What do you think about the Hello Kitty doll on the runway at China Fashion Week?
It wasn’t a toy fair after all was it? I’m sure it wasn’t a childrenswear show either. I keep my fingers crossed that it won’t get treated like a laughing stock in front of the foreign press.
China Fashion Week without Guo Pei, the leading Couturier from Beijing and the first iconic Chinese luxury brand NE-Tiger was like soup without salt. Frankly, most runway shows featured were rather unexciting and lacked talking points. There’s still a long way to go for young Chinese designers to sharpen their competitive edge for securing a position on the world fashion stage. It literally surprised me in a negative way when a model appeared on the runway in a girly pink frilled bikini holding the Hello Kitty doll in her hands. It wasn’t a toy fair after all was it? I’m sure it wasn’t a childrenswear show either. I keep my fingers crossed that it won’t get treated like a laughing stock in front of the foreign press.
In spite of this, I could still spot some goodies such as a Mongolian boqtaq inspired headpiece and an ethnic pompon basket to complete the multicolored ethnic tribal style, which is my favorite way to dress up these days. I saw at least a little ray of hope at this point.
Photo courtesy of “Fashion Beauty Makeup”