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The Evolution of Chinese Feminism in relation to Clothing
The collection is focused primarily on the evolution of Chinese feminism from the late Qing dynasty to contemporary Chinese society. In the past, from Qing, they are expected to wear loose fitting clothes that covered their skin and hid their body shape. Then, with the establishment of the Republic of China, the country experienced heavy inflows of Western culture and thought and the Cheongsam emerged as the most typical form of Chinese dress. Soon after, in an age of Mao, Mao’s uniform usurped the Cheongsam.
Within this context, I was inspired by the history of Chinese feminism and my final collection is an attempt to manifest the process of this evolution.