The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Mao Suit Weekly June 12

  Sir Paul Smith Poses With Guests at his Beijing Flaghsip Opening Today is the 5th day of the 5th Lunar month and so marks the celebration of the Dragon Boat festival across the Chinese world and many parts of Asia. Today is a public holiday in both the Mainland and Hong Kong and people will celebrate by eating rice dumplings. More on the festival via Wikipedia. Mainland China... 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... Read More

Logistics Impeding E-Commerce Growth in China

Amazon China Delivery Man on the Streets of Beijing Thanks to the hyper-growth of e-commerce in China, bicycles, scooters, pedicabs, and pedestrians increasingly have to compete with a new breed of guided human missile – the e-commerce delivery man. Led by Taobao the surge in e-commerce in China has also caused exponential growth to the country’s domestic logistics sector.... Read More


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.... Read More

China Fashion Association Interview (Part I)

    Ms. Pauline Su (Su Baoyan), President of the China Fashion Association   In today’s international fashion markets, one usually need look no further than a countries’ main fashion week to get a general idea of how the industry in that country is working. Whether through visiting fashion weeks in person, or exploring them through the Internet and other  media,... Read More

The Top Global Fashion Brands in China

The World's Most Valuable Fashion Brands, Source: Milward Brown Branding agency Millward Brown Optimer recently released their 2011Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands report.  Now in its 13th year, the report ranks the world’s leading brands taking into account consumer sentiment and the brands’ economic impact and competitive dynamics when compiling the list. Amongst the... 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