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In Pictures: China's changing fashion scene
Growing prosperity and fashion sense has China emerging as catwalk contender.
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Beijing, China - Statement outfits and daring fashion looks pass along the catwalk as the audience rushes from one show to another during China’s Fashion Week in the capital.

They are mostly young Chinese with an appetite for original designs and luxury brands. Willing to mix-and-match new styles and defy norms, they represent a growing trend as wages rise and China’s population becomes tempted to spend on consumer goods. 

According to McKinsey - a global consultancy - in 2015 about 20 percent of the world’s luxury brand sales ($27 billion) will come from China, as the country becomes one of the most valuable fashion markets in the world.

By 2020, Boston Consulting Group predicts China's fashion market will be worth $201.3 billion, as the country moves away from the factory model and the middle class embraces consumption.

It's an opportunity that international fashion brands do not want to miss as they try to captivate the Chinese with their acclaimed designs.

The increasing influence and popularity of China Fashion Week is a reminder of how fast the country’s domestic industry is evolving. A growing pool of homegrown designers proud of their cultural heritage are ready to take to the catwalk with Chinese inspired designs. 


/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

More than 50 fashion designers are showing their Spring-Summer 2014 collections to a domestic audience with an increasing appetite for luxury brands.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Fashion designers explore all kinds of themes for their fashion shows.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera
Domestic designers are looking back to their cultural roots and traditions as sources of inspiration.


/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Ji Wenbo's designs adopt the Chinese philosophical principle of Zen.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera
More than 500 models are participating in this edition of China Fashion Week.


/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Simon Gao blends Oriental wisdom with Western design ideas.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Futuristic and traditional elements at a Simon Gao show.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Sheguang Hu Haute Couture designs represent the emptiness of a life without dreams.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

More than 20 percent of the luxury brand sales market will come from China by 2015.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

By 2020, Boston Consulting Group predicts China's fashion market will be worth $201.3 billion, three times bigger than today, as the country moves away from the factory model and the middle class embraces consumption.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

The domestic fashion industry is developing at such speed that in just a few years China is expected to account for 30 percent of the global fashion market growth.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

International fashion brands do not want to miss on China's burgeoning market.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

A growing pool of homegrown designers proud of their cultural heritage are ready to take to the catwalk with Chinese inspired designs. 



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Chinese consumers are expected to become more sophisticated as they choose what brands to follow.



/Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Fashion is becoming a powerful way of expression for the young generation willing to explore new trends.




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Fashion designers explore all kinds of themes for their fashion shows.

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Ji Wenbo(***)s designs adopt the Chinese philosophical principle of Zen.

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Simon Gao blends Oriental wisdom with Western design ideas.

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Futuristic and traditional elements at a Simon Gao show.

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Sheguang Hu Haute Couture designs represent the emptiness of a life without dreams.

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More than 20 percent of the luxury brand sales market will come from China by 2015.

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By 2020, Boston Consulting Group predicts China(***)s fashion market will be worth $201.3 billion, three times bigger than today, as the country moves away from the factory model and the middle class embraces consumption.

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The domestic fashion industry is developing at such speed that in just a few years China is expected to account for 30 percent of the global fashion market growth.

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International fashion brands do not want to miss on China(***)s burgeoning market.

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A growing pool of homegrown designers proud of their cultural heritage are ready to take to the catwalk with Chinese inspired designs. 

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Chinese consumers are expected to become more sophisticated as they choose what brands to follow.

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Fashion is becoming a powerful way of expression for the young generation willing to explore new trends.

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More than fifty fashion designers are showing their Spring Summer 2014 collections to a domestic audience with an increasing appetite for luxury brands.

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More than fifty fashion designers are showing their Spring Summer 2014 collections to a domestic audience with an increasing appetite for luxury brands.

