Senli and Frye has been included in the Louis Vuitton Guide to Beijing. This is the first edition of the guide and I am anxious to see who else made the cut. Thanks a lot to the writer, Bénédicte Bro-Cassard, who is also a Consultant and Blogger based here in Beijing. Here is her blog, fearless-in-Beijing on Le Monde.
I should note that our shop looks a bit more attractive than back when Ms. Bro-Cassard visited. I invite all to come through to see the changes. The place has become a sort of micro-club for gentlemen. We have a small bar, a wide selections of books and magazines, and will soon have coffee available all day, thanks to the Coffee Man.
And here is the French version.
Long-time Stylites star Jeffrey Ying was recently featured in the print and online editions of That’s Beijing. Read the interview above or on the That’s website. Of course he mentioned that the only place he shops in Beijing is Senli and Frye.
AnyShopStyle is one of more distinctive and coherently-curated of the huge crop of online fashion retail start-ups that have been the talk of the town for the last two years. Founded by long-time Beijing fashion writer Alice McInerney among others, the site focused initially just on quirky designs of young Chinese designers but has now opened up to include some foreign talents as well.
This Sunday from four to eight, AnyShopStyle will be hosting a pop-up shop right in Beijing’s Opposite House. Work of designers from the website will be available for the public to touch, feel and try on. Fashion brands include LUVON by Liu Lu, Sara Yun, NEEMIC, Mandarin & General, TwS, funky, animalistic Yang Du, Elysee Yang, Madeleine Thompson, and Candy & Caviar. For Hong Kong designer Erbert Chong this is the exclusive Mainland launch. His designs will only be available at the event and on AnyShopStyle.com the week after. Accessory brands will include Carmen Chan , French Sole , DSata, Everard & Wang and Rfactory. See you there!
Thanks to Nicole Tan of Inverted Edge for interviewing me during my last trip to Singapore. Read it to find some of my recent thoughts on magazines and the evolution of digital here as well as evolving fashion tastes.
This photographer always dresses in his own way, which he himself proclaims – and no one would deny it – is quite unique for people his age.
Rising superstar James Alofs wears his blue Senli and Frye linen suit in Episode 5 of the Girls. Here is the link, but you have to scroll to minute 13 unless you want to watch the whole thing (there are no English subtitles), a rather amusing look at Chinese girls today.
Luofugui (罗富贵) is one of the most visible figures on Beijing’s fashion scene. This probably due to his height, style sense, bubbly personality and two major accounts: rising fashion designer Simon Gao and world-famous photographer Chen Man. Luofugui is wearing an outfit from Simon Gao.
It turns out that I am going to be one of the two non-p1 street style photographers featured at “The Great Style Leap” a large exhibit that will be at the Orange, in Sanlitun, from Dec. 13 to 19. This notice on Business of Fashion even uses some of my photos. The question for me is what the them of my wall at this exhibition should be. P1 has taken over six-million street style photos, mostly in Beijing and Shanghai, over the last 5-6 years. It is the biggest, best funded, street style project in the world.
P1 was able to reach such a scale because it was membership-driven. All of the people they photographed should be part of their social network, and they are collecting the data. They really do deserve praise for making the connection between street style and social networks and then building up the business in China. I am not sure how well it is doing as a social network right now – they were a bit late in going mobile – but the idea remains a brilliant standout from the age of street style. Their exhibition, much like Stylites, will be celebrating the birth individuality … Read More »
This website ranks stylites right along with BryanBoy as one of the ten Asian fashion blogs to follow. I don’t think I have quite as many followers as that surprisingly iffy dresser.
I love this quote by Svante Jerling, P1’s marketing director: “Gucci is out, fixed-gear bikes are in”. He added that “People are building on their own ideas of what’s cool rather than relying on prototype built by brands.” More quotes from Svante in this WSJ article.
Stylites is well-known for street style in Beijing, but p1 is the mega-whale in this category. They have built a massive social network around it. Their retrospective, called “The Great Style Leap” will be at the Orange, in Sanlitun, from Dec. 13 to 19. Here is more from Vocativ on this event and how it blends data analysis and photography.