The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

The History of Fendi in China

Fendi's 2007 Great Wsall of China Fashion Show. Source: AP Fendi is the largest Italian born fashion brand that makes up the luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesy (LVMH).  LVMH has been active in China for close on two decades and although Louis Vuitton tends to garner a lot of the groups attention Fendi has been forging ahead in China and will go down in Chinese Fashion history for being the first mega brand to hold a fashion show on... Read More

New Marni, Margiela & McQueen Flasghips Make Beijing a Fashion Mecca

Marni CEO Mr Gianni Castiglioni, Marni Designer Ms Consuelo Castiglioni ans Chinese Models and Celebrities at the Marni Store Opening in Beijing Last week was very exciting time in Beijing. China Fashion Week saw the domestic designers and media in a frenzy with fashion shows and events going on all over the city. Whether coincidence or deliberate planning, multiple international brands including Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, and Alexander McQueen... Read More

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week S/S 2012 Starts in Beijing

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Starts in Beijing China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 officially kicked off Monday night in Beijing with a Press Conference and fashion show by Aimer at the Beijing Hotel.  With Mercedes Benz now the official naming sponsor, Mercedes Benz China Fashion Week held biannually in Beijing is the country’s official Fashion Week and is heavily focused on domestic designers and industry. Running concurrently in Shanghai... Read More

Luxury Brands, Football and China

AC Milan Fans Pose With Autographs in Dolce & Gabbana's Flagship Store Beijing Last Saturday night in Beijing’s Birds Nest Olympic Stadium, AC Milan Football Club defeated FC Internazionale Milano (Inter) 2-1 to win the Italian Super Cup. The Italian Super Cup is an Italian soccer league preseason football match closely followed by Italian fans and often played in other countries. This was second time the Super Cup tournament was held... Read More

The Fashion Dictionary Launches in China

The Fashion Dictionary Launches in China Last week to celebrate the final day of the Italian pavilion at the China International Clothing and Accessories Fair (see related post), the Italian Trade Commission launched the Fashion Dictionary at Beijing’s Westin Hotel. The English language edition launched on the night was originally written in Italian by Guido Vergani and titled Dizionario della Moda. A Chinese version is also currently in the works. In... Read More

Versace Opens New Beijing Flagship Store

Versace Beijing Flasghip Store   Last Thursday night Versace officially unveiled their new Beijing Flagship Store located in the Sanlitun North Village shopping complex. The opening was a low key affair with a modest contingent of media and special guests invited to the event. Actress Zhangwei was the main attraction as she toured the store in a bright frilly dress from Versace’s Spring Summer 2011 collection, although she must have been cold... 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