"Taipei Fashion Week" is not only a platform for Taiwanese fashion designers to showcase their creative aesthetics, but also a fashion project that showcases the quality of the city and humanity. As the most important communication platform for Taiwan’s fashion industry, Taipei Fashion Week has been synchronized with the four major international fashion weeks for the first time since 2021 with a frequency of two seasons a year. Especially in March, when the pandemic was the most severe, while the four major fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris were all converted to online format, Taipei Fashion Week was able to focus on sustainability and was still able to present as a physical fashion show at the time, which not only drew the attention from the international fashion community, but also Improved the visibility of Taiwan's fashion industry.
Due to the pandemic, Taiwan's fashion industry is in a challenging situation. As October approaches, Taiwan has already experienced three-level vigilance for two and a half months due to a domestic outbreak, and it was only in August that things were finally under control. Despite these difficulties, organizers and designers collaborated, striving to break free from the restrictions of the current situation. For SS22 Taipei Fashion Week, we have spared no effort in letting the world see the wonderful and extraordinary fashion potential of Taiwan.
With five major propositions: function, sustainability, crossover, humanities and diversification, Taipei Fashion Week consists of a series of events including 16 fashion shows hosted by the Ministry of Culture, 9 of which are held independently by brands. The Ministry of Economic Affairs have also arranged Taiwan Fashion Design Award (TFDA), Asia Fashion Collection, Business Matchmaking, and Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show. Taipei Fashion Week aims to expand its reach to every corner of the city.
As the two main events of Taipei Fashion Week, "CrossLab:Dialogue between Ar t & Fashion" and "CrossHub:Intersection between Music & Fashion" are the center of attention. With this year's theme being interdisciplinary collaboration, six groups of fashion designers and artists have carefully arranged for a fascinating presentation, which will be performed simultaneously at AMBI SPACE ONE (TAIPEI 101 5F) and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park with the support of 5G technology. It will certainly be another dazzling highlight of this season's Taipei Fashion Week.
Furthermore, Taipei Fashion Week SS22 presents TPEFW Select Shop and leads the audience to return to Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store, where a selected boutique features more than 40 fashion designer brands from all over Taiwan. In addition, the Designer Fashion Pop-up Store, International Fashion Forum, and FNO fashion show are hosted by the Taipei City Government, making Taipei Fashion Week all the more complete.