It was almost as if he was there to exorcise the demons that were raised during the Dior show, with its occult and militaristic references. I did not get to find out why this young man decided on an outfit that suggested the scarlet cassocks cardinals of the Roman Catholic church though he skipped the hat.
Jeffrey Ying is now the main man covering events for Style.com here in Beijing. Here is his piece on the Dior Homme show.
Dior Homme staged its first-ever fashion show outside of France on Thursday at the Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in Northeastern Beijing. Long-loved by local fashionisatas, this was the most eagerly-awaited event of the year, up till now. Purportedly, other brands even changed the timing for their events to avoid being lost in the media excitement surrounding this event. Etro was supposedly to be staging a major fashion show at CAFA this year, which now not going to be on until 2014.
Designer Kris van Assche gave adoring audiences a line-up of black, midnight blue and white that was well-received, as expected, though some commented that Prada had done this years ago. My own critique, if you can call it that, was more related to the sinister, dystopian feeling of the show. My immediate feeling at the end was that I just seen an army of futuristic stormtroopers from a conformist perfect society in a controlled by technocrats well-versed in the occult. The triangles within a circle made me think of the all-seeing eye on the US dollar, and van Assche said it was a reference to men’s societies at institutions like Harvard. Others spectators seemed to agree that there was a certain feeling of the National Socialists.
At first, I was aghast that photographer Wang Peng was on a scooter during the Vintage Ride, but of course to take all those great photos he had to move a bit faster than the rest of us. I took this one from my bike. Thanks for all the great images, Wang Peng!
Hopes are high for the upcoming spring, but it seems that cute sweaters like this one from emerging young designer Momo Wang‘s latest collection could work as transitional pieces too. Read More
This photographer and stylist was out in full grandeur by the various contraptions at 798 during fashion week.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Graphic Designer Tom Yang, down in Tianjin for the opening of boutique hotel Mingyuan no. 33 and Café Sambal, likes to let his wife, on his right, do the shopping. She really does a good job.
I cannot believe that it has already been four years since I first met Fanfan when she walking down Nanluoguxiang in full Dongzu garb. It’s amazing to think how much has changed.
She and I were attending the launch party of Meridian, an event intended to introduce this new organization to the Beijing creative community and to celebrate the publication of their first illustrated children’s books.
A well-known stylist, photographer, and general provocateur, US-based Zoetica Ebb just touched down in Beijing. I am excited to be working with her and the Frei Group on creating the Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing. Read More
Photo : Suzy
She is an actress and she said her weibo name was “yellow desire” but it seems more like “yellow fantasy”. Of course the two concepts are similar, in both languages.
Just back from studying for three years in NYC, this blogger and Okay magazine editor was in Shin Kong Place to witness the unveiling of the DKNY Fall collection.
Well, I am not sure if they are actually lockers. She, however, is definitely Vega Wang, one of Beijing’s best known young fashion designers.
Here is QueenD again, after just a couple posts.
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