In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of Jing Daily’s top posts for the week of September 29-October 3, 2014.
As the beginning of China’s Golden Week—one of the busiest shopping times of the year—China’s National Day on October 1 is typically a date that Hong Kong’s retailers look toward with great anticipation. This year, however, they’ve been waiting for the day with a sense of dread: the massive student protests rocking city have caused fears of dismal retail sales as mainland visitors stay away.
It’s a young designer’s dream come true.
When Jeanette Chang, senior vice-president and international publishing director of Hearst (the publisher of Harper’s Bazaar) swept into the “China in Paris” showroom midway through Paris Fashion Week, her eyes immediately fell on the work of Siv Zhang.
When it comes to premium brands aiming for success in China, Burberry takes the lead in driving brand awareness and engaging with consumers.
That was the finding of the 2014 Bomoda Brand Index, a new study recently released by Bomoda Group, the research arm of Chinese online fashion community Bomoda. The index for brand achievement in China ranks premium fashion, beauty, and accessories brands using an algorithm calculating brand awareness, brand engagement, and consumer achievement. In order to reach its conclusions, the company scanned 250 different data points for brands’ competency on social media, search engines, mobile optimization, e-commerce, and more.
Started in 2011 to help accelerate the development of the concept of “designed in China,” the annual Beijing Design Week wrapped up its fourth iteration today after showcasing big things in store for the future of China’s design industry both at home and abroad.
At Paris Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection presentations that ended Monday, Chinese labels were out in full force alongside their French counterparts. Four Chinese designers who staged runway shows as members of the official French calendar delivered assured collections highlighting their ever-ascending impact on the global fashion scene.