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.
PARIS, France — Long before the question arose about who would create the first Chinese luxury brand, Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia set up Shiatzy Chen to explore her tailoring skills and budding interest in serving the local luxury market in Taiwan. Fast forward thirty years, and Ms. Wang now has a business with a turnover of more than $60m and growing, built through hard work, perseverance and — in the Chinese tradition — the support of
Blogging from Manila to Milan (WSJ) “Bryan Grey-Yambao, a 24-year-old Filipino based in Manila, began blogging from his parents’ home in Manila in 2004. He is one of the biggest names among a new, increasingly influential crop of fashion bloggers — with their own commercial contracts, front-row seats at fashion shows and multipage spreads in magazines.” In Eco-Jeans, the Green Becomes Harder to Spot (New York Times)
China’s homegrown luxury: Talking with Jiang Qiong Er (CIB) “What does it mean to create a Chinese luxury brand from scratch? Jiang, artistic director and CEO of Shang Xia… does not bat an eye as she returns her answer: ‘I had a dream to bring about a renaissance of traditional Chinese craftsmanship.'” New Luxury Frontier: A $5,600 Lotus Jacket (WSJ) “Lotus jackets could further burnish the
Fashion Nation: What Retailers Know About Us (WSJ) “By tracking customers’ spending habits, retailers get a bird’s-eye view of tastes as they ebb and flow. Online retailers, in particular, see every click we make. They know which brands we’ve peeked at, how long we pondered, and what we actually purchased.” 5 Things We Know About Hèrmes’ New China Brand, Shang Xia (Jing Daily) “Everything from