I.T Beijing Market in February 2018 rebranded itself as Dover Street Market Beijing (DSMB), promising that it was the first of a three-layered transformation for the venue. True indeed given in August of 2018, a four-storey 2,200-square glass house in Taikoo Li Sanlitun opened its highly artsy attractive doors to visitors and shoppers alike.
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The venue’s new interior space has been simultaneously updated with the global DSM concept as in existence from New York to Singapore, incorporating the idea of constant and consistent change according to the seasons.
“Believe it or not, I can actually draw.” Jean-Michel Basquiat
The Comme des Garçons (CDG) AW18 collection features a selected few pieces bearing printed artworks by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. Fun fact:The revered artist himself in back in 1987 walked the CDG Homme runway. Sway.
“I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” Jean-Michel Basquiat
CDG, founded initially by Rei Kawakubo — coincidentally or not the founder of the DSM platform as well, proudly introduced inside the newly decked out Beijing venue alongside the AW18 “doodled” Vetements collection — worth noticing. For the playful graphic tees, Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia invited kids from Zuerich to draw their own imaginative interpretation of the phrase “Elephant in the Room”.
“I’m not a real person. I’m a legend.” Jean-Michel Basquiat
Furthermore, the graffiti-printed high-top sneakers by Vetements, as seen above, are detailed with “artful scribbles” by the designer himself — making for quite the grounding sight. Each pair comes with different detailing.
Art is captured within the walls of DSMB with the Youths In Balaclava. Multifaceted imprint is back with an all-new venture, bringing fun and fashion together and laying the groundworks for the group’s upcoming streetwear leg entitled “YIB”. The latter positions itself as yet another creative outlet for members to express their own artistic sensibilities, all coming together and embracing one another in the creative design process.
In a quick play on the words of Basquiat himself: If I’m away from fashion for a week, I get bored.
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After tackling Beijing for some six years where she worked for China International Publishing Group, she spent a moment in time moseying down steep alleyways and writing about their fashionable and underground features in Hong Kong.
Van Paridon most recently managed to claw her way through a Europe-based academic endeavor called "Journalism". 'Tis in such fashion that she has now turned her lust for China Fashion/ Lifestyle and Underground into a full time occupation.
Van Paridon hunts down the latest in Chinese menswear, women’s clothing, designer newbies, established names, changes in the nation’s street scenery, close-ups of particular trends presently at play or of historical socio-cultural value in Chinaplus a selection of budding photographers.
Paired with a deep devotion to China’s urban underground scene, van Paridon holds a particular interest in the topics of androgyny, the exploration of individuality and the power that is the Key Opinion Leader (the local term for “influencers”) in contemporary China.