3 fashion exhibitions to discover in Shanghai – This is Shanghai



Will you see many wanghong just take selfies at those fashion shows? Yes. But you will also learn more about the stories and inspiration behind the fashion direction of these brands. Here are some current fashion exhibitions in the “Paris of the East”.

Acne Studios

Image via @acnestudios/ Twitter

This exhibition celebrates the launch of the Swedish fashion house‘s commemorative book, Acne paper. From 2005 to 2014, Acne paper was a biannual magazine known for its artistic and journalistic endeavors. The space is quite small, spanning two rooms.

Dated: July 17-25
Or: Gallery of the Bank
When: 10.30am-6.30pm
Price: Free entrance

Gucci Garden Archetypes

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Dated: Until August 1st
Or: Shanghai Exhibition Center
When: Thu-Tue 10 am-8pm, Wed 10 am-5pm
Price: Free entry, reserve one hour to go to the Mini Program in advance (GUCCI 古 驰)

Gucci’s 100th Anniversary Global Exhibition stops in Shanghai and features 17 immersive rooms (read: Instagrammable). Creative Director Alessandro Michele showcases his inspiration for various campaigns (during his six years at Gucci) that span music, art, travel and pop culture. If you forget to bring a mask, one with the Gucci Garden logo is free. An audio tour in English is also available, so don’t forget to bring headphones.


Image via @ maomimi66 / 小红 书

Dated: Until August 15
Or: Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
When: 10 am-6pm (closed Mondays)
Price: RMB50

This exhibition presents more than 300 pieces donated by Betty Catroux, fashion icon and muse of Yves Saint Laurent. On the third floor there is also a YSL cafe. Learn more about the exhibition here.

[Cover image via Gucci]


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