Week in Review | Sarah Rutson-Pang, Introducing Alexander Lewis, Offline opportunities, BoF celebrates in Florence

Week in Review June 18 - 22

Sarah Rutson-Pang (The Creative Class) “With her striking looks and impeccable taste, it’s no surprise that Sarah Rutson-Pang is a permanent fixture in the front rows of Paris and Milan… As the fashion director of the highly influential Hong Kong-based luxury department store Lane Crawford, Rutson-Pang has the important — and sometimes difficult — job of educating and enticing the world’s largest group of luxury

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The Creative Class | Sarah Rutson-Pang, Fashion Director

Sarah Rutson-Pang | Photo: Laurent Segretier

HONG KONG, China — With her striking looks and impeccable taste, it’s no surprise that Sarah Rutson-Pang is a permanent fixture in the front rows of Paris and Milan. There are countless YouTube tributes dedicated to her inimitable style. And she has become something of a celebrity on street style blogs like Jak & Jil and The Sartorialist. But her influence goes far beyond the front row appearances and glamorous photos. As the

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Global Briefing | Cracking E-Commerce in China

Xiu.com screenshot | Source: Xiu.com

We continue this week’s focus on e-commerce by turning our attention on how to succeed in the rapidly expanding e-commerce market in China.  BEIJING, China — According to a recent report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), China is set to become the world’s next e-commerce superpower, surpassing the United States to become the largest online commerce market in the world, with an estimated market size of $300 billion. In

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Chinese models rising, Linen’s humble roots, Frida Giannini looks back, Luxury swimwear, Kanye’s stilettos

Lane Crawford Autumn Winter 2011 | Source: Lane Crawford

Are Chinese Models Putting An End To Asia’s Colonial Mentality? (Forbes) “If we were to take our cues from the fall 2011 advertising campaign of luxury retailer Lane Crawford, it would seem that we Asians have come to love our own. The campaign features a stunning all-Chinese cast wearing the latest threads from New York, Milan, London and Paris… Is the Chinese luxury consumer now aspiring to be like the Chinese

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Reiss’ royal revival, Pringle knitting pretty, Ferragamo plans IPO, PVH beats forecast, Rutson’s Chinese secrets

Reiss Shola dress, worn by the Duchess of Cambridge | Source: Reiss

Kate Middleton: putting the regal into Reiss (Telegraph) “‘The Reiss dress was perfectly pitched… Britain has the best high street in the world. No one exemplifies the strength of that better than the Duchess of Cambridge.’” Knitting pretty (FT) “As well as giving Pringle a youthful burst of creativity, the Archive Project provides the brand with a reputation for supporting new talent…

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Beijing | 24 hours of fashion

BEIJING, China - My first glance at Beijing's brand new airport (BCIA) was also the first sign of China's stylish transformation since my previous visit here 7 years ago. I couldn't take my eyes off the ceiling, which seemed to go on forever, as I zoomed through immigration and retrieved my bag. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes. When I commented on the airport's breathtaking design and efficiency to locals, they proudly informed me that BCIA was completed in only 4 years and has run without a hitch from day one. This is particularly notable when compared to the disastrous opening of London Heathrow's Terminal 5, which opened around the same time as BCIA, but took…

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