Despite Lockdown & Challenges, the Prada Show Goes on in Beijing
August 2022 – Beijing, China
With nine well-known Chinese actors and actresses taking to the catwalk – the show goes on for the Italian luxury brand. Prada was the first luxury brand to host an in person runway show in China this year. Fashion industry insiders tell Bader Studios Asia that Louis Vuitton might be the only other brand with plans to produce an in person fashion show in China later this year.
Liao Fan, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival; Kara Wai Ying Hong, three-time recipient of Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress; Bai Yufan and Rayzha Alimjan, stars of the popular TV series “Mining Town”; Guo Keyu, the actress-turned-reality-show-star; Huang Jue, an arthouse favorite; Huang Miyi, actress of the popular TV drama “The Bad Kids,” and Prada ambassadors Chun Xia and Li Yifeng, added major star power to the runway.
Supermodels Du Juan, Ju Xiaowen and Cici Xiang, and top male models Jin Dachuan and Zhao Lei also walked the show.
More than 400 guests, including Prada ambassador Cai Xukun, film director Jia Zhangke, artist Cao Fei and architect Yung Ho Chang, were at the show which took place at Prince Jun’s Mansion, a royal compound that was formerly the residence of Prince Jun in the Qing dynasty.
The exciting show featured 51 looks with slightly altered styling and a few additional pieces.
A Geometric lighting systems and industrial non-slip metal floor added a touch of a today look to the ancient red-bricked palace and its back garden at Prince Jun’s Mansion
In Yihan “Chace” Zhu’s eyes, the popular alternative rock band Mandarin leasd singer and DJ, elements of using cuts from Depeche Mode’s soundtrack further transformed the space.
After the show, the guests were escorted into the back garden, a Chinese-style villa full of displays and pathways built atop fish ponds, covered in Prada’s pink florescent lighting.