – General Manager of Shanghai Xin Tian Di (commercial district)

A British entrepreneur who works with China – TBA


Gemma A. Williams – Author of Fashion China

An audience of around 100 professionals from the fashion/creative industries, buyer organisations, China experts and social/cultural commentators, the media, and movers and shakers within the Anglo Chinese business community will be invited to take part.

Places are limited so please confirm your attendance by Friday 4 September via email . Dress Code: business attire.

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Shanghai Fashion Week in London, 2015

Introduction to the overall campaign

Once known as ‘The Paris of the East, the New York of the West’, in the early 20th century, Shanghai attracted popular artistic and cultural movements to create a charming and lively centre of creativity.

More recently, especially from the late 1980s, Shanghai started to gather pace in China’s economic development to become the commercial and financial centre of mainland China and its largest service industries also include retail and real estate.  In the last two decades, Shanghai has been one of the fastest developing cities in the world.

Supported by the Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Fashion Week has been gloriously booming for more than a decade ever since it was established in 2003.  As an international and recognised platform for professionals and businesses, Shanghai Fashion Week has attracted wide media attention and has successfully created a platform “Mode Shanghai” for showcasing fashion and establishing trade links.

The bi-annual Shanghai Fashion Week, taking place in April and October, presents a variety of catwalks from men’s wear to women’s wear. Over the past 12 years, the event has been attracting brands and design labels from more than 20 countries.  Leading Chinese designers have launched their careers and are recognised on the international stage as a result of the success and development of Shanghai Fashion Week.

Prince William, during his visit to China in May, declared 2015 as the year of UK China Culture Exchange.  In this spirit, a creative campaign is being initiated in London to coincide with London Fashion Week in September 2015.  It is being supported by the China Ministry of Culture and Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce; organised by the Shanghai Fashion Week Organising Committee, with associated sponsors including Shanghai Textile Group (Shangtex Group), Shanghai Fashion Designers Association and Shanghai International Fashion Centre.  A delegation of movers and shakers from these organisations and the Shanghai Fashion world will be arriving in London for this three-part campaign ‘Style Now Shanghai’.

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