Seamstresses and models perform during the "weaving a dream" fashion show celebrating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the ambassadorial diplomatic relations between China and Britain in London Sept. 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Han Yan)
LONDON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming on Monday spoke highly of a fashion show inspired by traditional embroidery in southwest China's mountainous ethnic region, calling for deepened China-UK cultural cooperation.
Liu aired the view when attending the "Weaving A Dream" Fashion Show hosted by the Chinese embassy in London, where ethnic seamstresses were invited to join the models on the stage.
He said that seamstresses from landlocked Guizhou Province share their folk art via the very unique fashion show and also shared their dream in the language of fashion.
Liu said their dream is a dream to carry forward the cultural heritage of the ethnic minorities in Guizhou and the seamstresses' dream represents the aspiration and efforts of the people in western China to shake off poverty and build a better life.
He also said that the fact that the seamstresses from China are able to weave in London is a great accomplishment of the exchanges and mutual learning between Eastern and Western civilizations.
Liu also called for efforts to deepen China-UK cultural cooperation and people-to-people exchanges.