About Temper/关于Temper杂志

Growing up in 1980s Antwerp, Belgium, I (Founder and Editor Elsbeth van Paridon) was exposed to colorful pop culture icons such as Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, etc., who had taken fashion into cutting edge new directions. The ways in which they played with their clothing fascinated from the start and remains an inspiration to this day.


Decades went by (slightly exaggerating here) and through my studies in Sinology, I came in touch with up-and-coming Chinese designers such as Xander Zhou, whose innovative ideas triggered an intense interest for the pioneering fashion scene within China. This scene is more than your mere covershot; it’s the visualization of a changing social landscape.

通过荷兰莱顿大学的汉学研究,我与崭露头角中国设计师联系,比如说Xander Zhou。他们对时装的创新设计和新型方法激发我对中国时尚界的兴趣。此外,我认为21世纪的中国时尚反映现代中国不断变化的社会思考和规范。

Temper Magazine sets out to help promote the still largely hidden, yet dynamic, fashion scene sprouting within Beijing, Shanghai and China overall. From streetstyle to budding photographers, established designers and the latest updates: They are present.


The term “Made in China” is undergoing the ultimate 21st Century makeover. This rapid change is a unique phenomenon which goes beyond the mere Summer/Autumn collections; it waves the flag for the social changes vibrating within China’s society-at-large today. Escorted by the increasingly strong influence of a new thinking among China’s younger generations regarding individuality and the expression thereof, the fashion scene in the Middle Kingdom is exploding. And it stretches far beyond what meets the eye. High-end appliqué, one might say.


In sum, if it fares and flares in the realm of China Fashion and Design, Temper is there. “Chasing the fashion dragon”– patent on that one — if you will.

总之,中国时尚的故事结束;它刚开始了!如果票价和耀斑在中国时装设计领域,Temper杂志会在,会给读者揭开。 我们这里“追求时尚龙”。