CHINESE designer Zhou Yanti will be the star of Perth Fashion Festival’s (PFF) International Runway: China Fashion Association at Crown Pyramid tonight.
The event is a collaboration between Fashion Council WA and the China Fashion Association and is supported by the Federal Government and Town of Victoria Park.
The runway will pay tribute to China’s strong history of textile and design excellence while recognising the country’s fashion forward future.
Yanti is a graduate of Istituto Marangoni in Milan and is a pioneer of ready-to-wear haute couture in China.
PFF director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said Yanti’s label Zoual by Yanti presented a stunning blend of European influences with Chinese craftsmanship to create refined silhouettes that would really speak to an Australian audience.
“I can’t wait for guests at her show to fall in love with her designs as I have,” she said.
Ms Harvey-Hanrahan said it was crucial for WA to engage with China’s booming fashion market.
“The collaboration will build bridges between designers and the commercial market as well as promoting Chinese and WA fashion on an international level,” she said.
“China is not only the biggest consumer of luxury goods in the world, but a country with great creative potential.”
International Runway: China Fashion Association starts at 9.30pm.