INSIDE THE REAL CHINA: A LITTLE VINTAGE SHOP WITH EXTRAORDINARY CLOTHES AND THE SURPRISING NAME OF ‘HAKUNA MATATA’

YAWEN EVAN SUN WRITES – How do you interpret “vintage”?  In China, in the metropolis of Jinan, the capital city of Shandong, in eastern China, Wuwu, the owner of a vintage clothing shop, believes that “old is new”. And so she and her friends named this marvelous little shop “Hakuna Matata”, which…

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China: Plastic Surgery Industry Booms as Millions of Gen Z’s Go Under the Knife

ANTONIA HORLICK WRITES—In the past decade, cosmetic surgery worldwide has become more popular than ever. With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram, young people have become more self-conscious about their looks. They live in a self-obsessed world of Snapchat and Instagram, which both have selfie filters that…

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SINGAPORE: WITH THE TRADE WAR IN FASHION, ZILINGO BECOMES EVEN MORE THE FASHION

ANTONIA HORLICK WRITES — Zilingo is a Singapore-based e-commerce beauty and lifestyle marketplace that enables merchants from Southeast Asia without an online presence to sell products directly to consumers. The private company was founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor, who saw a unique opportunity to help small…

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ASIAN FASHION: THE UNIQUE HEALING ALLURE OF REI KAWAKUBO – BUT WHO’S WEARING THE PANTS IN HER HOUSE! … BY ANNALISA DEL VECCHIO

ANNALISA DEL VECCHIO WRITES – Rei Kawakubo is a fashion designer with a unique approach to men’s and women’s wear, as she advocates modest dressing. The Japan-born designer focuses on exploring and communicating underlying notions of sexuality, gender, and identity through her fashion designs. Kawakubo is the founder of Comme des Garçons,…

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FASHION OF ASIA: Sorayama’s silver Mylar – erotic, hyperreal with displays of desire

ANNALISA DEL VECCHIO WRITES – During last year’s Pre-Fall 2019 show, creative director Kim Jones of Christian Dior collaborated with famed Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama to unveil a series of retro-futuristic fashion pieces featuring signature elements of both experts’ brands. Dior director Jones said in an interview that he was…

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Australia: First Down Under – The LEGACY Responsible Fashion Summit

ANTONIA HORLICK WRITES — At the beginning of March, Ndless: The New Normal, an ethical sourcing and sustainable supply chain fashion consultancy agency, hosted Australia’s first ‘sustainable” fashion summit: Legacy Responsible Fashion. This was done in partnership with The Australian Fashion Council and Fashion Revolution Australia. The Legacy summit included…

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FASHION: Alexander Wang’s Collection “Immigrant Americana” is the Fashion Hero We Needed

ANTONIA HORLICK WRITES– Alexander Wang, one of the most notable fashion designers of the twenty-first century, showcases his Taiwanese roots in his unique Spring 2019 show that makes a political statement about immigration. The collection, named “Immigrant Americana,” is a form of commentary on the current anti-immigrant climate sweeping the…

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FASHION: The Growing Mongolian Fashion Design Industry

BADER BAHMAN WRITES– Curators and designers from across the world came together in London mid- September of this year for the London Design Festival. One of the participating countries was Mongolia. Few would think of this country as a hotspot for fashion design, but its eye-catching exhibition of cashmere-based products has raised curiosity about its emergence on the fashion scene. Cashmere based designs…

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