Beijing Street Style, Carven, Chinese consumers, Chinese street fashion, Fil Xiao Bai, Maria Luisa Beijing, North Taikooli, Opposite House, Sanlitun North, Taikooli, Time Out Beijing
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Chinese girls have style.
Summed up in four words that is the ‘raison d’être’ of my blog. Yesterday I had a meeting in Sanlitun « Taikooli » North early afternoon. Sanlitun Taikooli North is the hub of modern luxury in Beijing. It’s an open air space where shopping and fine dining attract China’s moneyed (tiny) crowds.
Miu Miu, Maison Martin Margiela, Balmain, Givenchy, Lanvin or Balenciaga are next to one another while more democratically Diesel, Alexander Wang or Phillip Lim are opened for business as well. More often than not the stores are empty but when a shopper pushes the door at Beijing Street Market or Maria Luisa he or she means business. Ker Ching!
Carven, the hip and super fun brand from Paris opened the doors of their new Beijing boutique last night with a bang and a stylish party. (More on that later.) But before the party I spent a couple of hours in the afternoon in the area and something struck me.
Chinese girls rock! Compared to the streets of Paris or even London, Beijing streets are packed with creatures that are simply more creative, more fun, more chic and dare we say it? – More stylish!
Now, of course, I am selective, and of course, the majority of Beijingers are somewhat less than photo-ready but the fact is, I photographed all these girls yesterday within a perimeter of 1000 square meters and under 2 hours.
The antiquated notion that Chinese consumers only love logos and big brands needs to be shelved immediately. Yesterday was all about Style.
Loving the gladiator… Summer boots.
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