STAR48 announced on September 30th that the 4th SNH48 Group x Mina Fashion Show would take place at the Beijing Water Cube on October 27th!
Beijing as the host city had already been revealed during the 5th General Elections on July 28th but it was yet unknown what would be the exact venue and date.
The fashion show this year will be part of a larger “Fashion Festival” being put together by Mina Magazine China (a subsidiary of STAR48) involving various fashion brands.
A handshake event with participating members will also take place the day prior to the fashion show to enable fans to interact with members. This is typical of every major event for SNH48 Group.
A total of 110 members from SNH48 Group will participate in the fashion show this year. Since the event is in Beijing, the lion share of that number will go to BEJ48.
Once again this year, the fashion show will culminate with the selection of the new members for the fashion subunit “Style7” (changes each year).
Voting tickets for this event will be found in the “Endless Story” election EP due to go on sale October 10th with the vote itself beginning October 20th.
The fashion show has industry judges evaluating the members as they appear. Their votes combined with the fan votes determine who will belong to the unit.
Contrary to last year, there are no plans for a “Focus16” unit for 4th fashion show.
Two guests will be featured during the fashion show this year.
First, the host of the show will be Gao Feng who was one of the hosts for the 5th General Elections and has become a fixture at the SNH48 Xingmeng Theater over the last few months.
The celebrity judge (with fellow judges) this year will be Taiwanese singer and model Guo Jing (Claire Kuo).
Read all about the event and how to cast your votes on the official page.