Zhu Chongyun kicks off Shanghai Fashion Week

Zhu Chongyun kicks off Shanghai Fashion Week
Chinese designer Zhu Chongyun kicks off Shanghai Fashion Week with her 2016 spring and summer collection on October 13, 2015 in Shanghai. [Sheng Jiapeng/CNS]

Shanghai Fashion Week raised its curtain on Tuesday, as Chinese designer Zhu Chongyun opened the show with her 2016 spring and summer collection.

The Chinese fashion tycoon is known for adding contemporary flair to traditional Chinese styles.

In her new collection, models were wearing luxurious jackets adorned with embroidery in deep reds and purples, while strutting down a runway decorated with mountain-like glass sculptures.

The 51-year-old designer also works for Italian label Krizia.

Over fifty designers will join the event in downtown Shanghai this year, by showcasing their latest collections.

Compared with fashion weeks in Paris and London, Shanghai Fashion Week is mainly a platform for young indie local designers, who hope to make a name for themselves.

Shanghai Fashion Week runs from October 13th to 21st.