Creative Design: Graduate

The Elegance in the War

  • Lynnanne Chao (Washington State University)
  • Xingqiu Lou (Kent State University)


This ensemble aims to revolutionize the traditional Chinese Qipao dress by infusing it with contemporary fashion elements, bridging the gap between historical styles and modern design features.Previous studies on the Chinese Qipao have focused on its historical significance and evolutionary journey. However, few studies have explored how current fashion trends can be integrated into modern Qipao designs. This ensemble incorporates innovative designs that retain the traditional elements of the Qipao while reflecting the aesthetic values and demands of the current generation. By incorporating 2023 fashion trends, this design translates the heritage and identity of Chinese culture into a contemporary and fashionable style, making it relevant and appealing to contemporary sensibilities and target consumers, particularly Generation Z.

Keywords: Chinese Qipao, Apparel Design, Culture, Heritage

How to Cite:

Chao, L. & Lou, X., (2024) “The Elegance in the War”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
26 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed