For the start of the Year of the Dragon, I decided to share my personal favorite images from the Rabbit.
This is just so much fun and what a great pair!
Perhaps there is a bit too much here and her taste may not be entirely unimpeachable, but there is something appealing about the eclecticism here.
I rarely put models up here, but this confrontational chinoiserie from a cosplay party was irresistible.
As was this dramatic coat from the same event.
And what a nice use of blue and lovely smile!
And here is some blue with pop!
Maybe it was the year that local fashionistas discovered blue and realized it is even more adaptable than black.
Thick frames and workwear were also major trends.
Behind this rather S&M look is the chemical tank at 751 that remained the most popular venue for fashion events this year.
An aggressive adrogyny kept appearing.
This was an interesting mixture of mostly items mostly from Western brands to create an effect that seemed undeniably Chinese, or perhaps Uyghur.
Retro florals were the thing to do.
Chinese-influenced looks grew as a trend this year.
It was a year in which headlines constantly announced Chinese consumers were abandoning conspicuous consumption and logos. The new fashionistas must wear labels with irony.
And it was also a year in which luxury consumers in second-tier gained increasing attention.
Which was your favorite look?