A video at The New York Times by visual journalist Jonah M. Kessel looks at street fashion in Beijing’s ancient Gulou neighborhood, featuring short interviews with Beijing's young and fashionable urbanites. [Source] See also...
by Melissa M. Chan | Mar 12, 2013
CDT previously reported on the curiosity around the uniformity of dress at the 18th Party Congress. The BBC reports aside from Western business suits, top leaders also are dying their hair black in order to blend in with one...
by Melissa M. Chan | Feb 26, 2013
Despite claims that Chinese fashion brands are struggling in the market compared to foreign luxury brands, CNN reports Chinese designers are on the rise in the style capitals of the world, such as Paris and London. China...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jan 29, 2013
Despite the recent slowdown of retail sales of luxury items, such as jewelry, Chinese men are driving the rebound in the luxury market. Men now account for more than half of luxury goods spending in China, but some claim that...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 24, 2012
Once one of four symbols of modern living in China, alongside wristwatches, sewing machines and radios, the bicycle's position as a status symbol took a battering with the advent of widespread car ownership. Its fall from grace...
by Scott Greene | Dec 11, 2012
Clifford Coonan of The Independent catches up with Angelica Cheung, the editor of Vogue China, to discuss the challenges facing women in modern China and the secret behind the success of her magazine: Cheung believes the reason...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jul 31, 2012
Local and Western fashion companies continue to thrive in China, and J. Crew is trying to ride China's fashion wave by opening its first store in Hong Kong, from Bloomberg Business Week: J.Crew Group Inc., the apparel retailer...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 27, 2012
While the Olympic themed street-art of England's eminent and anonymous pop-cultural delinquent may soon disappear from the walls of London, Voice of America interviews graffiti artist Wang Mo on the chic and seditious sides of...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 7, 2012
A leaked directive from the Central Propaganda Department warned Chinese media, "don't hype the Two Sessions' 'gourmet food' and the clothing and accessories of representatives!" People's Daily Online and Xinhua have chosen to...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 16, 2010
Bloomberg reports on urban China's rising class of "metrosexuals": Daily rituals like Zhang’s have prompted L’Oreal SA, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, Nivea maker Beiersdorf AG and Japan’s Shiseido Co. to target men in...
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