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Taiwanese designer to showcase eco-friendly fashion in Paris

2013/02/04 22:38:56

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) Award-winning Taiwanese fashion designer Shih Yu-lin said Monday he plans to showcase his eco-friendly work in the upcoming Paris Fashion Week in March.

"Fashion can be environmental protection too," Shih told CNA, speaking of his preparations for his debut in Paris.

Invited to attend the big fashion event this year, Shih will display more than 10 women's dresses, including one that was made of cloth from 100 percent recycled PET bottles.

"I attach importance to environmental protection and value old things. I believe environmental protection and fashion are not two opposing concepts," the designer said.

In 2010, Shih won the third prize at the Taiwan Fashion Design Award. The next year, he held his personal fashion show during the Taipei International Flora Exposition which took place from Nov. 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011.

Shih will follow in the footsteps of Johan Ku, a renowned Taiwanese fashion designer, to put his creation on the runway in Paris.

Ku won the top prize in the avant-garde design category of the 2009 Gen Art's Styles International Design Competition. He is best known for his sculpture-like knitwear. And he was the Taiwanese face in the Paris fashion week in 2012.

(By Kelven Huang and Elizabeth Hsu)
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