Taipei Fashion Week recently announced the theme for its upcoming multimedia extravaganza taking place in Songshan Cultural and Creative Park from October 6 to 10. A portmanteau of two words, Reconnect and Next, the show’s RE:CONNEXT theme conveys the sector’s hopes for reconnecting and reconstructing the future after sustained blows by the global pandemic.

The event will open with a social media challenge, ‘Your Inner Fashion’, calling fashion lovers’ creative submission on social media and @TPEfashionweek to connect fashion week with the public, according to an official press release.

The organisers will launch an online interactive buyer’s meeting for the first time, to keep up with the frequent waves of new fashion trends as these emerge across the world.

Designers can interact with international buyers instantly, without time and space restrictions, using the new Taipei Fashion Week brand database developed by the ministries of culture and economic affairs. The database will be virtual and interactive for this event.

The show will combine multimedia arts, virtual reality and Taiwanese aborigines performances, seamlessly integrating virtual elements for a reinvention of the fashion show experience.

Taipei Fashion Week will also launch a new ‘Fashion Challenge’ via Instagram, urging for creative people to submit their best fashion looks, using the hashtags #TaipeiFashionWeek and #RECONNEXT.