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Fashion designers explore all kinds of themes for their fashion shows. China Fashion Week is a good opportunity to captivate the audience and build their brand.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/45715641eb8376ff2b7728b62298b765Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Fashion designers explore all kinds of themes for their fashion shows. China Fashion Week is a good opportunity to captivate the audience and build their brand.

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Domestic designers are looking back to their cultural roots and traditions as sources of inspiration.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/c694c9e359ac2a96820d165f33187128Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Domestic designers are looking back to their cultural roots and traditions as sources of inspiration.

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Ji Wenbo designs adopt the Chinese philosophical principle of Zen.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/ee68607cfd138e4e360c850e61d619d1Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Ji Wenbo designs adopt the Chinese philosophical principle of Zen.

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More than 500 models are participating in this edition of China Fashion Week.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/d9656c53f57bf332f1bd7f643739dd8bIris Mir/ Al Jazeera

More than 500 models are participating in this edition of China Fashion Week.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/a12e27be0a116d87742a2df6167dafcb

Simon Gao blends Oriental wisdoms with Western design Ideas.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/a12e27be0a116d87742a2df6167dafcbIris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Simon Gao blends Oriental wisdoms with Western design Ideas.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/6d5bbc406a9c0de7a6834f4d12830e8f

Futuristic and traditional elements at Simon Gao show.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/6d5bbc406a9c0de7a6834f4d12830e8fIris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Futuristic and traditional elements at Simon Gao show.

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Sheguang Hu Haute Couture designs represents the emptiness of a life without dreams.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/d57cecacead1b2a3c2b93ec9a1b54795Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Sheguang Hu Haute Couture designs represents the emptiness of a life without dreams.

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The sting of life and the need of feeling are at Sheguang Hu eyes what forces human beings to pursue their lost dreams.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/8f18e67bc281d5f1372977cfa23379e0Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

The sting of life and the need of feeling are at Sheguang Hu eyes what forces human beings to pursue their lost dreams.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/f1c4e2af34562bbc6947e46262720524

By 2020 Boston Consulting Group predicts China Fashion market will be worth 201,3 billion dollars, three times bigger, as the country moves away from the factory model and middle class embrace consumption.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/f1c4e2af34562bbc6947e46262720524Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

By 2020 Boston Consulting Group predicts China Fashion market will be worth 201,3 billion dollars, three times bigger, as the country moves away from the factory model and middle class embrace consumption.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/0e532542416768481545fe79f9af3088

The domestic fashion industry is developing at such speed that in just a few years China is expected to account for 30 of the global fashion market growth.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/0e532542416768481545fe79f9af3088Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

The domestic fashion industry is developing at such speed that in just a few years China is expected to account for 30 of the global fashion market growth.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/1522f9171b383df17258c9951593fe9d

China fashion luxury market is becoming very competitive. Consumers become more selective as they have a growing number of buying choices.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/1522f9171b383df17258c9951593fe9dIris Mir/ Al Jazeera

China fashion luxury market is becoming very competitive. Consumers become more selective as they have a growing number of buying choices.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/fa0cb7ab9875bb993b315774082dc7e7

Wang Yutao reminds of the importance of a moment of ealm with tea inspired patterns and designs.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/fa0cb7ab9875bb993b315774082dc7e7Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Wang Yutao reminds of the importance of a moment of ealm with tea inspired patterns and designs.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/3237fb13021239c927e84b8e85a783aa

Chinese consumers are expected to become more sophisticate as they make informed decisions about what brands to follow.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/3237fb13021239c927e84b8e85a783aaIris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Chinese consumers are expected to become more sophisticate as they make informed decisions about what brands to follow.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/7a93dd286e03198f3d9a7f9cc5a19383

Fashion is becoming a powerful way of expressions for young generations willing to explore new trends.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chinese_Fashion_Industry/slideshow/no-caption/7a93dd286e03198f3d9a7f9cc5a19383Iris Mir/ Al Jazeera

Fashion is becoming a powerful way of expressions for young generations willing to explore new trends.



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