Category Archives: Fashion

Bespoke Trend Hits China

Bespoke clothing shows a refinement and modern elegance that is proving to be extremely appealing among Chinese luxury shoppers. This trend isn’t about showing off, but moving away from in-your-face logos and style. “Customers are more sophisticated now,” said Ben … Continue reading

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2014: THE YEAR OF INDIVIDUALISM FOR CHINA’S LUXURY CONSUMERS

A street style shot of model Fei Fei Sun taken for Vogue at Paris Fashion Week in September 2013. (Vogue) With the Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign in high gear and a global shift away from logos, 2013 was all about “stealth wealth.” … Continue reading

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In China, Luxury Is About More Than High-End Labels

  ASHLEY KINDERGAN, THE FINANCIALIST NOV. 11, 2013,  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Guests drink champagne as they wait for the start of a fashion show held at the Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park in Beijing, June 21, 2013.   There was a … Continue reading

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HOW BRANDS CAN NAVIGATE CHINESE FASHION BLOGGERS’ ‘RED ENVELOPE’ CULTURE

BY GIULIA LA PAGLIA Han Huohuo, one of China’s most influential fashion bloggers. (Sina Weibo/Han Huohuo) “So what do you think about the brand?” I asked the extravagantly dressed Chinese girl I had just been introduced to at one of Shanghai’s Fashion Week parties. … Continue reading

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Prada Says China Still Giving a Boost to Sales

BY REUTERS 8 AUGUST, 2013 Prada F/W 2014 Campaign | Source: Prada MILAN, Italy — Italian fashion house Prada appeared to brush off luxury industry concerns about slowing growth in China, saying demand from the country helped to drive an 11.6 percent rise … Continue reading

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Carmen Busquets has found her new Net-a-Porter

Carmen Busquets   Ever since its launch, Net-a-Porter has been the gold standard in e-tail: the high-end market leader, with a profit margin far ahead of the pack. And ever since then, entrepreneurs have been chasing its market share. Now … Continue reading

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LUXURY BRANDS INVITE PUBLIC ‘BEHIND THE SCENES’

Quality, craftsmanship, and exclusivity.  These foundations of luxury are becoming increasingly important as the luxury market becomes crowded. Luxury companies who can capitalize on this, are scrambling to. To that end, LVMH group has revived its initiative to bring its artisans to … Continue reading

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China-Based Company Locked In Bidding War For Juicy Couture

  Venture Capital Firm’s Proposed Acquisition May Intensify Brand’s China Focus  Juicy Couture’s Beijing flagship in Sanlitun. (Juicy Couture) American fashion label Juicy Couture might soon be prioritizing the China market more than it already has been, as it may … Continue reading

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Global Study Confirms: For China’s Affluent, Luxury Spending Now “A Way Of Life”

For Upmarket Consumers, Special-Occasion Splurges Become Everyday Purchases  Pei Bei Wang and Zhu Xiao Yin at a recent event celebrating designer Stella McCartney’s China expansion. The report cites McCartney as one of the designers gaining in popularity in China as consumers … Continue reading

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LVMH Rushes To Keep Up With China’s Changing Tastes

  New Strategies Emerge As Consumers’ Preferences Evolve Fan Bingbing poses with a logo-free version of Louis Vuitton’s Alma bag. The actress is an official Louis Vuitton brand ambassador. (Louis Vuitton) According to a new Financial Times article, several experts believe that LVMH’s … Continue reading

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