Asia Fashion Clothing Including ASEAN. What is Asian Fashion Design and Clothing Style? Every culture has its own beliefs, value and attitudes. Reflected in the design of its products, and services. What words would you use to describe to Asian clothing design, e.i. Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Indian, etc.? Asia is the largest of the seven continents. With nearly four billion people in forty-eight countries representing thousands of distinct cultures. Many apparel insiders considers three countries to be most influential in clothing design today. They are Japan, North Korea and China. However, several other Asian countries are now moving on and establishing their own voice in clothes designing. They have been successful manufacturing centers for decades. Today, they are now merging the best of Western philosophy with their own unique style. You can find more information about Asian Clothing countries. And about ASEAN Fashion nations, (South East Asia), just follow the links.

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Asia Fashion Clothing and ASEAN Apparel

Fashion in Asia and ASEANSo what design and clothing style does Asian consumers mostly prefer? People of Asia tend not to like too dark colors, they prefer very bright colors. The women here really like feminine touches, and especially the Chinese, like lace and frills and ruffles. Other Western trends, like the military look, you won’t see much of in adults here, we guess, that we already see too much of military style in other areas of life. All kind of denim is very popular. From shirts to jackets and, of course, jeans. The Japanese suppliers are already regarded as the leaders for high-apparel denim. Southeast Asia’s clothing scene presents a varied mix. Singapore offers the hottest products, while Indonesia is on the cutting edge of Islamic designs. Malaysian and Thai fashion are quickly expanding into international wardrobes, while Cambodia, Philippines, and Vietnam’s fledgling textile and dress scenes are also gaining attention around the globe. Brunei designers are just coming into the limelight, while Lao’s fclothes leans towards traditional wear, its young designers are beginning to make their mark. Meanwhile, Myanmar fashion mostly focuses on traditional styles.

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Associations in Asia and ASEAN and Globally

Asia Fashion Federations and ASEAN OrganizationsAsia Fashion Federation. In 2002, China, Japan and Korea agreed to establish Asia Fashion Federation (AFF) as the international cooperation among Asia country aimed at advancing the lifestyles and fashion of each country, promotion fashion businesses, and exporting fashion to European countries, under mutual trust and cooperation. AFF welcomed Singapore as the 4th member country in 2007. Subsequently, Thailand by Thai Garment Manufacturers Association (TGMA) became the newest member of Asia Fashion Federation in 2008. World Fashion Association (WFE) is known as the world’s  largest, not-for profit, apolitical & private entity. World Fashion Association will keep an ongoing promotion of participating designers, countries and international partners

By Pranee Thongsuk