The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.
For many years, Chinese designers looked West. Today, more and more fashion companies, from couture houses to premium brands, are reviving and capitalising on China’s own cultural heritage.
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Eugene Rabkin reports from the celebrations held to mark the 350th anniversary of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the 50th anniversary of its storied fashion department.
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.