The autumn clothes show-2023 took place at the Okryu Exhibition Hall in the capital city of Pyongyang from November 9 to 21.
Put on display in the show held on the theme of “As resplendently as our era, as beautifully as our ideal” were over 80 000 pieces of autumn and winter clothes in 27 kinds for women, men and children and national costumes presented by more than 320 units which produced light industry goods, including garment producers from across the country.
“I was greatly shocked to see last year’s Women’s Clothes Exhibition-2022. But looking round the current exhibition, I can see that clothes processing techniques have radically developed within a year.
“We are very excited to see many new and stylish designs have come out,” visitors say.
Crowd-pullers included booths of the Ponghwa Trading Administration, Unha Trading Administration and Kumdae Garment Manufactory which exhibited leather clothes made of natural leather, synthetic leather and fur, as well as new forms of clothes made by combining different qualities of fabrics.
A man living in Okryu-dong No. 3, Taedonggang District, said that the exhibition showcased high-level leather clothes in terms of type, colour and quality to the delight of the people.
It was the unanimous opinion of visitors that the exhibition was featured by displaying a large number of clothes of new categories and kinds which were not visible in the previous exhibitions, and that every visitor did not know which one they would choose as there were countless varieties of products familiar to their life.
What was remarkable was that the exhibition itself served as a platform for technical exchange and transfer as a whole.
An official of the Central District General Tailor Shop in Pyongyang said that she had learned a lot of things at the exhibition, adding that she felt the emulation enthusiasm of the garment producers to develop clothes processing techniques was high.
A dressmaker at the Wonsan City Public Service Management Station in Kangwon Province said that it is good to offer a glimpse of clothes processing situation and development aspect at a glance and in detail through the exhibition, adding that she could present excellent designs and products if she continued to attend it.
The joint exhibition, where clothes were put on display by representing each unit, proved effective in arousing the competitiveness of relevant units.
During the exhibition there were a technical training course and experience presentation in the garment field. Prestigious lecturers and researchers from Pyongyang University of Fine Arts and Pyongyang Jang Chol Gu University of Commerce, and designers and cutters from various manufacturing units which were widely known for their high clothes processing techniques gave lectures and made public their experience and new data on different issues arising in developing the garment industry.
Yun Hong Gil, an official of the Garment Industry Association of Korea, said that the exhibition was featured by unique and diverse clothes suited to the ever-growing aesthetic demand of the people and that it clearly showed the development aspect of more resplendent and beautiful clothing culture and added lustre to the livelihood of the Korean people.