2018 Fashion Week | The 24th International Fashion Forum at Shanghai International Fashion Cultural Festival & The 17th Greater Donghua Fashion Week Concludes Successfully

On the night of April 29, the six-day-long 24th International Fashion Forum at Shanghai International Fashion Cultural Festival & The 17th Greater Donghua Fashion Week ended successfully in the Columbia Circle with the brilliant show of Shangri-La-themed collection designed by Ma Yanli. Party Secretary Zhu Min, Vice President Liu Chunhong and Shu Huisheng of Donghua University attended the closing ceremony. The outside leaders and guests participating in the ceremony included Governor Gu Honghui of Changning District, Chairman  Ge Wenyao of Shanghai International Fashion Federation,famous pianist Kong Xiangdong, andrepresentatives from other colleges and universities as well as enterprises.

During the ceremony, the video of “2018 Fashion Shanghai” was shown to review the highlights of the 42 events under the four sections, i.e., Shanghai Forum, Shanghai Fashion Show, Shanghai Exhibition and Shanghai Creation.

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The ceremony was brought to a climax with the fantastic show of works themed “Shangri-La” designed by alumna Ma Yanli, which consisted of “Blue Sky and White Clouds,” “Green Mountains and Clear Waters” and “Shine Forever Like the Sun and the Moon.” With techniques of sculpture, dancing lines and exaggerated visual expression, her works feature a perfect integration of Shangri-La peoples and fashion, nature and spirit, the ancient and the modern, and tradition and quality, paying a tribute to the beautiful life and colorful ethnic culture in Yunnan. Ma Yanli was also presented with the 2018 Fashion Design Achievement Award for Shanghai Construction of City of Fashion by Director Bian Xiangyang of Shanghai Promotion Center for City of Fashion.

(Shangri-La-themed Workdesigned by Ma Yanli)