Tag Archives: Homogenizing Forms

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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Posted in Artistic, Balance, Chinese People, Color, Conspicuous, Conspicuous Consumption, Counterfeits, Cultural Imperialists, Domestic Development, Gucci, Homogenizing Forms, Jing An District, Louis Vuitton, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Ruxury, Style | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not Mainlanders (but kinda), Hong Kong

My trip to Hong Kong was short but enlightening and inspiring. They certainly have their own sense of style in Hong Kong, but I don’t think it’s as drastically different as most people make it out to be… It seems … Continue reading

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Posted in Back, Bags, Burberry, Chinese Designers, Chinese People, Clash, Conspicuous, Conspicuous Consumption, Context, Counterfeits, Cultural Imperialists, Domestic Development, Homogenizing Forms, Hong Kong, Joseph Li, Kids, Louis Vuitton, Old, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Ruxury, Stratification, Stylish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

RUXURY, China

You all certainly know what luxury is, but have you heard of ‘ruxury’? Well if you haven’t, it’s simple: it’s China’s version of luxury. The name is admittedly not entirely of my own invention… Actually, I didn’t come up with … Continue reading

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Posted in Bags, Burberry, Chinese People, Conspicuous, Conspicuous Consumption, Counterfeits, Gucci, Homogenizing Forms, Imitation, Louis Vuitton, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Primitive Consumption, Ruxury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

CPHNS’s 100th Post!! : Shanghai’s Top 5 Sartorial Trends

Happy 4th of July everyone!! And apologies for not posting for over a week, but I’ve been moving and my internet has been down; furthermore, I’ve been delaying this post a bit because it’s chinesepeoplehavenostyle’s 100th post, so it had … Continue reading

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Posted in Bags, Bare Belly, Burberry, Chilling, Chinese People, Conspicuous Consumption, Conspicuous Leisure, Context, Cultural Imperialists, Democratization, Domestic Development, Hair, Hats, Historical, Homogenizing Forms, Imitation, Literal, Literal, Louis Vuitton, Modernity, Pajamas, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Primitive Consumption, Rain and Snow, Resourceful, Style, Stylish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chinese Fashion History Update!!

I’m very excited to announce the addition of one of the most interesting periods in Chinese Fashion History, the founding of the People’s Republic of China… Check out the fourth installment to see what Chinese people wore from 1949-1960.

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What’s Going On China?, Xin Tian Di

When I first came to China, I quickly became disinterested in the oodles and oodles of (usually fake) Burberry, Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton products that pollute the Chinese fashion system, and I thus stopped documenting it; recently though, I … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day!

Although the Chinese have their own Valentine’s Day on August 6th this year (the 7th day of the 7th month on the Lunar calendar), they have been borrowing and celebrating the Western Valentine’s Day since the 1990s… But two Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Posted in Chinese People, Comrades, Homogenizing Forms, Imitation, Literal, Twins, Uniforms, Xu Jia Hui | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Murse Project, China

I thought of doing a photo series on the “man purse” in China only after I had seen dozens of different dudes sportin’ their girlfriends’ bags as if they were their own… I now have 20 or so images of … Continue reading

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Posted in Androgynous, Bags, Burberry, Chinese People, ChongQing, Conspicuous Consumption, Cultural Imperialists, Homogenizing Forms, Masculine vs. Feminine, Murse Project, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Primitive Consumption, Series, Xin Tian Di, Yunnan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Globalization and the Conflation of Culture, China

The woman below just barely missed making the Top 10 of 2010 List, but I felt that I could structure a whole post around her because she looks like the ultimate mixed baby… She looks like she could be from … Continue reading

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Posted in Burberry, Children, Chinese People, Counterfeits, Cultural Imperialists, Domestic Development, Hats, Homogenizing Forms, Jing An District, Louis Vuitton, Minorities, Old, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Primitive Consumption, Thesis, Yunnan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments