As part of our 2016: Year of China focus, we headed to Shanghai Fashion Week to discover the best fashion happening both on and off the streets. While the runways of Poesia, Hiuman, and Angel Chen were teeming with innovation, the team behind chinafashionbloggers.com helped us discover that fashion moments were just as head-turning off of the runway.
Timothy Parent of chinafashionbloggers.com has been covering Shanghai Fashion Week for 14 seasons now. In 2009, Shanghai Fashion Week was low-key and “uneventful,” but in 2016, it's one of the most high-profile, happening events on the Mainland.
Now a full 8-days long with almost 50 shows, Shanghai Fashion Week is bursting at the seams with photographers, bloggers, microbloggers, posers, product-pushers, media, randos, and even scalpers. Yes, Shanghai Fashion Week tickets are now available on the grey market and will generally cost you about $15 a pop, but can go for more than $100. Because, fashion.
So there's a lot of hullabaloo with the shows now pouring out onto the streets—and there's no shortage of "photographers" to snap up all the runoff. No one really knows where these photos actually go, but there are some pictures that should definitely stick around as a way to capture a crucial moment in the development of style in China.
So in true China Fashion Bloggers style, we've curated a selection of the very best and delivered it straight to your digital door. In honor of chinafashionbloggers.com’s five-year anniversary, we've chosen the best photos from our five favorite photographers from Shanghai Fashion Week
and Fashion Now
in Beijing.Click through the slideshow above to see the best front row and street style moments from both Shanghai Fashion Week and Fashion Now in Beijing.