Tucheng Store in Beijing

The Chinese propaganda leviathan is still struggling to find a way to make the country look hip and culturally influential worldwide, and in the eyes of a skeptical foreign audience, any effort will be useless until freedom of expression doesn’t become the top priority.

In the last years Western media have found seedlings of democracy in episodes like rural uprisings or upheavals for environmental issues, but the blossoming of a creativity made in China is a rather silent yet consistent process that is happening right now, behind-the-scenes of the political debate.

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, the capital’s main fashion and clothing design academy, can certainly be considered one of the hot spots of Chinese creativity and Tucheng is an extraordinary example of how synergies between institutions and academies can actively promote a new generation of domestic talents.

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