Global qipao festival invigorates Hangzhou
Children show off their qipao designs at Qinghefang Street in Hangzhou on Oct 22. The qipao, also known as the cheongsam, is popular for its body-hugging design that accentuates the female form. [Photo provided to ehangzhou.gov.cn]
People in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, flocked to the historic Qinghefang Street on Oct 22 as the much-anticipated Global Qipao Festival officially began.
The event, which runs from Oct 22 to 25 and is meant to celebrate Hangzhou's prosperous nighttime economy, features a variety of immersive performances, fashion shows, cultural activities, and themed exhibitions.