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Couture Fashion Week NY to host design contest
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Jun '13
Couture Fashion Week is pleased to host the upcoming 4th edition of New Tang Dynasty TV's Global Han Couture Design Competition.

The catwalk event will showcase the stunning finalist designs and be followed by the award ceremony. The event will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday September 8, 2013 at the New Yorker Hotel in the city's Fashion District. Tickets are available online.

Many contemporary fashion designs incorporate such timeless Chinese elements as dragons, calligraphy, and Buddhas. But what can this rich and ancient culture offer in addition to those exotic elements? Can traditional oriental culture bring a new spirit to modern fashion? These are the questions at the heart of NTD TV's Global Han Couture Design Competition.

China is comprised of many different ethnicities, but Han culture has been the most prevalent since ancient times. Han Couture consists of the clothing worn by ethnic Hans, as well as those whom they inspired, from thousands of years ago up until the end of the Ming Dynasty in the 17th century.

The defining characteristics of Han Couture are its unique collars and lapels; wide, flowing sleeves; and the use of a sash in place of buttons. The look is refined, reserved, and noble, rendered in the finest fabrics, often with exquisite embroidered details and other embellishments.

Clothing and accessories of Han Couture are inseparable from the semi-divine culture of China. The Buddhist and Daoist belief in maintaining harmony between Heaven and mankind was reflected in every aspect of society including clothing and style.

Han Couture reached its peak in the Tang, Song and Ming Dynasties, with Chinese culture absorbing aspects from other regions and with different countries being highly influenced by Chinese culture. For example, today's Japanese kimono and Korean hanbok still retain features of Tang Dynasty dress.

The Global Han Couture Design Competition features designs inspired by the beauty of ancient Chinese apparel. This year the competition received more than 160 design entries from around 70 Han Couture designers. Prepare to be dazzled by the ancient majesty and grandeur of China at this unique fashion event.

Couture Fashion Week is a multi-day event showcasing couture and luxury fashion. It also includes exhibits of luxury brands and fine art as well as world-class entertainment and receptions. The prestigious event is held twice a year in New York City and is attended by upscale consumers, invited VIPs, the press and high-end store buyers. Couture Fashion Week offers unique promotional opportunities for luxury products and services.

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