Chanel put on a spectacular fall/winter fashion show at Paris Fashion Week last week. Singer Jay Chou, his wife Hannah Quinlivan, and singer Jam Hsiao were invited this year, and they got a lot of media exposure. However, the label was criticized for allegedly cutting down old trees to turn the Great Palais into a forest for the show.
It was Taiwanese label Shiatzy Chen’s 20th appearance in Paris Fashion Week. Creative director Wang Chen Tsai-hsia turned the Dunhuang frescoes into clothing totems, and revealed an exclusive line in collaboration with Disney for the first time at the show. Her good friend Wang Shaw-lan — the publisher of United Daily News and the former owner of Lanvin — was also there, to show her support.
Established in 1889, Lanvin is the oldest French fashion house still in operation. On the eve of Paris Fashion Week, however, the fashion world was shocked by China’s Fosun International’s acquisition of the label, which has had financial difficulties in recent years.
(Liberty Times, translated by Eddy Chang)
1. label n.
品牌 (pin3 pai2)
2. totem n.
圖騰 (tu2 teng2)
3. in collaboration with phr.
聯名 (lian2 ming2)
4. shock v.
震驚 (zhen4 jing1)
5. acquisition n.
收購 (shou1 gou4)
A : Actually, bands can still earn from livestreaming performances. As I was watching, I could see people making donations the whole time, big and small. B : Cool, but this isn’t a sustainable funding model, for the band or its fans. A : True, but many musicians and performers have been left without gigs during the pandemic, and nothing has been done to help them. That’s too bad. A : 其實，線上演唱會還是有一些收入的，我看演出時就看到螢幕旁邊不斷跳出網友捐獻，大筆的或小筆的金額都有，而且從來沒有停過。 B : 聽起來好酷——不過，我想這對於樂團或觀眾而言，不一定是長久之計。 A : 沒錯，但是很多音樂家或演奏者因為疫情失去演出機會，卻沒有任何應對措施，我覺得很可惜。 English 英文: Chinese 中文:
With the recent heavy rainfall and humidity, wild mushrooms have been shooting up in mountain forests and grasslands. In Nantou County’s Puli Township a man picked some unfamiliar fungi growing in the National Chung Hsing University experimental forest area along Nanan Road and took them home to cook. The result was that the whole family of five had to rush to hospital. For the sake of filling their bellies they almost lost their lives. It was truly a case of biting off more than they could chew. You hear many stories of people eating unfamiliar mushrooms and giving themselves food
A: Argh! B: What is it? A: Cockroach! Over there by the bookshelf. It’s huge! B: Oh no, not another one. I’m beginning to think there’s a cockroach nest inside our apartment. Don’t worry, I’ll deal with it. A: 啊！ B: 怎麼了？ A: 有蟑螂！在書櫃那邊。超大隻！ B: 哦不，不要再來了。我開始覺得我們公寓裡有蟑螂窩了。別擔心，我會處理的。 English 英文: Chinese 中文:
The sudden sharp fall in greenhouse gas emissions recorded in the early part of this year may seem like an environmental blessing, a breathing space as the world fights climate breakdown. Skies clear of aircrafts and streets free of cars have encouraged the return of nature and brought visions of a cleaner world. Carbon dioxide emissions had fallen by 17 percent on average by early April, according to a definitive study published in Nature Climate Change on May 19, as a result of the lockdown measures put in place around the world to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, the unprecedented decline