The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China


The Louis Vuitton Express Train Station in Shanghai “A trip…. When the clock strikes 9 the train will pull into the station. Everything is exactly as it seems, apart from when it isn’t…..The passengers on the train have a chequered past. They arrive with a vast amount of baggage, from a journey began somewhere in the countryside traveling to this grand edifice in the city. Some of them come from here, some of them don’t…..” Such went... 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 for the holidays. Meanwhile here is a prequel to an interview I recently... 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 Voyages Exhibition at The National Museum of China in Beijing.... Read More

DVF’s Journey of a Dress Exhibition Opens in Beijing

Jessica Alba, Diane Von Furstenberg and Natalia Vodianova pose infront of a portrait by Li Songsong Diane von Furstenberg’s Journey of a Dress exhibition opened on Saturday night with a cocktail reception and party at Pace Gallery in Beijing. The opening drew scores of media and celebrities including Jessica Alba and Super Model Natalia Vodianova.   The exhibition details DVF’s life in fashion spanning four decades and includes many of her dresses... 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