The China Edit | Asian Designers, Second-Tier Cities, Shangpin’s New Model, E-Commerce Booms

Dresses by Chinese designer Huishan Zhang | Source: Huishan Zhang

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.

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Hedi Slimane returns, Relevance prevails, Made in China, Isabel Toledo’s world, Mini supermodel

Hedi Slimane Source Fashion Magazine

Yves Saint Laurent confirm Hedi Slimane as their new creative director (Telegraph) “Putting an end to weeks of rumours and speculation, French luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent have this morning confirmed Hedi Slimane as their new creative director following the recent departure of Stefano Pilati.” Relevance Proves Its Worth (IHT) “Stefano Pilati has given his last showfor Yves Saint Laurent, a seven-year

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‘Big O’ birthdays, Hermès growth in 2012, ‘Cyber Week’ record, BRIC designers, Saunders fever

François Lesage | Source: Simple Virtues

‘Big O’ Birthdays for Generations of Designers (IHT) “The loss last week of François Lesage, the beating heart of Parisian embroidery, at age 82, marks fashion history. A mighty tree in the landscape of haute couture has fallen… Fashion has a way of holding up a mirror to the wider world. But in the fading days of 2011, the bellwether is not about changes in style. It’s about designers themselves and a

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The Spotlight | Huishan Zhang

Huishan Zhang A/W 2011 | Source: Huishan Zhang

LONDON, United Kingdom — One of the greatest aspects of teaching at Central Saint Martins (apart from walking its hallowed halls) is having a first look at the strong talent that the College manages to attract from around the world, and then witnessing (often with amazement!) how that talent develops over time. The strongest students take advantage of all that CSM has to offer, and in the process, discover their own design voice

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