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.
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.
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.
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.
Text and Photo：Suzy
Sanlitun Village is a favourite location to dress according to new fashion trends or in a more distinctive style without attracting too many glances, but Beijing TV presenter Barbie takes the art of multicolour dressing to new heights.
Now without a gas mask, here is one of the models from the Chi Zhang show last night.
I ran into adventurer and model, Even, at Strawberry Festival.
If Weibo (China’s twitter) is any gauge, the real style icon of the Lane Crawford x Opening Ceremony event this past Saturday was less Chloë Sevigny than aspiring actress Xin Yuan. I posted this photo on Weibo on Sunday and it has already been passed on (@ed) 103 times. This is, of course, just one of many photos circulating on Weibo of this young actress. Her dress is designed by a Beijing-based brand called Chictopia.
On the third level of Sanlitun Village, here is Johnny again.
Seen before in a different pair of floral tights, Even is adored by both the hipster boys of Beijing and fashion magazines looking for a model that represents hip youth in China today. I chatted with her for a few minutes about her travels and other things.
This young actor was keeping it anonymous while taking a walk with agent in Sanlitun.
Zhang Yishan is a model for print.
Cao Difei was one of the more dapper men at the bazaar party.
At a Lane Crawford party, Anina is one of the better-known foreign models operating in China. She also runs a major fashion website.
Her jacket is by Beijing-based designer Liu Lu.