The Malta Independent 17 June 2024, Monday
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Top Chinese fashion designer to share insights in Malta

Sunday, 26 May 2024, 08:55 Last update: about 22 days ago

The China Cultural Centre in Malta will host a cultural talk themed Dialogue with the world through the beauty of Chinese clothing on Monday, 27 May at its premises located at 173, Melita Street, Valletta at 7pm. The talk will have as its keynote speaker Prof. Chu Yan, renowned as one of China's top 10 fashion designers. With significant contributions to costume design in drama, film and TV, Prof. Yan's expertise will illuminate the beauty of Chinese clothing. Her lecture will explore the intricate elegance of ancient attire, the profound depths of ritual culture and the essence of Chinese fashion in the modern era.


Prof. Chu Yan is from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) and director of the Institute of Chinese Cultural Aesthetics of the New Era. Since 2015, she has been invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism to deliver lectures in over 10 countries and regions, showcasing her global perspective. From ancient costume to contemporary fashion, Prof. Chu's presentations delve into traditional aesthetics, the evolution of costumes and the cultural exchange between East and West. Through immersive exhibitions and shows, she highlights the beauty of Chinese attire, fostering dialogue with global civilisation and contributing to mutual understanding and friendship among diverse peoples through the integration and communication of dress culture.

At its core, the lecture will be commemorating the enduring charm of Chinese fashion, spanning from the lavish styles of the Tang Dynasty to its contemporary fusion with international trends. Through the medium of clothing, a potent vessel of cultural expression, the lecture aims to showcase not only the venerable traditions of Chinese culture but also the innovative spirit of contemporary China.

Entrance is free but reservation is recommended due to limited space. The lecture will be in Chinese with English interpretation.

Send an email on: [email protected] to secure your seat

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