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AnyWearStyle x Shanghai Fashion Week 2014


Our friends at AnyWearStyle are doing an incredible job with documenting and reporting on Shanghai Fashion Week, which ends tomorrow. Find out what’s going on.

Sun Jun’s Traditional-ish Chinese Painted Photos


"Young Chinese artist and fashion photographer Sun Jun takes a mixed media approach, mixing photography and painting to create a timeless sense with a distinctly Chinese visual style. His most recent work, Tea of Ancient Classics or 茶经, captures a semi-sexed-up series of scenes of runway-material models in elegant poses, the theme of which is traditional Chinese tea.

The work weaves modern fashion photography and old school Chinese landscape painting elements to form a fusion that retains a pleasing amount of dissonance. The models are wearing subdued-tone clothing designed by Shanghai-based fashion label La Vie”. Continue reading.

Meridian Space Beijing


Meridian Space is a new gallery, retail, and events zone located inside the freshly-built Culture & Creative Park at 77 Meishuguan Hou Jie. 77 C&C Park, as it is otherwise known, is an initiative of the Dongcheng district government, who have repurposed a group of buildings that were previously used as an offset printing factory into a cluster of film production, web design, and other creative industry offices. The center of the park is dominated by a theater space still under construction, which is due to open on 17 April 2014. Next to it, at the base of the print factory’s giant smokestack, is Meridian Space. Continue reading.

Image via SmartBeijing.

'Starchitect' Zaha Hadid's Next High-Profile China Stop: Macau


"Zaha Hadid’s unconventional designs have attracted both fans and critics, but Macau has clearly opted for the ‘fan’ category. Best known for her futuristic, undulating concepts, Hadid is the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize and is no stranger to China. Her designs of the Guangzhou Opera House and a series of SOHO buildings in Beijing are well-known throughout the world. Now, she will soon be adding a Macau structure to her expanding China portfolio: a 40-storey sculptural hotel called the City of Dreams is set to grace the global gambling locale’s luxe Cotai strip”. Continue reading.