The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Omni-Channel Retail 101

Online Commerce Site. Image: Branding. Inc. Today I gave a presentation on Omni-channel Retail to the China Chain Store and Franchise Association. The fact that there isn’t even a term in Chinese for Omni-Channel retail shows how new the concept is to China. Truth be told, the concept is relatively new worldwide. So what exactly is omni-channel retail anyway? Essentially, omni-channel Retail is where retail stores, e commerce, m commerce, social networks, technology etc. all... Read More

Ultimate Luxury: 7000 Hours for One Dress!

The First Piece of Guo Pei's Legend of the Dragon Show Last night I had the privilege of attending Chinese Haute Couture Designer Guo Pei’s Legend of The Dragon Fashion Show and Chinese Bride Couture Exhibition. In fact, describing the event as a ‘fashion show’ is almost an insult as the dresses on display were so painstakingly hand sewn and crafted over (quite literally) thousands and thousands of work hours that they were some of the most astounding works of art I’ve... Read More

Maosuit is Getting Married

Maosuit and his better half being evicted by the Beijing Fashion Police To my regular readers, please excuse the recent lack of posts.  Although plenty has been happening in the fashion and luxury world and my head is full of things to write about, I’m a little preoccupied with planning and hosting my wedding this month. Rest assured Maosuit will be back with regular updates again at the end of May. Thanks for your continued support. Timothy  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