The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Fashion Gift Faux Pas

What is the Best Gift for Guests attending Luxury Brand Events? Today’s post is from Guest Contributor Nat King – the Founder of Hong Kong Hustle,   an exemplary  blog about fashion, music, nightlife, and local culture in Hong Kong.  Could the small gift that a brand hands out at the end of an event actually sabotage their image? At a recent launch in Hong Kong, a luxury brand concluded their successful event with an avoidable mistake. Typically as guests are exiting... Read More

China Fashion Week Finds its Form

White Collar's Collection Closes China Fashion Week S/S 2013 In Beijing China’s new leaders have now been confirmed following last week’s National Congress – a once in a decade event held to facilitate a change in power. Nels Frye from Stylites has a great article on Chinese leaders’ fashions here. Held adjacent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the Congress has brought stark reminders to all that China is still a heavily controlled and regulated country with ‘security’... Read More

Jeff Staple Interview

Jeff Staple Takes a Photo With Aspiring Chinese Streetwear Designers   A few week back on his second trip to China this year, Maosuit caught up with Jeff Staple – a global purveyor of cool and Founder of New York’s Staple Design and Reed Space to speak about the street wear scene in China and collaborations. Below are excerpts from both Maosuit’s interview with Jeff and his Q&A during the Young Bloods Relay Fashion Talk. What is the perception of China in the... Read More

The Rise of Chic Brands in China

IT Store Display: Which Direction Will Niche Brands Grow in China?   This article was fist published on the Novomania Website and October Newsletter Chinese are rapidly catching onto the idea of fashion, brands and shopping as a part of their lifestyle and over recent years consumers have been drawn to the big international brands operating in either the luxury or lower-end (including fast fashion and sportswear) segment of the market. As the mid-end ( also called premium,  contemporary,... Read More

China Fashion Industry’s Great Divide

Glittering Lights at Vogue's 120 Year part in Beijing These days China’s fashion and luxury market plus Chinese consumers and their growing propensity to spend are hot topics around the world.  As English language media tends to only focus on foreign fashion brand activity, most observers are unaware of the massive divide between the domestic and international fashion industry in China.  After attending a variety of events this week in Beijing, it was apparent how pronounced... 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