About #1: The Gist Of It
Founded by Sinologist and China Fashion | Urban Culture expert Elsbeth van Paridon, coincidentally the editor-in-chief of this little shindig, Temper Magazine is an award-winning publication that offers a sec yet sexy look at contemporary China through a fashion-focused lens. Often paired with a deep devotion to the nation’s underground scene.
The term “Made in China” is undergoing the ultimate 21st Century makeover — with a subversive twist. This rapidly changing landscape is a unique phenomenon which goes beyond the mere Summer/Winter collections; it waves the flag for the 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. Temper Magazine chases the fashion dragon, one might say. “Made In China”: Redefined.
About #2: Those Temper Tantrums
Growing up in 1980s Antwerp, Belgium, Temper shindig 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 her studies in Sinology, van Paridon 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.
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.
About #3: Temper Magazine Trivia
Trivium, that is. Temper Magazine on 28 August 2018 was awarded A’ Global Design Award for Best Design Media. We thank Thee!