After last minute drop outs, the 55 models were revealed.
The event management process is unique in China, but Alibaba’s recent celebrity-filled Singles’ Day gala shows it can be done.
Plans for expansion are in the works as the region generally, and China in particular, grow strongly.
The company analyzed data from its retail partners to determine sales trends.
Management said apparel would be challenged over the next two to three quarters due to brands coerced into leaving the platform.
Alibaba reported $25.4 billion in GMV for the 24 hours of Singles’ Day, while JD.com reported $19.1 billion for Nov. 1 to 11.
Nike was among the companies caught up in the Paradise Papers release, while Taylor Swift is striking back against a blogger’s post.
China’s largest ecommerce company could drive sales of $24 billion in 24 hours, according to a Citigroup estimate.
China Institute chairman Chien Chung Pei described Vera Wang as “really the pioneering Chinese fashion designer — completely international but with Chinese roots.”
Vlada Dzyuba, from Russia, had been working in the country represented by Esee Modeling Management for two months.
The report showed why Chinese consumers gravitate toward one site over another.
An increase in the quality of domestic buyers and a desire for European brands were major talking points amongst participants.