This six-episode documentary series reveals the beauty of Chinese clothing, exploring the changes in style over the recent several hundred years. DRESS UP CHINA illustrates the traditional cultural background of Chinese clothing and tells the stories of ordinary people who are, in one way or another, related to costume and fashion.
SANG MA is all about clothing and nature. How is the Sang Ma plant, grown in soil, transformed into the dress ultimately worn by everyday people? In this episode, each individual story is entwined with the next as we unearth the process from seed to sale.
BU YI delves into the meaning of clothing in the lives of common people.
NI CHANG explores the relationship between clothing and fashion, and clothing and trends, showing how Chinese people are continuously chasing and changing the face of fashion.
SAMITE exhibits the ultimate craft and beauty of Chinese traditional clothing and unearths its roots in traditional culture.
ZI JIN explains Chinese ceremonial costume and its connection to ethnic customs and rituals.
THE HEART OF CRAFTSMEN reveals how, through years of training, master craftsmen in Chinese fashion gain and hone their skills, and go about preserving their invaluable heritage.