So my final fall semester at school will not be spent in Canada, but in Shanghai China. For the next four months, I will be living in one of the world’s largest cities working, studying and exploring everything amazing it has to offer. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Shanghai, it is located on the coast of China, South East of the South Korean peninsula. It’s home to over 25 million people and is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world, having built over 250 sky rises in the past twenty years.
Becoming a leading power and having such large population, Shanghai will definitely offer some amazing street fashion. From reading the local fashion blogs, I have noticed some similarities between North American and Chinese Fashionistas/os. That said, the Shanghai trends incorporate, for obvious reasons, silk materials, floral patterns and an overall more Asian flare.
This exchange will offer so much exploration and so many new learning experiences. I am so excited to bring the readers of College Fashionista the latest trends from Shanghai. As China grows as a world leader, so will their influence over the fashion world. I predict in a couple years that Shanghai will join the ranks of Paris, Milan, New York and London as global fashion capitals.
Unfortunately I have not yet arrived in Shanghai, as I’ve chosen to do a bit of traveling before my classes begin. I am currently spending time in Indonesia with family, but as usual, still have clothes on my mind. During my stay, I visited a couple textile shops to try and find some fabric to have something made. I was like a kid in a candy store. The walls were filled with textiles rich in color. I walked out with a was royal blue fabric with gold flowers. I’m so excited to have some great pieces made with this material.
I can hardly wait to arrive in Shanghai and see the street fashion firsthand and I hope everyone at home will be inspired to adopt some of Shanghai’s trends.