Fashion Show Enchants With Ancient Chinese Elegance

3 December, 2012 at 10:44 | Posted in Chinese culture | Leave a comment

Grand traditions and moral values of ancient China resonate with audience

By Cindy Chan
Epoch Times Staff

OTTAWA—A fashion show featuring stunning ancient Chinese attire delighted Ottawa Convention Centre visitors Saturday as it took them on a journey to ancient China that told of the elegance and majesty of that period in dress as well as in tradition and values.

The beauty, the elegance, the peace, the sense of fellowship around it—that’s really what struck me.

—Denise Leroux

“I thought it was spectacular, not only because of the costumes, which were amazing, but because of the knowledge that’s being shared through the show about all of the dynasties,” said Denise Leroux, who took many photos of the models.

The Han Couture Fashion Show attracted many shoppers at noon just outside the annual Signatures artisan gift show featuring professional Canadian handmade products.

The fashion showcase explored the unique styles of five different dynasties—Han (206 B.C.–A.D. 220), Jin (A.D. 265–420), Song (A.D. 960–1279), Ming (A.D. 1368–1644), and Tang (A.D. 618–907).

Host Arnaud Camu noted that while China comprises many ethnicities, the most prevalent has been the Han ethnic group.

He explained the term Han couture.

“Han couture refers to the garments and dresses worn by the Han people in China from over 4,000 years ago up until the 17th century, with the end of the Ming Dynasty,” he said.

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