凱渥大事記

The History
of Catwalk

Known as the “Godfather of Fashion”, Ivan Hong and his professional team has become the leader in model management and talent discovery, with a diverse roosted of models, entertainers, and show directors.

THE HISTORY OF CATWALK

  • 1984

    The 1980s were a time when Taiwan fashion was just taking roots, and propelled the need for professional modelling.
    Entering an era of economic growth, Taiwan’s fashion industry started taking roots in the early 1980s, with fashion events from the Taiwan Textile Federation, Sunrise Department Store and the International Woolmark Presentation. Ivan Hong played a part in the organization and stylings of such events, and in response to the lack of professional modelling industry, he had the idea to launch a modeling company of his own.
  • 1986

    Catwalk Model Agency was the first of its kind in Taiwan.
    From a three man studio to officially registering in 1986, the Catwalk Model Agency was born.
  • 1990

    Gianfranco Ferre worked with Ivan Hong for his first fashion show in Taiwan.
    Creative Director for Gianfranco Ferre’s first international presentation in Taiwan, and was also the first to international collaboration in Taiwan.
  • 1995

    During his year-long tenure at the Association for Textile and Fashion Designers, Ivan Hong was recognized for his bold fashion events.
    CEO of the Taiwan Textiles and Fashion Designers Association, curated the first fashion and charity event “Fashion Odyssey”.
  • 1998

    Fashion show for the “Soft Sculptures” exhibition at Kaohsiung Museum of Arts.
    Invited by the International Sculpture Festival to hold the “Soft Sculpture” fashion show along with designer Lu Fong Chi, and invited dancer Lo Man-fei to perform.
  • 1999

    The Red Hall Fashion Show in 1999, was a defining moment for Taiwan’s fashion designers and celebrities.
    Curated the “Vanity Red House” fashion show in Taipei, inviting designers from all around the country to participate.
  • 2001

    Invited by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum to direct programs for the exhibition “Conversations with Structure” for French Art Week, along with designer Lu Fong Chi.
  • 2004

    Several Catwalk models come forth to publish “The Way to Supermodel” book, divulging their experiences in modelling.
    Published “The Declaration of Beauty and Supermodels” and also was responsible for building the popularity of supermodel Lin Chi-ling.
  • 2005

    High profile calendars of Catwalk models made waves in the public.
    19 of Catwalk’s supermodels and idols are featured in the “2006 Superstar Calendar”
  • 2006

    Brings along top model Lei Hong to Paris Fashion Week, for Paris Haute Couture report.
    In collaboration with ETToday News, presented the “Paris Haute Couture Front Row” coverage of Paris Fashion Week.
  • 2007

    The first public model competition led by Catwalk.
    Started the “Catwalk Model Competition”, being one of the most important model competitions in Taiwan. Shanghai branch is founded.
  • 2008

    With professional talent management, previous models have now successfully gone on to acting.
    Hong Kong offices opens.
  • 2009

    Catwalk breaches out to found skincare brand.
    Founded in-house beauty brand and CatwalkGirl Fashion Website.
  • 2010

    Charity fashion show on the Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei.
    Catwalk and Msyaming Luxury Fashion group held a fashion show on the Ketagalan Boulevard, for raising the money for the abused women and children.
  • 2011

    Charity fashion show on the Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei.
    The first Catwalk Competition includes male model participation.
  • 2012

    Charity fashion show on the Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei.
    Collaborates with shoe brand Michael Antonio and the 6th annual Catwalk Model Competition adds performance arts entry, marking the diversifying of Catwalk’s talent. Singapore branch opens.
  • 2013

    Actors Christopher Lee, Cash Chaung, and actress Fann Wong have added to the Catwalk talent roster.
    Signs actors and actresses Christopher Lee, Cash Chuang, Fann Wong to join the rooster of Catwalk talent.
  • 2014

    Christopher Lee receiving the Golden Bell Award.
    Christopher Lee won the best actor award at the Golden Bell TV Awards, and Tiffany Hsu has been nominated as best newcomer at the Golden Horse Awards. The same year, Catwalk launched fashion brand KODZ with Tokichoi. For its 30th anniversary, Catwalk launched what would be the fashion event of the year in celebration.
  • 2015

    Looking forward to the next 30 years of Catwalk.
    To be able to recognize and nurture talent, with models such as Tom Wang, Jill Chiu, Huang Chih-yun walking for the international fashion circuit. Catwalk is more than just a model agency, and having just entered its 30 anniversary, it is certainly time for a brand new milestone.
  • 2016

    莊凱勛以「菜鳥」獲第18屆台北電影節最佳男配角
    2016 was a flourishing year for Catwalk actors and actresses who were nominated by Taipei Film Festival as well as the 52th Golden Horse Awards.
  • 2017

    名模林又立出書《女子訓練營》
    Catwalk keeps cross the boundaries of being a model with Yuli Lin challenged herself to accomplish The Desert Race as well as publish training book with other model friends.