Category Archives: Fashion History

12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 2 – Seeing Green and Red

So the reason why this 12 Days ’til Christmas Countdown is going to be relatively easy to complete this year is because I recently realized [even though it seems blatantly obvious now] that there are two colors that Chinese people … Continue reading

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Posted in 12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Arbitration, Best Dressed Generation, Bikes, Chinese People, Colors, Comrades, Fashion History, Festive, Gen Y, Green, Just for Fun, Patriotic, Red, Uniforms, Xu Hui District | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

CPHNS and Exception de MixMind 例外 Anniversaries, Part 二

So I should expand on my previous [double] anniversary post, as it was written in a rush and didn’t really give you a good picture of what I’ve been documenting and analyzing for the past two years in China (it’s … Continue reading

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Posted in Cultural Heritage, Decoster Concept, Domestic Development, Exception de MixMind, Fashion History, Fashion System, Just for Fun, Primitive Consumption, Style, Thesis, Uma Wang, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The History of Chinese Fashion Design, China

Few people know the history of Chinese fashion design as it is a very, very young industry… So that’s why I wrote an article about it. It started almost 15 years ago with the establishment of Exception de MixMind by … Continue reading

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Posted in China Fashion Collective, Exception de MixMind, Fashion History, Fashion History, Fashion Shows, Guangzhou, Ma Ke, SS12 | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

The End of Dynastic Rule, China

I’m pretty sure there are very few Chinese people and even fewer foreigners who are aware of the importance of today, but October 10, 1911 was the date of the Wuchang Uprising which began the end of dynastic rule in … Continue reading

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Posted in Active, Chinese People, Dancing, Democratization, Domestic Development, Fashion History, Fashion Theory, Fuxing Park, Lu Wan District, Old, Park, Social Integration, Stratification, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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