1st ever Chinatown International Fashion Week (CIFW) is produced by San Francisco Art & Fashion Press Production Alliance & led by Bay Area fashion designer Monique Zhang.
Story about CIFW
Chinatown International Fashion Week, abbreviated as CIFW, is not a typically expected local Chinatown production. It is a modern fashion fad and concept inspired from the enduring fashion history of Chinoiserie*. In a broader scope, CIFW focuses on featuring fashion designs with a mixture of Eastern and Western Global Chic that bridges the East and West fashion scenes in the modern world today.
Chinatown San Francisco and San Francisco is the hosting town and city for 2015 CIFW. We proudly provide a fashion week platform to showcase signature collections of both established designers and upcoming designers (CIFW welcomes designers globally who creates original work).
CIFW is produced by SF Art & Fashion Press Production Alliance (abbreviated as AFPPA). Headed by the known Bay Area fashion designer, runway collection stylist and producer Monique Zhang of San Francisco, who specializes in exhibition and entertainment productions fostering and showcasing fashion projects. AFPPA often partners with various culture centers, museums, festival corporations and organizations.
Every year, CIFW produces a unique Fashion Culture Passbook to introduce community oriented specialty fashion, culinary art, and hospitality. CIFW is also known for its multicultural fashion platform that promotes fashion giving and volunteering. Each fashion week is tied in with a finale charity fashion show. A percentage of proceeds from the fashion show are given to local charities. (2015 picks are OnLok Lifeways, Asian Women’s Resource Center of Chinatown)