Traditional Chinese Fashion Getting More Attention
New Tang Dynasty
Clothing has long played an important role in Chinese etiquette. The proper attire in rituals and in daily life puts Man in harmony with society and with Heaven and Earth. We can still catch glimpses of this Han Couture through ancient art works like frescos, paintings and ceramics.
Now in its fourth edition, New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television's Global Han Couture Design Competition features original designs that reference the apparel styles of China's Tang, Song and Ming dynasties. Through a selective use of materials, color, accessories and techniques, the designs will allow modern people to appreciate the aesthetics and practicality embedded in ancient Chinese couture.
The winning design entries will be presented in a catwalk show.
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location: The New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
For more information or reserve seats for the event, please visit: http://hanfu.ntdtv.com
China is comprised of many different ethnicities, but the Han culture has been the most prevalent since ancient times. Hanfu, or Han Couture, refers to the clothing worn by the Han from the time of the ancient Yellow Emperor to the end of the Ming Dynasty (2697 B.C. A.D. 1644).
The defining characteristics of Hanfu are its unique collars and lapels; wide, flowing sleeves; and the use of a sash in place of buttons. Its look is refined, reserved, and noble.
SOURCE New Tang Dynasty Television