An evolution of fashion – Chinese costume 1920s-2010s, China National Silk Museum

Chinese clothing culture has a long history and has always been a part of the etiquette system. It is a symbol of power and status, and a reflection of social economy, culture and people’s aesthetic consciousness. With the changes of the times and the changes in social life, fashion is increasingly closely related to people’s lives. “King Yi Ji – China Fashion Art Exhibition (1920s-2010s)”, from the 1920s to the present, this nearly a hundred years of clothing has evolved into a vein, a colorful world (1920s – 1940s), revolutionary romance (1950s – 1970s), beautiful fashion (1980s-2010s) three parts, showing the popularity of civilized new clothes from the 1920s, the gradual formation and maturity of cheongsam, the introduction of suits and western-style dresses and the wearing of Chinese and Western styles. Especially since the founding of New China, the popularity of Chinese tunic suits, youth wear, military uniforms, etc., and the localization of some international popular elements such as bell-bottoms and bat shirts after the reform and opening up in 1978, especially introduced the 30 years of rapid development of Chinese fashion design. Famous designers in the previous “Brothers Cup”, “Hanlu Cup” award-winning works and related brands.


Yellow satin embroidered floral pattern 暗 dark satin lace skirt 1920s

Clothing length 52cm, sleeves 110cm, skirt length 99cm, waist width 90cm

Floral satin long vest Printed crepe pours long sleeves short 1920s

The vest is 112cm long and the sleeve length is 24cm.

Short length 53cm, sleeve length 93cm

In the early 1920s, the popular long vest was worn outside the inverted sleeves, called the cheongsam vest. This set is the combination.

This vest stands collar, slanting, to the ankles, and the hem is slightly rounded. The bodice fabric is black dark satin fabric, the pattern is a large branch blue pattern, two or two wrong rows, using a buckle and lining.

Short sling collar, crossbody, flared cuffs, round hem. The bodice fabric is crepe fabric, and its basic structure is 1/1 plain weave. The pattern is printed by the method of printing. The pattern is framed by a crescent shape with a rose flower pattern.

Floral lace and lace short-sleeved cheongsam 1930s

Length 112cm, sleeve length 82cm

Blue-violet floral-patterned fabric with red lace trim. Short sleeves, open to the knees, for the more popular style at the time.

Satin long-sleeved cheongsam 1950s

Length 119cm, sleeve length 134cm

This piece of cheongsam is made of safflower and satin, with collar, crossbody and long sleeves. The cheongsam master is now 88 years old, and the cheongsam was customized for her attending a wedding reception in 1950.

Chinese and Western dresses 1930s

Length 132cm, sleeve length 75cm

This dress is a traditional Chinese stand, with gold and silver thread embroidered under the collar, cuffs and hem. The skirt is flared. This is a Chinese dress with a western-style dress. Printed velvet fabric for skirts.

Big flower pattern silk cheongsam contemporary

Length 143cm, shoulder width 41cm

This is a very gorgeous cheongsam, with a large flower pattern on the black ground, safflower green leaves, bright and moving.

Suit 1920s

70cm long, shoulder width 39cm, pants length 97cm, waist circumference 74cm

Grass green uniform 1970s


Designer: Liu Wei

Year of creation: 2012

Material: high-tech recycled environmentally friendly fabric

With pure colors, hollow carvings, and exquisite romantic silhouettes, it creates elegant effects, subverts the inherent concepts of traditional fashion, interprets designers’ understanding of Eastern culture, responsibility for environmental protection, and longing for pure dream world.

Remarks: 2012 China Fashion Awards

Ink impression

Designer: Luo Wei

Year of creation: 2012

Material: silk silk satin, silk georgette, mesh

The works are rendered in azure blue ink, presenting the unique artistic effect of “watery ink chapter” and “such as multicolored” ink painting, painted and painted, freehand and expressive; _ tailoring combined with western silhouette, showing the oriental romantic aesthetic concept.

Earth projection three

Designer: Li Xiaoyan

Year of creation: 2009

Material: chemical fiber, cotton

The pure cotton symbol of life is woven and composed of flowers and butterflies, which restores the romance of life and the joy of freedom.

Remarks: 2009 China International Fashion Week Golden Top Awards


Designer: Hu Wenbang

Year of creation: 2012

Material: diving fabric, PU leather, chemical fiber

The works express the concept of cohesion by digital printing, hollowing, laser engraving, multi-layer superposition and other means. Through the selection of materials and the use of new technology to express the supernatural sci-fi world, the fusion of different cultural contours and the essence of the world’s species, the creation of the work across the time and space to break the conventional sense.

Remarks: The 20th “Han Hao Award” Silver Award Works

China Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China

Located in West Lake, Hangzhou, China Silk Museum is a national silk professional museum and the world’s largest silk museum. It covers an area of ​​five hectares, with a building area of ​​8,000 square meters and an exhibition area of ​​3,000 square meters. It was officially opened on February 26, 1992. .

“Promoting the ancient silkworm cocoon culture and opening up the new Silk Road”, the China Silk Museum displays 5,000 years of silk history and culture. Its basic exhibitions include the Preface Hall, the Historical Relics Hall, the Silk Hall, the Dyeing and Weaving Hall, the Modern Achievement Hall, etc. Five parts.

The China Silk Museum is an elegant environment with a soft and elegant architectural style. The mulberry gardens in the museum are dyed with grass and small bridges, allowing people to enjoy the scenery of nature. The museum also has a variety of silk shopping malls, Jinxiu Gallery, Jingluntang high-end custom, etc., is a good place for recreation.

The China Silk Museum will not only become the largest silk-themed textile and apparel museum in China, but will also be the theme pavilion of the Silk Road and Silk Road, which will become an important window for the promotion of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road.