Back on holiday and for some parties, Jeff Li is a stylist in the Shanghai of the West.
On her way into a Bottega Veneta press event at Jinbao Place, fashion editor Diana Yi (24) is in a vintage top, custom trousers, and wields a Prada bag. Her favorite designers are Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Masha Ma.
At a recent event, this must be the most consistently Chinese-style pair I’ve seen. He actually is a calligrapher, I believe. It seems it might rather comfortable garb for Beijing’s unbearable summers.
The Sunday style magazine called MS of Danish newspaper Berlingske just carried a feature on Stylites.
Hats with ear covers have been quite fashionable recently, and not just when it’s cold. By the way, both this fashion design student’s wristwatches were set to the same, accurate, time.
Outside of the Ullens Center were New Pants singer Millionaire Peng (Peng Lei) and his new fiance who actually interviewed me for a magazine about three years ago.
Like more and more people appearing on Stylites, she is studying in London and home on vacation. It’s increasingly common for Beijing’s hipsters to shop in Shoreditch.
She runs a vintage shop on Di’anmen street with her boyfriend. Product is sourced from Japan and is sold at a relatively reasonable price compared to nearby competitors. The Gulou area has about 4 or 5 vintage shops and all of them sell items shipped in from abroad.
Up for the opening of the Kenya Hara show at the Beijing Center for the Arts was Stanley Wong, one of Hong Kong’s leading creatives. A long-time advertising genius, multidisciplinary designer, and TV-commerical producer, Wong is also a visual artist specializing in photography. He is known in the scene as anothermountainman. Wong is a close friend of Muji Creative Director Kenya Hara, whose show, open till early July, is a must-see.
Having studied fashion design in Paris, Xiao Qiao has returned to Beijing for work.
Text and Photos：Suzy
This is not the sort of look one expects for a music festival. Luo Qiang, English name Lucia, works in the arts for this organization.
The year of living wildly continues. Leopard always seems festive, so this is really a perfect look for the Kama Love Music Festival.
Kama Love Festival, held this past weekend at the Olympic Park, was without a doubt the dustiest music festival so far this year. The above couple used the scarf that was the gift at the Uma Wang event to protect themselves from the blowing dust.
I met Interior Stylist Ruby at Migas’ new rooftop terrace opening party last week. She has an exiting new project which you will hopefully hear more about soon.
Sanlitun Village is a favourite location to dress according to new fashion trends or in a more distinctive style without attracting too many glances, but Beijing TV presenter Barbie takes the art of multicolour dressing to new heights.
Last Friday, Uma Wang was presented with the Audi Progressive Designer 2011 Award at the brand’s showroom located on East Chang’an Avenue. The event featured an exclusive preview of her 2012 winter collection which was started off by dancers in black dresses and slashed leather tops. The collection included beautiful asymmetrically cut heavy wool coats, dresses with a draped signature back, all-over print ensembles (a progressive trend?) as well as thickly woven sweaters paired with slim patterned pants. The fundraising auction that took place after the show sold a polka dot coat, leggings and dress for 30,000 RMB. The money will be donated to UNICEF in order to support Audi’s fundraising efforts for adolescent education in China.
Last Thursday, I ran into these two while taking a walk in Sanlitun Village. Sly Bris is a full-time model and partner at Scout Models Development. He braved this day’s 35°C heat in a dandy-ish black ensemble.
Here is the final set of photos from the Chi Zhang fashion show.