“Androgyny” was a candidate to be one of the ten trends for 2010, but it really has been prevalent for several years. Newer this year was the number of people of both sexes wearing loud-print tights.
Fired by eco-friendliness, economy and the need for something special, the savviest Beijing hipsters have proclaimed consignment shops and thrift stores to be kosher shopping destinations. Of course, most of the time, this means hitting Williamsburg, Brick Lane, or American Ebay. Only abroad can a wide range of quality secondhand goods be found at reasonable prices, though there are some secondhand markets in Beijing as well as shops specializing in imported vintage.
For the first couple of years of Stylites, a reoccurring problem was that girls I wished to photograph were often accompanied by rather dowdy males. These males were often very protective of their girlfriends, not letting them be photographed. The guys appearing here were rarely accompanied by girls. Recently the boyfriends have started to catch up.
Most of 2010 fell in the Year of the Tiger. From the start, there was speculation that it might be a year filled with feline prints, always a favorite of China’s fashion types. Most opted for spots that suggested more cheetahs or leopards than that most majestic of big cats.
As I mentioned, the trends I am talking about here have already reached a saturation point. The hipster girl became mainstream this year in China. We reached that familiar point when the masses do the look without really understanding why.
After years of skinniness, volume hit the streets in a big way.
This year, come hell or more likely high-water, Beijingers were determined to show ankle cleavage, which seemed to always be cuter on the girls.
Over the next five days leading up to New Year’s, I will post ten of the phenomena that most caught my attention while photographing in Beijing this year. Call them trends, observations, or reflections, these are what I find most notable and widespread this year. Several were well in evidence last year, but simply reached a saturation recently. Please don’t blame me if you feel that these are already “over”. While these styles may not be cutting-edge, they are most abundant.
“From 12/30th to 1/2nd, creative studio and concept store based in Beijing, Triple-Major , will invite popular style blogger from Facehunter , Yvan Rodic, to hold a series of events to Beijing. Yvan Rodic has been at the vanguard of one of the decade’s most remarkable trends.
“位于北京的创作机构与概念店Triple-Major将于12月30日至1月2日邀请知名时尚博客Facehunter的博主Yvan Rodic来到北京进行一系列的活动。在几年前当街拍还没受到瞩目的时候，是Yvan的Facehunter和thesartorialist等街拍网站先驱将街拍的热潮带到全世界。从哥本哈根到伦敦到洛杉矶，Yvan现在除了周游全世界拍街拍外还为各大时尚杂志如Vogue, GQ和New York Times等拍摄。
The bunnies are coming! As Chinese New Year approaches, we are bound to hear more and more hopping news. For the Year of the Rabbit, Dunhill is releasing a special line of accessories. Also, perhaps not so coincidentally, Playboy, which relies heavily on licensed fashion and accessories here in Asia, will be opening its first club in Macao.风风火火的兔子要来了！兔爷也给我们带来一些很惊喜的消息！
随着兔年的临近，登喜路 (Dunhill) 特别推出2011兔年限定配饰系列，包括银质兔子袖扣、钥匙圈、吊饰与领带。兔爷总会给我们带来更多的惊喜，也许不是巧合，花花公子（Playboy）这个深受亚洲人的时装和配饰的品牌，有望一年内在澳门开张一家“兔女郎”(playboy bunny)俱乐部 ，
I don’t see too many boys in ponchos these days.
I just arrived in Sarasota, Florida, where I will be spending Christmas next to the sea. Over the next week, I will be posting regarding a few trends observed over 2010 while photographing Beijing street style.
This young lady was wearing a tie and an argyle sweater.