The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Beijing Fashion x Tech Seminar this Saturday

P1's Street Style Photos that Utalize Big Data Analytics to Predict and Track Fashion Trends   China Fashion Week has started again with fashion shows and industry events taking place in the Beijing Hotel and D Park creative zone. This Saturday 29th afternoon brings the opportunity for the public to join in a variety of fashion related events all centralized around the... Read More

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... 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... 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... Read More

Shanghai Tang Making Moves in China

Shanghai Tang Autumn Winter 2011 Collection I’ve been a fan of Shanghai Tang since first visiting Hong Kong well over a decade ago. For someone such as myself with a strong interest in Asian culture and design Shanghai Tang’s mix of Chinese design sensibilities and high quality products really got me excited.  Yet herein lies the conundrum for Shanghai Tang. Their products... Read More

Louis Vuitton Voyages Exhibition Ends in Beijing

Back in May I reported on the opening of the Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition at the National Museum of China. Sometimes I feel like the Maosuit should be called the Louis Vuitton blog as so much of my content touches on the LV brand. In previous posts I have mentioned LV’s prominent store facades in Shanghai, the LV brand equity in China and also the amount of fake products... Read More

Louis Vuitton – Passionate About China

Louis Vuitton Voyages Exhibition At The National Museum of China The corporate tagline for luxury conglomerate LVMH is “Passionate About Creativity” and nowhere more is this creativity displayed than through the company’s namesake brand Louis Vuitton (LV). This week Louis Vuitton brought their long history and passion for creativity to China with the opening of the Louis Vuitton... Read More

Japanese Girl’s Fashion Gets ‘Real’ in China

Tokyo Girls Collection in Beijing Fashion Show Twice a year in Japan’s Capital the fashion phenomenon of Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC) takes place in a massive arena in Shibuya district. The mission of TGC is to bring ‘Real Clothes’ and fashion (as in the garments you are likely to see in real life not like couture fashion shows) to the masses and give people outside the fashion... Read More

DSquared’s Wild Party in Beijing

DSquared Designers Dean and Dan Caten Pose for Media in Beijing During the flurry of new luxury store openings in Beijing in April, The DSquared opening party was definitely the most boisterous. The event kicked off with a cocktail reception at the new DSquared flagship store in Beijing’s Sanlitun North Village followed by a wild party at the nearby Orange event space. DSquared... Read More

China’s Too Fast Fashion Industry

Brigitte Bardot by Lancel Advertisement in a Beijing Subway Station Its obvious China is hot right now and the buzz about China’s fashion and luxury world pervades all forms of media throughout the world. Despite this daily barrage of news, it’s impossible for anyone outside China (or not visiting regularly) to really grasp how fast things are moving here.  Not only are brands... 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