"China-Mode, China-Chic"

New Exhibition on Cultural History of Chinese Fashion at Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin

№ 378/2013 from Dec 04, 2013

How has clothing in China been influenced by Western fashion and the changing times? A new exhibition in the Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin entitled "China-Mode, China-Chic" addresses this question. It opened Wednesday.

The exhibition shows the influence of technological developments on materials and pattern shapes, the symbolism of design and toggle buttons, and points out the importance of clothing for indicating social status. A section is devoted to the transformation of and Western influence on the typical Chinese sheath dress, known in Chinese as qipao or cheongsam, and in English as a mandarin gown.

Time and Location

  • December 5, 2013, to February 7, 2014, Monday through Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. (Please note: The institute will remain closed from December 21, 2013, through January 5, 2014.)
  • Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, Goßlerstraße 2–4, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem
    S-Bahnhof Lichterfelde West (S1); Bus M48, M11, or 101, bus stop: Unter den Eichen / Drakestraße

Further Information

Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-72881, Email: info@konfuziusinstitut-berlin.de, Website: www.konfuziusinstitut-berlin.de