She was at what increasingly seems like the world’s most touristy art district for an opening at Pace Gallery, 798.
Beijing is waking up to the fact that wardrobe space is not unlimited.
To celebrate National Day (10/1), a new shop and studio on Banchao Hutong, Triple-Major, will host a flea market offering vintage clothes, accessories, samples and more. Several local fashion designers will be offering their stylish used threads. Doors open at 2pm. Take advantage as such markets are not frequent in Beijing. The location is both central and charming.
Apparently her dog has become much less fierce. She said he is certain to let me pet him this time.
This wool coat from Quasimodo, designed by Dingding (丁丁），was one of my favorite pieces on display.
Vogue Editor Angelica wears a dress designed by Liu Lu in Milan.
Dong Liang Studio, one of Beijing’s leading multi-brand shops focused on Chinese fashion designers, hosted the “Schoolmates Reunion Party & Indie Designer Autumn Collection Promotion”. Vega Wang, sporting a new hairdo, was one of the main designers with wears on offer at Dong Liang.
Cat has been so unbelievably popular in Beijing in the last year. I even commissioned a leopard print dress shirt, that I wear with a repp tie and suit, just to attempt to keep up with the trend. Here is Time Out editor Queenie, prowling through the jungle that is Beijing. Can she be dominant here?
Of late, I have been trying to collect a list of Made in China luxury brands. There are not a huge number. This latest edition, Shang Xia (上下）from what industry experts describe as the lone “honest” luxury brand, Hermès, might change perceptions and usher in a new era. Hopefully, after this local brands will gain a deeper appreciation for quality and the importance of painstaking local craftsmanship. Our friends over at Jingdaily have more.
Jel was at 798, this time in very expressive tights.
An artist with the chair he designed and his girlfriend. More pictures from Get It Louder below.
Shao Fan is mixing tasseled loafers with a rather casual getup. I have been noticing this fun-loving type of shoe quite a bit recently. These suede ones, this inherited pair, and these bitonal ones are among my other favorites. Tassel loafers have been extremely popular everywhere recently, despite lingering doubts that they might be inappropriate for anyone under 50.
Shuaige （帅哥）means handsome guys.
At the festival of creativity, Get it Louder, were Wang Peng and his relative and partner in photography.
Lin Lin wore a dress she had made from men’s pajamas at the first night of Get It Louder, a major exhibition of the works of young creatives in art, design, music, film, and literature.
If the Creators Project had a climax, for me it was the smashing of an Apple monitor by Pang Kuan (庞宽), keyboardist and singer for New Pants, at the climax of the song “‘Sex, Drugs, Internet”. Judging by the visuals on the LED behind, the smashing had something to do with anger related to sex and the internet, but it seemed an ironic act at a project showcasing the meeting of design and technology. Though I like the music, the visuals were the main highlight of the show for me.
Over the last three days, Beijing has finally stopped being stiflingly humid. People have clearly been itching to get out their warmer clothes. Vice‘s Creators Project was an opportunity to show off the coats, scarves, and hats that have been laying dormant for the last half year.
I have always found people in China more sensitive to cold (and less to heat) than in the States or other Western countries. I was sweating in a cardigan at the same event.
Photos by Junshen.
Vice and Intel’s Creators Project seemed to bring together most of Beijing’s quirky creatives – and a healthy bunch from New York as well – as well as fashion and magazine types. Vega Wang was the featured local fashion designer. Xiao Yang took the above photo.