A stay-at-home dad with a knack for design. Qian Xiaofeng has created over a hundred outfits for his 5-year-old daughter and in het process has become a Chinese social media star on the rise. Manya Koetse reports for What’s On Weibo.
Temper Magazine’s Trending segment casts a net upon all that is throwing tantrums within the world of China Fashion across a variety of global sources. This very necessary segment makes for a collection of largely non-Temper Magazine-original content dipping its toe into the deep indigo-dyed pool that is the ocean of Middle Kingdom fashionable astonishment.
Meet Manya Koetse, aka founder and editor-in-chief of What’s On Weibo. She is a writer and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends in China, with a focus on social media and digital developments. Glancing over Sina Weibo’s trending topics of the hour, Koetse came across the following stand-out daddy “stud”: Qian Xiaofeng. Koetse reports for What’s On Weibo.
He majored in International Business, but ended up as a stay-at-home dad with a talent for design. Qian Xiaofeng, who has created over a hundred outfits for his 5-year-old daughter, is rising to fame on Chinese social media as a children’s clothing designer.
From Disney princess dresses to little Chanel outfits, this Chinese stay-at-home dad can make almost everything. Having created over a hundred outfits for his 5-year-old daughter, including hair bands, necklaces, and brooches, ‘super dad’ Qian Xiaofeng (钱晓峰) is making his rounds on Chinese social media.
According to China’s Sohu News, Qian Xiaofeng first caught the attention of Chinese netizens when he started posting pictures of the designs for his daughter on WeChat about a year ago. Although he majored in International Business, Qian started to become interested in fashion when he first had a daughter.
Qian, a Shanghai resident, revealed to Sohu that he always had an artistic talent and wanted to study arts, but chose another path because his father thought International Business would give him better career opportunities.
After getting married and having his first child, Qian and his wife decided that since she had a flourishing career, he would take on the task of becoming a full-time father and take care of his daughter and the household.
For the full story on this Super-Daddy Design, head over to What’s On Weibo right here!
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Images: Courtesy of Qian Xiaofeng and Sohu News.
About Manya Koetse: Koetse is the editor-in-chief of www.whatsonweibo.com. She is a writer and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends in China, with a focus on social media and digital developments, Sino-Japanese relations and gender issues. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow her on Twitter (@manyapan).
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Chinese translation: Li “Lily” Dan of Kitayama Studio.
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.
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