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More on Wang2Mu

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Despite language barriers, the now Shanghai-based illustrator Wang2Mu does a very good job of promoting his portfolio online: the young talent recently uploaded a series of selected projects on Cargo. See more.

Duan Zhihua

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Duan Zhihua from Shanghai, a graduate of Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, has a great portfolio of work that ranges from branding and identity, to typography and exhibition design. See more here.

More on Zhang Da

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"Designer Zhang Da and his label Boundless have long been synonymous with an intellectual yet relaxed approach to fashion. His recent Shanghai Fashion Week show for the brand’s A/W collection offered exactly that.

Da’s propositions for next season felt familiar, if not necessarily safe. He’s a designer on the constant quest for a distinctive equilibrium between the austere and the luxurious. His aesthetic is cerebral and often literary, a meditative pursuit rather than a process of embellishment – a kind of haute normcore, if you’d like”. Continue reading.

Solo Fish

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These illustrations by Solo Fish from Shanghai radiate a charming batik-style aesthetic. We are especially intrigued by the images that directly reference contemporary life. Via NeochaEDGE.

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.