The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Americans in China Fashion Show

Americans in China Fashion Designers, Veronica Chou, Angelica Cheung, Steven Kolb and Kung Fu Performers in Beijing Last Friday night Beijing played host to the eagerly awaited fashion show by American based fashion labels Rag & Bone, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler. Designers were all previous finalists of the American Council of Fashion Designer (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund and were hand picked by American Vogue Chief Editor Anna Wintour to show... Read More

China’s Street Vendors and Fashion Markets

Makeshift Markets in Beijing's CBD Despite many high-end retailers in China reporting a slower growth rate this year compared with 2011, there is still a clamor of brands wanting to get into China and open new stores in the hundreds of new malls opening across China. These malls are doing a great job of attracting the biggest international retailers and giving people the option of dressing head-to-toe in foreign brands. Meanwhile, many Chinese... Read More

Tory Burch Takes On China

Tory Burch Poses With Models After Her Hong Kong Fashion Show Synonymous with New York, socialite glamour and slippers Tory Burch officially launched her brand in China with a fashion show (see video) and party at The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong last Friday May 13. Chinese domestic and international media are mandated to operate out of Beijing and of late most fashion brands have also hosted their events in Beijing to be sure of attracting the... Read More

Maosuit Interview With Diane Von Furstenberg

  Diane Von Furstenberg After a star studded opening, Diane Von Furstenberg’s  Journey of a Dress Exhibition continues at Beijing’s Pace Gallery through May 14. As the exhibition draws to its end,  The Maosuit spoke to Diane Von Furstenberg about her exhibition and about succeeding in China. (Via email) Many international designers are inspired by China lately and we see ‘Chinese elements’ showing up in the collections. However,... 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