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“Is China Designing the Future" — Fashion Culture Design Series with Simon Collins

Simon Collins, Founder & CEO of WeDesign and founder of Fashion, Culture, Design (FCD) hosted this year’s summit in China, and made his first stop at the House of Grace Chen in Shanghai.

Featured panelists in Shanghai: Grace Chen, designer & founder of Grace Chen Couture; Bao Yifeng, General Manager of Activation Liquid/Co-founder of ART021 & JINGART; and Johnny Diamandis, designer and founder of J.Panther Luggage Co and Shanghai label, AK Club. Featured panelists in Beijing: Marc Cansier, Co-founder of Marc & Chanta; and An Xiao Zuo, Actress and Fashion Blogger.

Grace Chen and Simon Collins
Simon Collins speaking at the summit in Shanghai

The panel discussion began with a private viewing of Grace Chen’s latest 2018 Pre-Fall Collection "Solitude", before delving into the theme: Is China Designing the Future? With Chinese brands representing 120 of the featured companies on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 “Global 500” (2nd only to the US with 126 brands), the topic of design, creativity and China’s role in shaping the global stage takes on a more pertinent significance than ever.