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Latest update : 2012-02-10

ESMOD and Chinese New Year

The premium outlet La Vallée Village, located 35 kilometers east of Paris, put on a special exhibit to honor Chinese New Year.

A creative way to thank their loyal Asian shoppers. Students from the French fashion school Esmod were invited to showcase their modern interpretations of traditional Chinese clothing. Each garment was strikingly unique, reflecting the diverse origins of the students. Zeinab Sedaghat is Iranian. She teaches fine arts in Tehran. Her inspiration ? The Silk Road.
Dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology. A symbol of power, strength, and determination. Israeli student Ron Hale was inspired by something less aggressive yet equally important in Chinese folklore. The lotus flower. The lotus flower, a symbol of purity and beauty.
So which students found this exercise of interpretation particularly arduous?
The Chinese of course!
The paradox of French fashion schools : They are the most vilified yet the most apt to train foreign students.
 

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