By Nadine Kam
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A model walks the runway for Wang Yufei's China Beauty line of scarves, at Shanghai Fashion Week's Fall/Winter 2012.
Wang Yufei showed what could be done with flowing silk scarves during the China Beauty presentation that took place April 12 at Shanghai Fashion Week, at 800Show, 800 Changde Road.
While her scarf designs are firmly rooted in the concept of Chinese beauty, Yufei utilizes production details of Japan and Korea, and traveled to Italy, France, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia in search of inspiration for integrating Eastern and Western cultures.
While her show comprised a global fusion of scarf dressing, her theatrical finale was Chinese through and through, with all the drama of a Zhang Yimou film. I can't upload video from China due to extremely slow and glitchy Wifi connections, but hope you can check back April 18 for the video.
Video added April 18:
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The appearance of lantern bearers signaled the finale.