The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Shanghai Tang Making Moves in China

Shanghai Tang Autumn Winter 2011 Collection I’ve been a fan of Shanghai Tang since first visiting Hong Kong well over a decade ago. For someone such as myself with a strong interest in Asian culture and design Shanghai Tang’s mix of Chinese design sensibilities and high quality products really got me excited.  Yet herein lies the conundrum for Shanghai Tang. Their products are appealing to non-Chinese who are captured by the orientalism of the designs yet Chinese consumers... Read More

The History of Fendi in China

Fendi's 2007 Great Wsall of China Fashion Show. Source: AP Fendi is the largest Italian born fashion brand that makes up the luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesy (LVMH).  LVMH has been active in China for close on two decades and although Louis Vuitton tends to garner a lot of the groups attention Fendi has been forging ahead in China and will go down in Chinese Fashion history for being the first mega brand to hold a fashion show on the Great Wall of China. Speaking... Read More

Mao’s New Suit

Chinese Fashion Designers Sun Jian and Guo Pei in 1997. Source: 360 Degree Films It’s been over a month since my last post, unfortunately I have been too busy doing (fashion) business to find the time to write about the fashion business. Despite this, I have been conducting some high profile interviews and will be publishing these over the next few weeks as things quieten down for the holidays. Meanwhile here is a prequel to an interview I recently did with Guo Pei – China’s... Read More

About the Author

Timothy J Coghlan has been living and working in Asia for 15 years and has had a multifaceted experience in the luxury and fashion industry including fashion journalism, producing fashion shows in Tokyo and Hong Kong and product sourcing across China. He is now based in Beijing and works for a leading multinational company advising luxury and fashion companies on how to develop and execute their retail and business strategies across China. Timothy speaks fluent English, Chinese and Japanese