2018. 11.23 — 1.20
ShanghaiTech SCA Gallery
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. IPCN-Shanghai Fashion Weekend invites British photographer Adrian Bradshaw to present a unique selection of images from his archives taken in China in the 1980s at SCA Gallery. Bradshaw worked and lived in China for more than two decades, who captured different aspects of the Chinese society in the early days of the reform and opening up through his lens with a journalistic perspective. The young Bradshaw expressed his avid interest in people’s life in China by wandering around streets, observing cities, meeting locals and taking photographs along the way.
Who would have thought that, in 1985, Yves Saint Laurent had already come to China to unveil his retrospective fashion exhibition? And that an immersive catwalk had taken place in the Maxim’s restaurant inBeijing in the same year?
With Bradshaw’s photographs, we not only wish to invite you down the memory lane to retrace the extraordinary changes that have happened in Chinese people’s life over the past four decades but also to remind you of the confidence and personality that Chinese people have displayed on their faces and through their fashion choices. After all, people in China have already started to embrace the new era, new taste and new identity with the reform happening in 1980s.