Indigenous Taiwanese designer's ensembles interpreted by attendee as 'blackface'
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
At the finale of the fashion week's welcome party, which took place at Taipei World Trade Center's Exhibition Hall 3, models wore brightly colored dresses with patterns reminiscent of African designs. The face, head, neck, arms, and legs were covered in a thin black fabric.
The models' faces were black and featureless with the exception of bright red, jeweled lips. The ensembles were accentuated with matching bows that the models wore on their heads.
Models clad in black at Sunday's show. (Images from Twitter user @AnicaTCLin)
At 7:40 p.m. on Sunday evening, Taiwanese jeweler Anica Lin took to Twitter to complain about the fashion show, saying "Blackface is not okay. I didn't catch the name of the designer but in this day and age this is NOT COOL." [FULL STORY]