Baroque Japan — owner of womenswear brands including Moussy, Sly, Rodeo Crowns, Shelter, Black and Rienda — has a new Chinese majority shareholder, which already owns some 25 percent of the Chinese footwear market and aims to create one of the biggest fashion retailers in Asia. JapanConsuming reports.
Moving away from scattershot copying, mid-market Chinese brand Busen Green has embraced a creative process based on “intelligent copying” to produce collections with a more consistent and differentiated design aesthetic for the country’s increasingly demanding male consumers.
BEIJING, China — China will widen the scope of its consumption tax to include more luxury goods, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, a sign that some high-end brands may become more expensive for purchasers on the mainland.
In China, girls under the age of 25 are breaking with the “cute” style that appealed to their big sisters, a significant shift in tastes that both Chinese and international brands must consider.
Amidst the urban decay of Detroit, a shoe polish purveyor reborn as a luxury watchmaker is bringing hope to the city’s beleaguered manufacturing industry.
Yesterday, in Part 1, BoF’s editor-in-chief Imran Amed spoke to designers, show organisers, media executives and former brides to learn why weddings are such big business in India. Today, get to know the couture-level designers that cater to the top end of the country’s bridal market, the opportunities for international luxury brands and the forces set to shape the market in the years to come.
BEIJING, China — Forget electricity production and iron ore imports. China watchers today pore over box office receipts or furniture sales to judge where the country is heading as Beijing plots a course toward consumption-led growth.