A fashion revolution in China changed the face of fashion forever, with the country’s first fashion designers pushing boundaries that are still felt today.
A generation ago, most people were not familiar with the world of clothing and even more so the world’s leading fashion houses.
But through a wave of creativity and experimentation in the late 1950s, fashion became more accessible and less exclusive.
In this article we take a look at the women’s and men’s fashion trends that changed the world for decades.
1950s fashion was a global revolution in fashion and women’s liberation.
In this article, we look at how fashion revolution changed the lives of Chinese women, from the fashion world to the fashion houses and designers.
China’s fashion scene is unique in that it was not limited to a single sector.
Many designers created a style and lifestyle that was completely different to the ones that existed in the western world.
Fashion designer Lee Weiwei, who became the first Chinese to win an Academy Award for his work, was an influence for many of today’s designers.
He created the iconic “Chinese girl”, an elegant and fashionable woman who became a global icon of 1950s fashion.
Women were encouraged to experiment with their own style and look, and to experiment on their body, their hair, and their fashion.
The movement to “open up” to the world was also a trend, and it was led by the Chinese Communist Party.
The party’s goal was to make the people understand that fashion and beauty could be a source of self-expression.
The era of the Chinese girl is known as the “Golden Age” of fashion.
It was the time when the “old” Chinese style of dress and hair was completely abandoned.
When the women started to wear dresses, they were the first to wear women’s clothes and accessories.
For example, in the early 1960s, the Chinese women’s magazine Shanghai Women’s Daily published a piece called “Women and Clothing”.
The article showed the Chinese woman as an attractive woman who would fit in well in a suit, and the magazine’s editor declared, “Women must not be ashamed to wear whatever they like.”
By the late 1960s the style of women’s clothing had changed, with many women’s styles being tailored to fit the needs of a particular generation.
A fashion designer who helped to make this transition was Lin Feng, who was born in 1921 in the Shanghai suburb of Changsha.
Lin Feng’s early career as a designer was a journey through China’s fashion industry, first in Shanghai and then in Hong Kong.
In Shanghai, he created the clothing that would become iconic to the Chinese fashion scene.
Lin’s early work included the popular “T-shirt”, a dress that had a skirt that fell down over the hips and a “bamboo skirt” which fell down below the waist.
Lin Feng was a fashion designer that had an eye for design.
He was not afraid to make bold choices.
He often wore clothing that was bold, colorful, and extravagant.
After the 1960s fashion revolution, Lin Feng took his ideas to the US, where he started to work on the “Tall Boy” style of clothing, a style that was influenced by the British fashion designers like Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren.
At the same time, in 1967, Lin created a dress with a curved bodice that fell into the shoulders, and a pair of leopard print pants.
This style was also influenced by British designers, including Vera Wang.
He would go on to design some of the most influential clothes of the era, including the “Boys and Girls”, a line of clothing that included a long skirt and high heels, with a silhouette that was inspired by the Japanese fashion style known as “Bonsai”.
Lin’s early designs were also influenced in many other ways.
He collaborated with artists like the British director and designer Richard Burton, who influenced his work in creating his iconic dress, the “Chinese Girl”.
Lin’s design work was often inspired by classical Chinese art and architecture.
By 1970, Lin was a celebrity in China, and he was asked to make clothing for President Richard Nixon.
Lin became a symbol of the new Chinese fashion revolution.
Today, Lin is often referred to as “the father of modern Chinese fashion.”
He is the man behind the designs that inspired the modern Chinese style.
This article is based on a TED talk that aired in 2016.