"It was created in 2009 by a legion of fashion glitterati to boost the industry during the recession in New York. Now, the late-night cocktails and shopping extravaganza that is Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) has made a proper home in over 20 cities and, unsurprisingly, has come to include Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong in its roster.
Next week, the event is returning to the three cities - on 5 September 2013 in Hong Kong, 6 September 2013 in Shanghai, and 7 September 2013 in Beijing. Hangzhou will also be taking part in the spending frenzy, a sign of the rising role and attention second-tier cities are gaining in China”. Continue reading.
Erik Bernhardsson of F de C has just spent two and half years working, travelling and meeting people in China. His latest project, called Modes China, is a collection of essays and interviews that “offer a unique look into the realities of clothes-making in China today”. The volume includes interviews with Zhang Da, Dooling Jiang, artist Alessandro Rolandi, photographer Ren Hang and students of CAFA. Modes China also features a report on Shenzhen-based label ffiXXed and its original mode of production, and a visual essay on China’s rising clothing industry. More.
Modes China can also be purchased in eBook form via Amazon.
ARCHITECT@WORK China 2013
"ARCHITECT@WORK is an event exclusively designed for architects, designers and other industry-related professionals with a focus on innovation. The entire concept has been uniquely created by architects for architects". ARCHITECT@WORK China will take place in Shanghai (27-28 June 2013 @ Shanghai Expo Center) and Beijing (5-6 December 2013 @ China International Exhibition Center). Find out more via China Design News.
"Founded just a few years ago in 2009, Beijing-based Christine Lau’s Chictopia has already been chosen as one of five up-and-coming Chinese designers to have their work showcased and sold on thecorner.com.cn. We caught up with the stylish designer to chat about how she got started in the fashion industry, her multicultural environment, and the ever-expanding influence of Weibo”. Via AnyWearStyle.
Guangzhou-based SendPoints Books publish and distribute design books that cover graphics, advertising, products, fashion, interiors, architecture, and landscape design. With branches in Beijing and Shanghai, and partners in over 8 countries worldwide, SendPoints “works diligently for the improvement of China’s design scene”.
Su Guangyu (or Kyle) is a fashion designer based in Beijing. Born in north China, Kyle actually spent most of his childhood in south China. He attended Guangdong University but quickly found out that formal design education was not for him: he opted to drop out after a year and worked as a designer’s assistant before moving to Hong Kong. Kyle recently returned to Mainland China to set up his own collection, so I met with him to find out more.