The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Laozi on Luxury and Leadership for China

Promoting 'Shai' (Showing Off) at a High-End Mall in China The Daoist Book of Virtue – known as The Dao De Jing in Mandarin is a seminal work in the philosophy, religion and culture of China. Written by the Daoist sage Laozi in the 6th century BC, the book contains wisdom and guidance on how mankind should exist, be spiritual, and find a ‘path/way’ to live in harmony... Read More


A Chinese Subway Cleaner asks himself "Do I need Beckam's Boxers?" Living in China often feels like a futuristic experience as the turbo charged economy generously delivers a bounty of new airports, new train stations, new hotels, malls, shops, even entire new cities. Name any kind of infrastructure, and there is likely to be a new one of its kind opening or being... 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