The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

BEIJING VS SHANGHAI FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY

Iconic Architecture: Beijing's CCTV Building and Shanghai's Fluorescent Freeways There is a bitter rivalry between China’s two primary cities Beijing and Shanghai. Ask any Chinese about the difference and you’ll likely get the answer that Beijing is the cultural center of China, while Shanghai is the business hub. Beijing is more laid back and Shanghai is fast paced.  Beijing means ‘government’ and ‘controlled’, Shanghai means ‘international’ and ‘open’. For... Read More

Louboutin Lands in Beijing

Christian Louboutin's Men's Collection Now Available in Beijing Hot on the heels (lame pun) of the mega brand events in Beijing over the last few months, on Thursday Christian Louboutin ventured into town for the official opening of his Beijing Flagship boutique. The store’s design mimics that of the fist ever Louboutin Paris store and is now one of the biggest in Asia. Louboutin already has a flagship store in Shanghai and is opening soon in Hong Kong. After an in-store... Read More

Brand Battles in Beijing

Jude Law in V Magazine 1999. Part of the Mario Testino Exhibition now on in Beijing May and early June was not the ideal time to take a break from writing Maosuit as there were so many amazing fashion and luxury brand events that deserved covering including fashion shows by Lanvin, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gauliter and Giorgio Armani, Simon Gao and Chi Zhang. There were also big store events and parties by Alexander Wang, Montblanc and Dior Homme. Alas, these days, sorry, these years... 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