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Taipei IN Style to add sparkle to wardrobe in Nov.

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Biannual Taipei IN Style (TIS) will be happening for the 10th time from Nov. 6-9, bringing together 40 designers from across East Asia who have created pieces for this autumn and winter.

The 10th TIS will be held at the Taipei Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (SCCT,松山文創園區) from November 6-9, featuring 40 designers from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and mainland China wishing to sport their creativity.

SCCT, an area adjacent to many local business districts, is expected to give visitors, especially foreign buyers, a more complete understanding of Taiwan's market and a more holistic experience of the atmosphere of creativity in the city, said event organizer Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF,中華民國紡織業拓展會).

TTF stated that a total of 15 exquisite fashion shows have been arranged for designers of distinction and rising stardom. TTF told local media that the fall/winter leg of TIS has received an overwhelming response, saying that all booths will have been rented in a short time.

The TIS 2015 spring/summer edition is slated for April 9-12 and is now open for applications, TTF indicated.

With the support of the Bureau of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (經濟部國貿局), TIS initiator TTF made the first TIS happen in 2006. Not only did TIS lay the milestone for the reformation of Taiwan's fashion exhibitions, it also set the benchmark for the future fashion, cultural and creative industries in Taiwan, said TTF.

In line with the seasonal concepts of spring/summer and autumn/winter in the fashion world, TIS has become a biannual event.

The ninth edition of TIS closed after great success on April 20, 2014 at the SCCT. The event attracted media, buyers and industry-related participants from 19 regions and countries, resulting in a total of 15,000 visitors. Sparkling fashion shows, seminars and trunk shows were well received while international buyers felt satisfied with good business deals, generating over US$4 million in business transactions.

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Chief Secretary of the Bureau of Foreign Trade Paul C.F. Wang (王振福), fourth left, and Yeh Yi-hsiung (葉義雄), fourth right, chairman of the Taiwan Textile Federation , pose with models clad in delicate apparel at the spring/summer edition of Taipei IN Style 2014, which ended on April 20, at the Taipei Songshan Cultural and Creative Park .(Courtesy of Taiwan Textile Federation)

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