Luofugui (罗富贵) is one of the most visible figures on Beijing’s fashion scene. This probably due to his height, style sense, bubbly personality and two major accounts: rising fashion designer Simon Gao and world-famous photographer Chen Man. Luofugui is wearing an outfit from Simon Gao.
Wang Peng captured some great images of all the tweedy people that came out yesterday for the first ever Beijing Vintage Ride, mostly inspired by similar events in London, Tokyo and elsewhere.
The event was startlingly successful in terms of number of participants, their level of style preparedness and the fanciness of their bikes. There was general level of enthusiasm for a stylish sort of bicycling culture, but more of my thoughts on this in future posts.
Well-known actor Li Chen is wearing a suit from the same collection of Simon Gao that he was watching from the front row. The material is 100% silk and the pattern is something of a polka dot, though I am looking forward to having the opportunity to see it up close in the workshop.
The presence of Simon Gao on the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week schedule was notable because have not previously been younger, hipper designers represented at the event. The tendency had been for figures like Xander Zhou, Zhang Chi, Vega Wang, etc. to do their own events off-location either during the Week or at other times of the year. Most of the designers that show at China’s premier fashion week are from larger and inevitably far dowdier brands, design schools, or just people who seem to have really good connections with government.
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.
PR Executive Wonder Yang is on the terrace of Grace Hotel, a highlight of postindustrial 798 Art District that whisks visitors away to some magical point where playboy collectors hob-nob with bohemian curators and eccentric sculptors.