This design student was outside of the Simon Gao show. I am trying to remember the name of that pattern that is on his shirt. I suppose it wouldn’t be categorized as some kind of Arabesque.
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Designer and personal shopper Even chatting with friends.
Jason Campbell is the founder of JC Report and thus one of the pioneers in online fashion media – he has been doing trend-watching and styling sites since 1993. Now he is in Beijing to style celebrities and high net-worth individuals. Jason is sure to be one of the most interesting figures on the Beijing fashion scene.
The fashionistas have all shuttled off in Audis. The stylish are waiting for a cab.
This filmstar was the first person who caught my eye. This event was one of the first of the many that will be surrounding China Fashion Week this year.
This is the time – before temperature fall too far – to pick up a wool/cashmere winter coat from Senli and Frye.
I dropped by a photo shoot by Leon magazine focusing on men’s black tie & evening wear at Capital M, which has one of the best views of any Beijing restaurant. Leon, the original edition of which is from Japan, provides almost painstaking comprehensive advice on how to be a well-dressed gentleman.
Here are Allen Xie and his colleague Kieran Wang on the patio of Capital M.
Allen Xie is the founder of a Allen and Co., a super stylish bespoke business that offers suits only in Allen’s signature style, which is somewhat like Tom Ford – with wide lapels and super slim waists, but cut in such a way that flatters the Chinese physique. Allen also works with local producers to create unique fabrics like the blue one he is wearing.
The brand started in Shanghai and now Allen is opening his first workshop in Beijing, which will be headed up by Kieran.
Here is another designer who came by the Bai Peng opening.
Independent fashion designer Bai Peng just opened his first space on Ceramic 1 Street 798 in a rather picturesque warehouse that I think may just be the most attractive boutique in Beijing besides Wuhao.
Bai Peng invited some friends and media over to celebrate the opening.
I wanted to direct your attention to a walking tour that I offer in cooperation with Context Travel. Hip Hutongs is a way for visitors to Beijing to gain an understanding of the creative, fashion and media environments in China while on a stroll with me through Beijing’s most picturesque neighborhoods. Find out more here.
Photo : Suzy
Summer might be wrapping up, but daytime in Beijing can still be quite hot.