A bit late, but here are some of the pics from the Ilaria show. She is a young lady from Hong Kong working for a major advertising company.
Antonio Bandini is the designer for Ilaria. He used to work under Valentino. His coat is from Prada, though I think he fastened the bow-tie on the lapel. Currently there are no plans for an Ilaria menswear collection though China might be a better place if there were. There isn’t really a local brand for boys that is stylish – but not painfully avant-garde like the work of most young designers – in high-quality fabrics and simple cuts.
Despite the name, the brand Ilaria is based in China and founded by a Chinese woman, though the designer is Mr. Bandini, an Italian.
This dandyish individual was quite unimpressed by the Septwolves show. Click here for pictures of all the looks. Several editors I spoke with nearby were also very negative, saying if they were going to copy Western shows, the Fujian-based brand should have at least copied well.
After the Septwolves by Daniel Faret show, she works in sales at Bazaar but one suspects she might have worked formerly as a model or perhaps still be doing part time work. Links to pics from that show to come.
After the Dorian Ho show, he was in town from Hunan for China and did not want to give his name or career.
My main job has been consuming so much of my time recently that I didn’t get a chance to put up all the photos from the Create&Inspire and inspire event at Lane Crawford. Well, here they are.
最近特别忙 － 现在才有时间把Create&Inspire的图片放上来。又是Jeffrey － 你们审美疲劳了么？
At the recent Bazaar/Lane Crawford event, fashion designer Zhang Chi standing in front of portraits of China’s leading artists including Yue Minjun, Xu Bing, Zhang Xiaogang, etc. by Li Xiao.
Paul is a visual merchandiser at Lane Crawford. He oversaw the creation of displays for CREATE & INSPIRE, an art meets fashion event this past Saturday that brought magazines Bazaar and Bazaar Art together with Lane Crawford.
There were some interesting individuals at the Shanghai Tang party, including this gentleman from Mongolia who spoke French, though neither English nor Chinese.
Here are more pictures of the Miao-inspired ‘Metamorphosis’ collection.
She is a PR executive.
At J&E Mansion for the Shanghai Tang Party – one doesn’t see vintage mink shawls in Beijing very often.
It’s nice to have a signature look. Top stylist and entrepreneur Tony Li (Li Dongtian) has clearly opted for capes. Tony, who spent nearly a decade living and studying in the US, has always had an international outlook and is looking forward to opening his first foreign shop soon in Sydney.
He was a VIP at Shanghai Tang’s presentation of its Miao culture-inspired ‘Metamorphosis’ collection (Lifestyle Asia has some pics). Jingdaily has more on the live-broadcasting of the show.
Ritchie just released “Triple-Major World,” the first collection in Triple-Major’s house line, which is inspired by video games, food, grammar and other typically disregarded motifs from everyday life. The collection was just presented at Paris Fashion Week for AW 2011 in Rendez-Vous Showroom.
Text: (from LifeStyle Magazine February 2011 issue) Nels Frye, Renee Liu, Sylvia Song, Juli Zha, Eva Liu, and Jeffrey Ying
How China jumps from manufacturer to innovator preoccupies everyone from provincial officials to hipsters stalking 798. In our field, many ask when mainland China will give birth to its own luxury brands with buyers in Paris, New York, and Tokyo. There are some promising local players, but the flow in luxury fashion, cars, timepieces, and wines remains overwhelmingly from West to East.
The exception is one area in which China does have serious brands: contemporary art. Xu Bing, Zhang Xiaogang, Yue Minjun and others fetch top prices at auction and gain critical acclaim to match. The entire scene has long been viewed as one of the most creatively vibrant in the world.
Foreign luxury brands are astutely seizing upon this area in which China is a creative superpower hoping to gain global buzz, legitimacy in the eyes of Chinese buyers, and the cultural legitimacy that comes from association with art.
Collaborations between luxury brands and artists have occurred at least since Fauvist Raoul Dufy created fabrics for Paris designer Paul Poirot in 1909. The most artist-loving fashion designer was probably Elsa Schiaparelli, … Read More »
Jing Daily has this nice round-up of the top rising fashion designers in China. Xander Zhou, Vega Wang, Liu Lu, Zhang Chi and many others are there. The article also makes some interesting distinctions between the styles of Beijing and Shanghai fashion designers.
On the third level of Sanlitun Village, here is Johnny again.