ASIA FASHION EXPRESS

Shanghai & Jakarta on the Move

Asian cities experiencing explosive population and economic growth are staging spectacular Fashion Week extravaganzas for the world to see. The week-long fashion celebrations feature unique "real clothes" created by local designers. Shanghai Fashion Week launched in 2003 and now features over 1,000 brands on its roster. Many designers who have studied fashion design abroad in Europe and the US are adding a spin that is true to their cultural identity.
In Jakarta, Indonesia, Fashion Week began in 2008. It has grown to be one of the biggest fashion events in Southeast Asia. Popular Japanese television personality Haruka Nakagawa reports on the evolution of modest fashion from religious garments to modern arrangements of traditional customs and textiles. Tune in to see how 2 powerful Asian cities, once viewed solely as consumer countries, are transforming into proud production regions with global communication instincts.