Shang Xia, meaning “up” and “down”, recently opened a second store in China, with a boutique in Beijing’s China World Mall.
The Chinese brand, established in 2008, is attempting to build a domestic luxury label in a modern Chinese aesthetic, and has added to its presence in Shanghai with a new store in Beijing.
The Four Seasons hotel brand continues its expansion in China with the opening of its first property in Beijing. The opening is scheduled for September 28.
Located in the Lingmahe area of the Central Business District, the Four Seasons Beijing will be the 88th property of the brand worldwide.
Fashionistas are invited to take their seats at the first fashion show to stream live in 3D when Hugo Boss presents its Boss Black Fall/Winter 2012 catwalk show May 18 from Beijing.
Hugo Boss will now show what has been dubbed the first live stream 3D runway show at www.hugoboss.com, with model and designer interviews and backstage impressions also to be part of the live stream, which begins at 8.45 PM CST.
Luxury brand Montblanc, is opening one of the worldʼs most innovative concept stores, with the launch of its four-storey interactive Boutique in Sanlitun, Beijing.
This is the largest Montblanc Boutique anywhere in the world and by far the brandʼs most audacious, creative and technologically interactive concept store yet.
Visitors are invited to take an audio-operated guided tour through the experience upon arrival, which is delivered via a handheld electronic device.
The images feature actress Li Bingbing, “It” girl Chen Ran and model Sui He — each woman featuring in a collage of images of herself against an emerald background.
The labels featured include Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, according to WWD.
British racing marque Lotus, which produces the iconic Lotus Elise sports car, has announced the opening of its first China showroom.
The company launched the new showroom earlier this month, featuring six models that have previously only been available in China through other dealers.
The Elise R, Elise SC, Evora, Evora IPS, Exige S 240 and the Exige S 260 wlll be on display at the store, which is in Beijing’s fashionable Chaoyang district.
The building is the latest in a surge of ambitious construction projects in the Chinese capital, which along with other cities in China is attracting cutting-edge international architects keen to push design boundaries.
A groundbreaking ceremony on the planned 500-metre tall China Zun tower, named after a type of traditional Chinese wine vessel, took place in Beijing Monday.
The high-end penthouse in Beijing’s Haidian district had an asking price of more than 300 million yuan (US$46.2 million), or 300,000 yuan (US$46,300).
Beijing’s housing authorities on 3 June suspended the sale of the unit, along with 22 other units in the Diaoyutai No 7 Complex.
Louis Vuitton may have lost prime advertising space in China when its giant suitcase was torn down in Shanghai, but it is now wooing customers in the hallowed halls of the national museum in Beijing.
The Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition, marking the French fashion house’s 20th year in China — the world’s fastest growing market for luxury goods — features hundreds of canvas trunks and leather handbags dating back to the 1860s.
Louis Vuitton is already the brand of choice for many of China’s increasingly wealthy middle class and analysts said the show in the heart of the capital would help cement its dominance of the country’s high-end market.
The “Louis Vuitton – Voyages” exhibition retraces the crowning moments in the history of the Maison, which since 1854, has beautifully paired form with function, creating travel items that bear witness to the French lifestyle.
The Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition runs at the National Museum until August 30. Admission to the museum is 10 yuan.
In the tradition of the company’s 30 years of creative collaborations, Absolut Vodka is touring 20 pieces of renowned artwork from the Absolut Art Collection in seven cities across the Asia Pacific region.
The twenty pieces have been touring cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Dubai, Sydney and Seoul, and are now showing at Beijing’s Today Art Museum until May 22.
To celebrate the opening of its Beijing flagship store, Burberry staged its biggest runway show to date on April 13, at the Beijing Television Center.
The fashion-meets-technology extravaganza featured Brit rockers Keane who had never before performed in the country, stunning lifelike holograms, and an impressive turnout of celebrities and top models on and off the runway.
British fashion house Burberry is taking its runway presentations to new heights in Beijing April 13.
The fashion-meets-technology extravaganza staged at the Beijing Television Center will feature British band Keane’s first performance in China, “life-like” holograms, and of course lots of coats on lots of top models.
A teaser released on YouTube also states that the event will be a celebration of British weather, which probably means that there will be artificial rain or snow involved, as seen at Burberry‘s show during London’s past fashion week.
The event will be broadcast live all around the world at burberry.com and many other international fashion sites at 1.30 pm London time.
Burberry also just opened a new Chinese flagship at Beijing’s Sparkle Roll Plaza.
After vowing to increase her presence in the Chinese market a few years ago, Diane von Furstenberg has brought her “Journey of a Dress” exhibit to Beijing.
The display that details her fashion house’s history opened to the public at the Pace Gallery on April 4 after having traveled Moscow and São Paulo, also known as ‘other important emerging markets,’ in the past.
Diane von Furstenberg, who also happens to be chairwoman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, has also announced the release of a new book on designers’ favorite spots around the world, called American Fashion Travel.
Beijing has banned outdoor advertising that promotes high-end lifestyles as the government seeks to ease public concerns about the country’s widening wealth gap.
Businesses Have been given an April 15 deadline to rectify such ads, along with any that excessively promote “foreign” things.
It gave no details on which “foreign” things were deemed objectionable. Such promotions help create a politically “unhealthy” climate, it said.
Beijing authorities plan to build a “seven-star hotel” modelled after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – in a $1.3 billion joint project with Saudi Arabia.
The hotel will be erected in western Beijing‘s Mentougou district some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Chinese capital’s centre.
The Saudi side is expected to foot the entire bill but we still dont know why such an expensive project would be located in the underdeveloped rural area.