Speech at Pecha Kucha

Last Saturday, I spoke about Stylites at the 14th Pecha Kucha Beijing Night, held at Lan Club. The event featured an impressive line-up of designers, including such rising stars as designer Vega Wang, stylist Emma Cheung and milliner Elisabeth Koch. The Global Times has more, though I should note that I was not a “Chinese history major”and I don’t think I said “nationalism is the new style”. I focused on Eastern Roman/Byzantine history and I believe nationalism is one of many current trends. Anyway, this is quibbling. One thing about which I am most adamant is that Lan Club is a most dreadful space, fit only for thugs, arrivistes and their concubines.

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