Week In Review: September 27-October 1

    In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of September 27-October 1.
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    Jing Daily’s Top Posts For The Week#

    In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of September 27-October 1:

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    Artwork By Yue Minjun, Qi Zhilong To Appear In Chinese Drama “Color Me Love”

    On October 28, works by two of China’s top contemporary artists, Yue Minjun and Qi Zhilong, will get major nationwide exposure, appearing in several scenes in the romantic drama “Color Me Love” (爱出色). Directed by Alexi Tan (Blood Brothers, Double Blade) and starring Liu Ye (not to be confused with the artist Liu Ye), Yao Chen and Joan Chen, “Color Me Love” tells the love story of a fashion editor, Wang Xiaofei (played by Yao) and her hot-shot artist boyfriend, Luan Yihong (Liu), as the two do their best to stay together amid the challenges of navigating Beijing’s art and fashion circles.

    Joan Chen, in a role fashioned after Meryl Streep’s character in “The Devil Wears Prada,” plays Wang’s overbearing boss.

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    Chinese Collector Guan Yi: How To Bring Public Closer To Contemporary Art?

    The Chinese magazine Mangazine (精英男性杂志) recently profiled the Chinese contemporary art collector Guan Yi (previously on Jing Daily), who — along with other mainland Chinese “super-collectors” like Liu Yiqian — hopes to gradually leverage his passion for collecting to benefit arts education in China and document the development of Chinese contemporary art over the past 30 years. From Mangazine (translation by Jing Daily team):

    On April 20, 2006, when Hu Jintao was visiting the United States, the New York Times ran an article that included Guan Yi’s photo alongside works of art, calling him one of the new contemporary faces of China. In early 2008, the important American art magazine ART+AUCTION compiled a top 10 list of the “world’s art authorities,” which included Guan Yi.

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    Chinese Models Rising In The Ranks

    As new Chinese consumers claim a growing share of the luxury market, Jing Daily has been looking at what global luxury brands have been doing to court these consumers. With the luxury industry continuing to look East for profits, this is an opportune moment to focus on Chinese participants in the global luxury industry, and how they are being received by the Chinese market. The New York Times has noted the growing proportion of Asian Americans climbing the fashion ladder on an international scale, but China’s emerging market presents a different situation.

    New York’s recently ended Fashion Week marks the beginning of the fashion calendar, setting the tone for the rest of the season. Diversity among fashion models has been a recurring issue; in the Fall-Winter 2010 shows this past February, it was noted by that a mere 16 percent of slots were given to non-white models, with Asians garnering 6.4 percent.

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    Dispatch From Paris: Chinese Films Take Part In First Annual ASVOFF Festival

    This past weekend, the first annual fashion/style film festival ASVOFF (A Shaded View on Fashion Film) was at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Organized by the international fashion journalist-icon, Diane Pernet, the festival aims to express fashion and creativity through the medium of film rather than traditional print media forms like billboards and magazines. The three-day event included more than 75 short films and documentaries, with 68 of these in competition.

    The short films shown at ASVOFF were created by photographers, artistic directors and fashion designers and judged by a panel of international stars such as the director Mike Figgis (”Leaving Las Vegas,” “Time Code”), the musician Bryan Adams, the composer Michael Nyman (La Leçon de Piano), the photographer Paolo Roversi (who Jing Daily recently saw at the launch of Hermès’ China sub-brand Shang Xia) and many others.

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    Chloé Celebrates Five Years In China With Limited Edition Handbag

    To celebrate its fifth anniversary in the China market — where it currently operates boutiques in Beijing and Shanghai — the French fashion house Chloé has unveiled a China-only Marcie handbag, limited to a run of only 78.

    Sure to be highly sought-after by the country’s luxury-obsessed, who have recently splashed out on limited-edition products by Chanel and Prada, localization in Chloé’s China anniversary bag is limited only to its fiery red color and numbered “China 5th Anniversary Limited Edition” bronze plate.

    Adapted from Chloé’s global “Marcie” line, this handbag is fashioned in red-washed calfskin, with a brown leather strap and beaded clasp. The metal accents are faded in order to lend a retro look.


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