The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Glamour Sales CEO Interview

Screen Shot of the Glamour Sales Mobile Shopping App. Sorce: Technode As mentioned in the Mao Suit’s last post on how pollution in China is likely driving consumers towards online purchases, KPMG, in conjunction with Chinese e-commerce site Glamour Sales have just released a study into China’s Connected Consumers with extensive research on e-commerce. In late 2013 prior to releasing... Read More

Huishan Zhang Interview

Huishan Zhang and One of his AW 2013 Designs. Source: Huishan Zhang Unassuming, intelligent, well spoken and driven to change the world’s perception of China – Huishan Zhang is the perfect example of what a young upcoming Chinese designer looks like today. Last month, Mao Suit had the pleasure of interviewing Huishan Zhang while overlooking the most iconic symbols of modern... 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... Read More

Eve Fashion Group Interview Part II

Eve Group's Notting Hill Public Fashion Show at Beijing's Shin Kong Place Mall Continuing on from Part I of my interview with Eve Fashion Group’s CEO Xie Hua, in Part II, she discusses the relevance of China Fashion Week and the importance of holding fashion shows for company unity. How does China Fashion Week influence the Chinese fashion industry? With 16 years history,... Read More

Eve Fashion Group Interview Part I

Eve Fashion Group Founder & Chairman Xia Hua As Founder and Chairman of Eve Fashion Group and also acting in other prominent roles for the China Fashion Association and China Entrepreneur Club etc. Ms. Xie Hua is an influential figure in the Chinese fashion industry. She is a regular speaker at domestic and international fashion events and never shy to speak her mind on what... Read More

Interview with Iconix China President Veronica Chou

Iconix China Ltd. President Veronica Chou Based in Hong Kong yet perpetually traveling, Veronica Chou represents the new young breed of executives running fashion companies in China. As President of Iconix China Ltd. she is responsible for bringing over 20 international brands such as Badgley Mischka, London Fog, Ed Hardy and Rocawear into Mainland China. She is also involved with... Read More

Guo Pei Interview (Part One)

Haute Couture Designer Guo Pei as her Rose Studio in Beijing For those outside China, chances are you have never heard of Guo Pei, yet she is the country’s most acclaimed haute couture fashion designer. Her creations featured prominently in the Beijing Olympic Ceremonies and both Chinese and international celebrities including Lady Gaga seek out her designs.  Fifteen years ago,... Read More

China Fashion Association Interview (Part 2)

Chinese Brands are Fighting for Recognition and Media Attention Following Part I of my interview with Su Baoyan – President of the China Fashion Association (CFA) that focused on China Fashion Week, in this Part II of the interview, I talk with her about the CFA’s efforts to help develop the fashion industry in China. Why are Chinese so interested in fashion now? Its not just... 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

Mao’s New Suit

Chinese Fashion Designers Sun Jian and Guo Pei in 1997. Source: 360 Degree Films It’s been over a month since my last post, unfortunately I have been too busy doing (fashion) business to find the time to write about the fashion business. Despite this, I have been conducting some high profile interviews and will be publishing these over the next few weeks as things quieten down... 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