Event Marks Debut Of Five Chinese Designers On E-Commerce Site thecorner.com
Jointly organized by Vogue China and the Yoox-owned e-commerce site thecorner.com, today an event was held at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum celebrating the “Vogue Talents Corner” creative boutique project. The centerpiece of Vogue China’s January 2012 “New Chinese Energy” issue, the Vogue Talents Corner project spotlights the work of five of the country’s up-and-coming fashion designers: Christine Lau (刘清扬), Riko Manchit Au (欧敏捷), Shangguan Jie (上官喆), Uma Wang (王汁), and Zou You (邹游). Following their debut at this evening’s event, the work of these five designers will go up for sale on a special capsule section at thecorner’s Chinese-language site, thecorner.com.cn.
As with seemingly every event in which Vogue China is involved, tonight’s soiree attracted celebrities and figures from the Chinese fashion world such as actress Fan Bingbing and designers Guo Pei, Ye Mingzi and Wan Baobao.
Naturally, the ubiquitous and oft-quoted Vogue China editor Angelica Cheung was also on hand for the event, which was “live-Weibo’ed” over the course of the evening on a dedicated Sina Weibo microsite.