Taipei IN Style 2017 was held from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19 at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei. Taipei IN Style is the premiere venue for original fashion designers in Taiwan, and an important event for the fashion and textile industry in Asia. The annual event aims to support Taiwan’s fashion industry while giving young, and talented designers opportunities to present their work to the world. TIS is a meticulously-organized and integrated fashion trade fair showcasing apparel, accessories, footwear, handbags, and other fashion-related products and services, to design and trade professionals from Taiwan and abroad.
In 2017, TIS organized 14 runway shows, 4 seminars, and provided exhibition space for 145 brands with 208 booths. Some notable exhibitors in 2017 included Cotton USA, the International Fur Federation, the JNBY Group, PR01, and Redress among many others. It successfully attracted numerous professional buyers and media groups from 20 countries, with a total of over 20,000 visitors participating in this year’s festival. TIS not only acts a communication hub for the fashion industry in Asia, providing organizations and designers with a forum to share ideas and network with one other, but it also serves as an effective B2B platform for buyers and exhibitors.
The first day of runway shows at Taipei IN Style 2017 was truly a feast for the eyes. In total there were four amazing runway presentations to mark the first day of the four day event. The opening show presented designer brands Hong Chubby and Madam May, while the second show featured collections from Chinese brand JNBY, and FASHION hongkong. The final show of day one was an intoxicating presentation aptly titled ‘Tantalizing Haze’ by designer Wang Liling.
The Asia Remix 2017: ASIA fur design competition showcased exceptional fur creations. Asia Remix 2017 was sponsored by the International Fur Federation (IFF) and featured the creations of 13 designers competing for the Asia Remix 2017 Final award, with designers hailing from five different countries: Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Korea. Ultimately, two designers were given special recognition and honors; Taiwanese-American, Alexander King Chen, and Taiwanese designer, Linda Yang. One of the most distinctly Taiwanese brands of the Taipei IN Style showcase had to be TOTEM, which is inspired by, and incorporates traditional patterns of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples. The TOTEM collection highlighted a truly unique aspect of Taiwanese culture for the world to see.
The Taiwan Textile Federation once again plans to host next year’s Taipei IN Style 2018 from November 8 to 11 at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. We continuously strive to promote Taiwan’s unique talent and quality brands both at home and abroad. Further, TIS will always aim offer a platform for international designers and fashion brands to come explore cooperative possibilities in order to enter markets in Taiwan as well as neighboring countries. We therefore cordially invite you to join us as next year at TIS 2018.