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Givenchy hosted a show with all Asian models, many of whom are well-known faces here in China like Du Juan and Liu Wen. I am trying to determine whether or not this is the first time for something like this.Givenchy Haute Couture 2011模特用的全是亚洲人,包括杜鹃以及其他的中国模特。
Everyone always asks me how I can ride a bike in such cold weather and I respond that only my face and hands are really cold. To hold to my anti-automobile principles, I think I will have to get a mask. Maybe he should get a hat.
My workload and the cold weather are stopping me from taking more street style pictures. Still, I am adding some new content to stylitems: reviews of interesting shops in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The first is an old favorite that I am always surprised to hear some people don’t know. Check back on stylitems regularly.Stylitems上面最近会有新的店铺评价关于北京，上海，香港的一些有意思的商店。第一个写了是798的非空间。
Say “concept store” to a hip Beijinger and they will inevitably respond with “check out FEI Space”, though this 798 shop’s eclecticism and location (a refurbished factory) make it feel more like a genteel flea-market. A major draw are the ceramic designs of co-owner Lin Jing, which ranges from trouser-shaped vases to paired-down teapots. Curating fashion, Creative Director and stylist Ray P. Lee offers international favorites Bless, Henrik Vibskov, Gareth Pugh their China debut, while Zhang Da, designer of Hermès’ new Chinese label Shang Xia, puts forth his experimental Boundless line. Not confined to the current moment, the antique furniture and leather bags – goodies like bicycle satchels and chairs reupholstered in vintage curtain fabric – inject a dose of heritage nearly absent from the Beijing retail environment. FEI is the perfect space for the modern fashionista or interior decorating buff for whom cleverly retro and tastefully revolutionary can be combined to get chic. Contact Information: B-01, 798 art district, 4 Jiuxiangqiao Lu, Chaoyang district Tel: + 86 10 5978 9580
假若您向一位在京的时尚达人提及“概念店”，想必得到的回答定是“去非空间看看。”虽然这家位于798艺术区，并由废弃工厂所改造的店铺，更像齐集了各种优雅小物件的跳蚤市场。这里的一大看点是店主之一的林菁所做的陶瓷设计，从裤子形状的花瓶到配套的茶壶，尽显当代陶瓷艺术的魅力。创意总监和时尚策展人Ray P. Lee也让他青睐的众多国际品牌，有机会与中国顾客见面，例如Henrik Vibskov、Gareth Pugh等。而爱马仕旗下品牌“上下”的设计师张达，也将其品牌Boundless放置于店中售卖。如果您想再搜寻些古董物件，这里的古董家具和皮包也能满足您的需求。这些已然日益从北京普通小店中消失的，极具传统文化气息的物件，无疑将是复古达人们的心头之好。
A marketing director, Fan Jiang makes big things happen at the biggest men’s magazine.
Some very interesting sportcoats were on display at the Prada event.
Jeffrey scanning the catwalk at the Prada show last night.
Recently back from studying in the UK, Sophie just started as an editor at a major fashion magazine here in Beijing.
The Petshop Boys will not find the air particularly free here and will be very lucky if the skies are blue, but a crowd of very stylish will be welcoming them to this promised land where the pace is much faster than back West.
Prada has invited the British electro-pop duo to give a special performance after a fashion show that will re-present the SS ’11 collection of the brand and include some new items designed specifically for the event.
With this event at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Museum tomorrow night, Prada follows the lead of Phillip Lim, Fendi and others who have given special, high-profile, shows in China aiming to woo their most important, fastest growing, new market. Prada China sales rose at an almost violent rate of 51% in the first nine months of last year, so the mood for Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli and designer Miuccia Prada should also be celebratory.
51 percent surge in revenue from the region in the first nine months of 2010, is planning to restage its Spring 2011 fashion show in Beijing on Jan. 22. Both Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada are expected to attend, and Prada plans on creating a series of new items specifically for the event.
Expect to see photos of some of the more interesting attendees here.
At the Fendi event the other day, Kiera Ren is the fashion editor for Fashion Weekly.
Taxidermy is nothing new and animal parts have been used for centuries as ornament. Therefore, it should be no surprise when Chinese-born, Finland-based Shumeng Ye, unveils a porcelain chicken claw. Conceptual in its approach but still visceral, this porcelain chicken claw is elegantly
done in glazed off-white porcelain and can be a singular accessory for a fine dinner party.
These are available at Nouveau-Riche. – Jeffrey Ying
The frigidity of this town is keeping me off the streets, so I am not sure when I will be able to update Stylites with more street style. Please do check my frequently updated stuff-centric blog Stylitems for some of the interesting items I have seen lately.
The Giacomo Morelli patent shoes pictured in the photoshoot below were my favorite item that I saw at Luisaviaroma. The question in my mind is whether they really make sense paired with dinner suits as they are below and my feeling is that they probably are best with a slightly more casual ensemble.
Giacomo Morelli 皮鞋是我在Luisaviaroma见过最有意思的产品. 不知道跟西装一起穿好还是跟更休闲的穿法。
Finally, here are some shots from the photoshoot that we did in Florence using the clothing on sale in LUISAVIAROMA.
Well, I am not a professional model – that is for sure. One thing I learned that day is that it is very hard to find entire outfits that both fit and go together reasonably well in a single store. Also I was pretty much doing this photoshoot right off the plane, sot there wasn’t much time to pick a wardrobe. Anyway, I did find this dinner suit from Lanvin (available here ) in a lightweight wool that was perfect around the thighs though the coat was strangely baggy. The shoes from patent shoes with a blue bow from Giacomo Morelli (find them here) were the most interesting part of the ensemble though. More pictures of those beneath.
These two are real models. We were able to go out onto the terrace on top of the shop for some shooting. This was overlooking the centerpiece of Florence, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore or Duomo. From one of my least favorite brands, Dsquared, I found this rather appealing velvet coat with satin lapels (it is here) and oddly gratuitous feeling ticket pocket. It was amazing that the coat fit me almost perfectly. It would not really require alterations unlike the Lanvin suit above. In a midnight blue, the Burberry Prorsum suit (here) on the left features satin lapels that just about make it into a dinner suit, though there is always something a little improper about notch lapels and black tie. I suppose it is in that new family of suits that stylishly straddle the line between business attire and black tie and are, thus, most effective for going to fancy, but not altogether formal events.
Texas born and raised haberdasher Kent Wang just switched his base of operations to Shanghai. His new, rather chillier, home also means new additions to his growing line of men’s clothing. Most well-known for his ties and pocket squares, Wang also offers a full line of shirts and is now expanding into sweaters. Above is the new wool v-neck slim-fit sweater made in a thick and thirsty 100% wool that will insulate so well that the flimsy v-necks sold at most retailers, high- or low-end, will leave wearers cold to the bone.