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Video: New Style in Old Beijing

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...

Xi’s Trip Stirs Up First Lady Fever

The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports that Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan has “triggered first lady fever” while accompanying husband Xi Jinping on his first trip abroad as president: “Now is the end of...

Why Do China’s Leaders Dye Their Hair?

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...

Why China is Sitting on Fashion’s Front Row

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...

Bikes for Bonuses as China’s Wealthy Reminisce

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...

Vogue China Empowers Women Beyond Fashion

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...

Mostly Men in Black

At Foreign Policy this week, Nels Frye examined civilian official’s curious uniformity of dress at the 18th Party Congress, and the various political pressures that encourage it. China’s top leaders have been...

J.Crew to Expand to Beijing, Hong Kong

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...

‘Pushing Boundaries With Cans of Paint’

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...

The Stylish Side of China

Although some analysts are worried about a slowdown in China’s economy, including the luxury industry, some indicators tell a different story. As huge numbers of people, white-collar women in typical, have just entered the...

Riding China’s Luxury Fashion Wave

Despite warnings against hyping gourmet foods and luxury clothing, western clothing brands are still looking towards China. Previously, luxury brands sought the young and affluent Chinese buyer, now high street fashion brands...

Focusing on Short-Sightedness in China

At The Wall Street Journal, Alex Frangos examines the fad gripping Hong Kong for wearing lenseless glasses as fashion accessories, often in conjunction with contact lenses. The no-glass frames also don’t blind the wearer...

Leading China’s Voguish Revolution

The Telegraph reports that the major Western fashion labels have their sights set on China, where the young and affluent are increasingly buying luxury brands: It is an unimaginably large and increasingly lucrative market....

China’s $treet fashion

Malika Zouhali-Worrall profiles Eno, a prominent brand in China’s emerging urban street fashion scene, via CNNMoney.com: The local art, music and fashion scenes owe much to the dramatic surge in Internet access in China...

Walking in the US First Lady’s Shoes

From China Daily: Chinese exports may have hit a slump, but a shoe factory in Sichuan province has defied the trend, and it has the first lady of the United States to thank for that. Orders have been pouring in at Reoblan ever...

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