November 18 marked the third annual curated luxury event showcase and gala celebrating the meaning of modern heritage and style of the evolving Chinese community through design and the arts.

Attendees at the sold-out event, “Fête Chinoise 2017: Luck & Ritual,witnessed renowned design teams and event professionals transform century-old Chinese celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival and Dragon Boat Festival into artistic translations. Guests also enjoyed curated treats such as dragon beard candy, specialty dim sum, and received an advance copy of the 2018 Fête Chinoise Magazine before its public release.

“Our incredible team and committee is so grateful for the community and partners for coming together to re-imagine what our culture and community can look like,” said Deborah Lau-Yu, Palettera art director and Fête Chinoise magazine editor-in-chief. “The future is here, and it is time to fuel the momentum, strengthening the conversation about identity and the role it plays in our lifestyle and economy. We welcome more champions to collaborate with us to discover and create beauty in 2018.”

More than $82,000 was raised at the showcase and donated to the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, to help fund urgent medical equipment, and fu-GEN Theatre Company, also known as the birthplace of the hit television series “Kim’s Convenience.”

Photo: City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti with Deborah Lau-Yu, Palettera art director and Fête Chinoise Magazine editor-in-chief.