Category Archives: Jing An District

The most expensive residential district in Shanghai, Jing An is also home to Plaza 66, which houses every major fashion label from around the world; its sales are also the highest in the country for most of these brands.

Engineering Sciences Student Show, Day 3 at Shanghai Fashion Week

I stuck around after the Fu Dan University show to meet some of the students backstage and discovered that another student show, this time from the Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences, was up next… After being pleasantly surprised by both … Continue reading

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Fu Dan Student Show, Day 3 at Shanghai Fashion Week

As Fu Dan University is one of the most celebrated fashion schools in China, it was no surprise that they staged a great student group show at 800Show on the third day of Shanghai Fashion Week. Although there is definitely … Continue reading

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Poesia by Chris Chang, Day 1 at Shanghai Fashion Week

One of the best shows ever at Shanghai Fashion Week. I don’t really have time to write a full review, but the clothes speak for themselves. Take a look:  

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Shanghai Fashion Week, Season 6

I’m about to attend my 6th season of Shanghai Fashion Week, and I have to admit that it has shaped up quite nicely this time around. With shows from Helen Lee, May J. by Jiang Ling, Poesia by Chris Chang, … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patty’s Day, Jing An District

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone! I scoured my pictures to find the best green outfit for Saint Patty’s Day, so here it is: Chinese people have an affinity for green due to the pervasive nature of military culture throughout the … Continue reading

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Chinese Three Ways, Shanghai

Chinese people usually come in threes, as family units are made up of two parents and a single child. But you can also see other types of three-ways (the G-rated kind) around Shanghai on scooters: Although technically made only for … Continue reading

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Posted in Active, Balance, Bikes, Chinese People, Efficient, Jing An District, Kids, Scooter, Xin Tian Di | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Will All You Clones Please Line Up, Hong Kong to Shanghai

My trip to Hong Kong was quick yet productive (which is why I haven’t had time to catch up on blogging until now), and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Lane Crawford team and visiting their stores again. I ended up … Continue reading

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12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 7 – PRESENTS

It’s Monday, which means you have less than a full week to get those final Christmas presents bought and wrapped… So get on it like this Chinese lady on her bike!! This is probably more of a delivery of goods … Continue reading

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Androgyny, Shanghai

I’ve been wanting and meaning to do a post about sartorial androgyny for forever… But I never had the right pictures to correctly portray the manifestation of this sartorial trend in China, which seems to be more inherent here than … Continue reading

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Posted in Androgynous, Chilling, Chinese People, Context, Fashion History, Historical, Homogenizing Forms, Interpretive, Jing An District, Just for Fun, Masculine vs. Feminine, Uniforms, Xu Hui District | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Individuals vs. The Masses, Jing An District

Behind Plaza 66 lies a quiet little street called Nan Yang Lu [南阳路] that’s usually only used by scooters, as most people end up in the big malls right off of Nanjing Xi Lu. But I was going to pick … Continue reading

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