Outside one of the massive tanks at D-Park, this golden haired girl paired nearly acid colored baggy jeans with a roomy patterned sweater. The lomo camera is another required item for the hip kids of Beijing.
Stylites has finally joined chinafashionbloggers.com. I think I had hesitated before because I didn’t want stylites to be grouped with any other blogs, but I’ve grown a bit more tolerant in my old age.
Independent stores are crucibles of creativity. Young designers rarely get their wares into major department stores and, for new players, opening one’s own store is too great an investment both in rent and marketing. The promoters and distributors of small brands are thus the independent boutique, from lofty concept stores like Colette and Corso Como 10 to the select shops that dot soho, Brick lane, Prenzlauer Berg and other hip neighborhoods around the world.
Hipper customers in Chinese cities like Beijing and shanghai are moving out of the phase when they just crave the big names. A new class of designers is rising in these cities too. Still absent is an adequate density of multi brand shops for them to sell their wares. As an editor in Beijing, I’ve seen the fashion Xander Zhou, Simon Gao and other designers but I rarely encounter their wares on the shelves.
To address this issue, Hong Hong’s the HUB fashion show and Chic Young Blood, a Beijing-based trade fair recently staged a forum in Beijing. Pioneering shop founders like Jiang Mingming of Waterstone joined independent designers like Victor Zhu of V Major and media giant Li Mengxia to discuss the question of multi … Read More »
Simon Gao is starting to be one of the really big names in Chinese design. This recent interview of him on youtube includes more some clips of his latest show from China Fashion Week. Gao also teamed up with Galeries Lafayette to produce a special collection just for their new mega store at Xidan. More from Jing Daily.
Senli and Frye is giving two complimentary shirts with every suit order during the month of October. This is the time to get your executive wardrobe in order for the colder months. You can also get a three-piece tweed for those impending hunting expeditions. Also, do you have a well-cut double-breasted suit in royal blue or a corduroy suit? Don’t wear charcoal or navy for that gala.
No more pesky delays, sporadic posts, and traumatic viruses, the new stylites.net is about to launch. Keep returning to this space!
Stylites finally has an Instagram, which I am told is essential for anything related to photos. Thanks to the Afflux team for putting this together. In other news Stylites Partner the HUB is on Red-Luxury and founder Peter Caplowe has an interview in the China Daily.
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Peter Caplowe of the HUB talks about the style in China, the recent trade fair in Hong Kong, and plans for the future including collaboration with Beijing’s Chic Young Blood in this interview with City Weekend.