“ASIA FASHION AWARD 2017 in Taipei” Will Bring Together the Best Models and Artists from Japan and Taiwan

14.July.2017 | FASHION

It has been announced that “ASIA FASHION AWARD”, an international event showcasing the latest in Asia’s fashion, culture and entertainment, will be held again this year at W Taipei on December 16th.

ASIA FASHION AWARD brings together Japan’s internationally renowned top creators as well as the most popular brands from Japan and Taiwan, a fashion show hosting top models, performances from Japanese and Taiwanese artists, displays of each country’s traditional culture and more to mix and promote Asian culture to the world.

 

The key visuals for this year’s event is once again designed by a collaboration between Mika Ninagawa and YOSHIROTTEN. Ninagawa is a photographer and film director whose solo exhibition held in Taiwan formed a continuous line of innumerable people. YOSHIROTTEN is an enthusiastic art director based in Tokyo who participates in many up-and-coming projects all around the globe and who receives much attention. This special collaborative piece between these two top creators is something you cannot afford to miss. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the key visual photos newly taken by Ninagawa for the event.

 

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Comment from Mika Ninagawa: I’m really happy to have been able to work on the key visuals together with YOSHIROTTEN for AFA again this year. He designed my photos in a very cool way. I’m looking forward to going to W Taipei in December.

 

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Comment from YOSHIROTTEN: I’ve kindly been allowed to produce the key visuals again this year. Mika Ninagawa took scenic photos of models in Asia this year. She then took photos of those again and I employed a mixed media kind of collage to create the final visuals.

Full details regarding the line-up of artists and performers as well as information about tickets will be released at a later date. But it can be confirmed that Taipei will be host to a special one-night only collaboration between the best of the best. Stay tuned for full details!

 

 

■Information

ASIA FASHION AWARD 2017 in TAIPEI

  • Date: December 16, 2017 – START 18:00 / FINISH 22:00 (subject to change)
  • Venue: W Taipei (Address: 110, Taiwan, Taipei, 10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5Xinyi District)
  • Official Event Page: http://www.asia-afa.com

 

 

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    Eslite is the bridge between Japanese and Taiwanese that aims to become a hub for Asian culture. Centred around reading, there are countless experiences to look enjoy here. Discover a new side of Nihonbashi by paying a visit.

     

    Writer: Sayuri Mizuno (MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

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