Grace Chen poses for a picture with TV hostess Yang Lan at the 2019 Grace Chen Fashion Photography Art Exhibition & New Year Ceremony in Beijing on Jan 19. (Photo: chinadaily.com.cn)
Under the theme of "Exploring the inner landscape of modern Chinese women", 2019 Grace Chen Fashion Photography Art Exhibition & New Year Ceremony was unveiled at Sanlitun's Chao Hotel on Jan 19.
More than 1,000 fashion shoots went on display with over 100 guests participating in the event.
Chinese designer Grace Chen, or Chen Yehuai in Chinese, shared her views on the event.
"The preparation for exhibition felt surreal. Life is wonderful, and what you have experienced will gradually become part of yourself, and I really like the feeling of creation and want to share the feeling with everyone," said Chen.
"We are swamped with busy life and tend to forget that everyone is a unique creator, forgetting the inner vitality and the pursuit of beauty in our heart," she added.
Yang Lan, a TV hostess in China, delivered the keynote speech during the ceremony.
"Sometimes wearing the right clothes, you just seem to become the right person, and I think it is the fantastic chemical reaction of clothing that transforms the wearer."
"For example, the clothes I wear today were designed by Grace Chen last year. It features the skirt with accordion pleats from Miao ethnic group and the silk, which provides a sense of elegance and strength at the same time," the TV hostess said, adding that "In fact, there are many beautiful things in the world, but sometimes it may be a little late when we find it, and Grace Chen will help you find these beauty and show the best of you."
A fashion show highlighted the ceremony. The show was divided into three units with a variety of art shows performed alternately.
The first unit was titled "Solitude", aiming to explore women's rich inner world in an all-round and multi-dimensional way, to better define and interpret women's inner landscape while "From Grace-to-Grace", the second unit, set out to show women's elegant way of life.
The third one, "Voyage" paid more attention to the power of women's inner world that features independence and freedom.
Grace Chen became the first student from China to study fashion design at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology 20 years ago.
"From the first day of founding the brand Grace Chen, I have two core goals: to discover and create contemporary aesthetics for Chinese women, to create an aesthetic standard that is rooted in Chinese fine culture and is able to influence the essence of the beauty of the entire world," the designer said.