Let’s get fashionably serious – for a change. Fashion is one dirty gal and, no guys, not in a good way. She is thirsty, making her a clear target in heavily polluted China’s cleanup mission du decade, entitled “Beautiful China”. The fashion industry stands at a China crossroads: Get on the merry-go-round or get out of the polluted amusement park. So when we discuss that new “Made in China”… How does this sexy label affect the nation’s fast fashion industry?
With Adidas arguably the most relevant fashion brand to those (Chinese) born between 1980 and 2000, it is nice to see some legit fashion history has not yet disappeared into thinspo air. The Antwerp Six are a fashion collective who in the late 1980s radically influenced catwalks worldwide, turning their stomping ground into a righteous fashion rage. Anno 2016, we see the surge of the Xiamen Gang, with critics likening the city’s role in China’s fashion landscape to that of Antwerp in Europe. In clique terms, then: The Xiamen designers… Pleasers or leaders ?
Chinese designer Miao Ran on June 18 made his Milan Fashion Week debut with a widely applauded FW17 collection.
Aah, the chinos; the material of many a joke over the past decades. These controversial, “He-vs-She” — a little shoutout to that Beijing exhibition on violence against women which was shut down before even opening up at the roaring political capital’s Gingko Space art gallery — dividing twill-fabric (originally produced in … China) cotton khaki pants have never left the hangers of many a male’s wardrobe…