The successful hosting of the 32nd World Congress of Master Tailors in Taipei boosted the profile of the local fashion industry, event organizers said yesterday.
The conference, held Monday through Thursday at the Taipei International Convention Center, brought together 206 experienced tailors from 15 countries around the world. The event was an opportunity for master tailors to exchange information and show off their tailoring and design skills, organizers said.
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The four-day event featured suit-tailoring competitions and fashion shows, Ho said.
Taiwan joined the master tailors federation in 2003 and became the third Asian country to host the conference after Japan, which held the event in Tokyo in 1964, and South Korea, which hosted the congress in Seoul in 1991.
On the last day of the event, the organizing committee invited domestic designers to put on a fashion show to showcase local talent.
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Established brands such as Prada, Yves Saint-Laurent and Burberry -- once seen as staid -- had all produced designs that attracted the younger generation, Lin said.