The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Guo Pei Interview (Part Two)

A Piece From Guo Pei's One Thousand and Two Arabian Nights Collection in 2010. Image: Google Following on from Part One of my interview with Chinese haute couture fashion designer Guo Pei, in this part two of the interview I ask her about the path China’s fashion industry has taken to get where it is today, and what it will take for Chinese brands to gain recognition both at home and abroad. Some people say that China’s fashion industry has developed behind the rest... Read More

Guo Pei Interview (Part One)

Haute Couture Designer Guo Pei as her Rose Studio in Beijing For those outside China, chances are you have never heard of Guo Pei, yet she is the country’s most acclaimed haute couture fashion designer. Her creations featured prominently in the Beijing Olympic Ceremonies and both Chinese and international celebrities including Lady Gaga seek out her designs.  Fifteen years ago, Guo Pei was already in the limelight of China’s fashion scene and she starred in the 1997 fashion... 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