The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Happy New Year Of The Dragon

Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie Campaign. Image: Ralph Lauren Happy Chinese New Year from The Maosuit! The lunar year started at midnight Sunday with millions of tons of fireworks being let off across the entire country. Timed according to the new moon, and also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is the biggest event of the calendar, with most people returning home to their families in what becomes the biggest human migration on the planet. The Chinese Zodiac is made up of... Read More

China Fashion Association Interview (Part 2)

Chinese Brands are Fighting for Recognition and Media Attention Following Part I of my interview with Su Baoyan – President of the China Fashion Association (CFA) that focused on China Fashion Week, in this Part II of the interview, I talk with her about the CFA’s efforts to help develop the fashion industry in China. Why are Chinese so interested in fashion now? Its not just not just now, China has been interested in fashion for a long time, but now the economic development... Read More

China Fashion Association Interview (Part I)

    Ms. Pauline Su (Su Baoyan), President of the China Fashion Association   In today’s international fashion markets, one usually need look no further than a countries’ main fashion week to get a general idea of how the industry in that country is working. Whether through visiting fashion weeks in person, or exploring them through the Internet and other  media, there is an abundance of information. The fashion weeks in Paris, Milan, London and New York tend... Read More

China Luxury Market Predictions For 2012

Ermenegildo Zegna 20th Anniversary in China Exhibition in 2011 Looking back, 2011 was really the year that announced China’s arrival as a major force in the world’s fashion and luxury market. While momentum has been building steadily since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, it was only last year that China became the hot topic for the industry at large. Last year it seemed one only had to stand in a prestige hotel or shopping centre lobby in Beijing to see the world’s most influential... Read More

Christmas in China

Chanel Christmas Decorations Inside Beijing's Shin Kong Place With Christmas over and while most of the Western world begrudgingly filters back into work this week, in China its been business as usual and apart from two days holiday for New Year there is no official recognition of Christmas Day as a religious festival. Of course retailers didn’t miss the extra opportunity Christmas shopping presents and so malls and brands across China adopted the holiday spirit with... 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