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AnyWearStyle x Shanghai Fashion Week 2014

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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

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"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.

Design Shanghai Highlights

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Design Shanghai successfully took place earlier this month, drawing in crowds that seriously challenged the capacity of the venue. Here are some photo highlights, courtesy of Design Shanghai and EightSix.

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Shanghai Trio Spring Cleaning

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Last chance! After 3 great years in Beijing’s Sanlitun, Shanghai Trio is on the move again. As a result, they are holding a closing down sale until 15 March 2014. We are yet to hear if the brand will resurface in another Beijing location (their current space will be transformed into a restaurant), but the Shanghai and online stores remain open at least.

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Design Shanghai x AD China

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Design Shanghai is collaborating with international home and lifestyle magazine AD China to present an extensive four-day international design forum. The AD China Design Forum will feature five daily seminars staged in the Collectibles Hall with prolific designers meeting to discuss the future of global design. With the capacity to hold 200 visitors, the seminar theatre will be designed by Neri&Hu. Talk details.

Acclaimed Literary Magazine Chutzpah! Shuts Down

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Critically acclaimed literary magazine Chutzpah! has stopped publication after nearly four years. Chief Editor Ou Ning announced the news on 19 February 2014 on his Weibo and Facebook accounts. Over its print run of 16 issues, the publication has earned “rave reviews by lovers of literature for its presentation and edgy selection of literary content. Subjects ranged from dialect to minority literature, poetry, diaspora, and the last on the ‘Diamond Generation’ of post-89 youth. Each issue also included an abridged English-language supplement consisting mainly of translations from the Chinese”. Read more via randian.

Design Shanghai x Song Tao

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Organised by Song Tao, Design Shanghai will host a live auction in the Collectibles hall on 2 March 2014. Visitors can preview the limited edition designs on offer during the four days prior to the live session. More.

Design Shanghai x ELLE DECO

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China’s leading design magazine ELLE DECO will be creating a unique experience for Design Shanghai visitors via their pop up café. A cutting edge online-to-offline model, the café will comprise exhibition and store space where visitors will be able to sit among carefully-selected furniture from internationally-renowned designers while ordering products from the ELLE DECO online store. Find out more via Design Shanghai.

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Shanghai Tang x Moleskine

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"Inspired by the richness of Chinese culture and its many traditions and beliefs, Shanghai Tang and renowned publisher of legendary notebooks Moleskine collaborate to launch a limited edition series of the Feng Shui Diary (left). Celebrating the Year of the Horse, the cover of this A5 lined notebook is embossed with a tangram horse pattern, a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes. The tangram was originally invented in China during the Song Dynasty to evaluate a person’s intelligence”. See more and others like this.

More on Design Shanghai

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Wallpaper* Handmade is the acclaimed exhibition of contemporary craft and design, showcasing also cutting-edge materials and production techniques. The exhibition, which will travel to China for the very first time with Design Shanghai 2014, will feature five new collaborations between Jaguar and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer, Mathieu Gustafsson, Salvatori and Neri&Hu.

Wild Feast (pictured) is Shanghai-based Neri&Hu’s contribution. The design duo’s “distinctly modern and bold Chinese interpretation of a very traditional British item – the picnic basket – makes perfect sense: made from precision engineered carbon fibre, their beautifully conceived Wild Feast basket displays a sensitive and intelligent understanding of the contemporary Jaguar aesthetic”. More.