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A’ Design Awards & Competition — Standard Call for Entries!

Alright, all you China Fashion&Design Tasties! The A' Design Award&Competition is back. From Wuhan to Milan, the competition provides a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on. Follow in the footsteps of 2017 Winners Gao Fenglin, Yi-Xuan Lee, Tiger Pan or Joyce Lin and sign up now!... Read More

Close-Up: China’s Original TǔKù (土酷) For School Culture — Imitatio Et Aemulatio

China's original TǔKù (Tu Cool) culture. Boasting a look-book brimming with "scenic spot views", the very Chinese phenomenon that is TǔKù takes a more direct approach to shooting images, in the case of multicultural Beijing-born MARRKNULL staged around and focused on popular tourist areas such as Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and Shichahai Lake. “Tu” who now?... Read More

NYFW Review: The Parsons MFA Graduation Collection. One Gifted Gallery

Thesis projects are, as many are profoundly aware, an incredible responsibility and a huge undertaking. Nevermind the hard work, but take into account the pressure of presenting the collection to a large crowd of fashion's biggest professionals and media, who will in turn happily dictate future careers. ... Read More

Close-Up: The Contentment That Is Capsuling. A ZODIAC Way Of Life

The art of styling, combining and refining is a tricky one and more often than not lures those sailing the seas of fashion in like a sweet-voiced Siren, only to slam them onto the cluttered reefs and drag them down to the hot mess depths of the ocean. Aka committing the capital crime that is the "fashion faux pas". Thus we suggest... Avoid crime, go capsule!... Read More

Close-Up: China’s Drag Queens. The Fashion That Is Non-Binary Identification

Homosexuality in China was decriminalised in 1997 and in 2001 removed from the government’s list of mental disorders. This means China’s drag scene has evolved relatively quickly. Though the drag scene is in its comparative infancy here -- and despite ongoing media and censorship issues -- this doesn’t seem to stop the rhetoric in China surrounding the rise of drag. ... Read More

Shanghai Fashion Week 2018: The Visual Updates. Right Ontime

The #Infinity themed Ontimeshow 2018 included 300+ brands from all across the globe, conjuring up #unlimited possibilities for a young, ambitious brand's expansion. The Ontimeshow breaks through the traditional fashion show format, mixing up new retail, fashion shows and art exhibitions to dynamize a state of “buying” and “selling”. ... Read More

A Transition Into Womanhood Wearing A Cheongsam: Kai Cheng Thom Writes For Xtra

“As a trans woman and a diasporic Chinese person who has always felt painfully disconnected from her cultural heritage, the cheongsam feels like something that has always been just out of my reach, yet inextricably far away: a sense of ease with what I claim to be in the world.” Artist Kai Cheng Thom writes for Xtra. It’s Temper trending time.... Read More