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Stone fortress illegally built atop Beijing skyscraper

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An eccentric Beijing resident has built a huge house among what looks like a pile of rocks dotted with trees on top of a 26-storey apartment block in the capital, reports said Monday.

Neighbours have complained about China’s latest architectural oddity, which covers more than 1,000 square metres (10,000 sq ft), saying they fear it could cause the structure to collapse on top of them.

The rocks, said to be imitation shells rather than solid stone, have trees and bushes growing among them, as in classical Chinese landscape painting.

Poking out from between them, sections of the house underneath can be seen — a blue-framed window here, a balcony under a curved roof there. At least two neighbours have moved out because of the construction work, which has been going on for years, the paper said.

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Nike Zoom Hyperflight Premium “China” Pack

Nike Zoom Hyperflight Premium China Pack

Nike has unveiled its full lineup of Zoom Hyperflights paying homage to China’s three largest cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

The “China” pack offers three distinctive designs, with Beijing: Lion featuring a golden-copper synthetic upper and intricate weave patterns. The Shanghai: Shark references the famed port city with a silver-tone upper and aqua accents. Guangzhou: Tiger features an orange and black tiger-stripe pattern inspired by the city’s dominance as a trade and manufacturing hub.

The pack has already launched in China and will launch globally in early August.

Nike has also announced that along with special edition T-shirts, it will release one pair of shoes per week on nikestore.com.cn, at the Nike Huaihai Brand Experience Store and at designated retail outlets.

Nike plans to unroll 10 Shanghai-themed models — ranging from basketball to running shoes, as well as urban sneakers — all imprinted with the word “Shen,” the old name of Shanghai, and “Luwan Never Gone 310103,” as a tribute to Lu Wan District, the birthplace of street fashion in Shanghai.

Shang Xia store Beijing

A look inside the new Shang Xia store in Beijing

Shang Xia store Beijing

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.
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Four Seasons Beijing

Four Seasons to open first property in Beijing

Four Seasons 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.
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Boss Black Fall Winter 2012 show 3D

Hugo Boss Black 3D Fashion Show Live From Beijing

Boss Black Fall Winter 2012 show 3D

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.
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Montblanc opens first “concept store” in China

Montblanc boutique Sanlitun Beijing

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.
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Lane Crawford Spring 2012 campaign

Lane Crawford Spring 2012 Campaign

Lane Crawford Spring 2012 campaign

Lane Crawford, a leading retailer in Hong Kong and Beijing, unveiled its gorgeous Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott-photographed Spring Summer ad campaign.

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.
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Lotus Car Elite

Lotus opens first showroom in China

Lotus Car Elite

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.
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Construction of Beijing’s tallest building starts

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Construction has started on Beijing‘s tallest skyscraper, set to rise 500 metres and shaped like a vase, the state-owned CITIC group said Tuesday.

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.
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Diaoyutai 7 Complex Beijing

China’s Most Expensive flat no longer up for sale

Diaoyutai 7 Complex Beijing

The Beijing government has halted sales of the most expensive luxury apartment complex in the Chinese capital and launched an investigation into the developer for possible “profiteering”.

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.
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Louis Vuitton Voyages Exhibition Beijing China

Louis Vuitton exhibition in Beijing

Louis Vuitton Voyages Exhibition Beijing China

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.
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Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition

“Louis Vuitton Voyages” in Beijing – Video

Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition

Louis Vuitton announces their new Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition, which opened on May 31st at the National Museum of China in Beijing, with this animated video.

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.
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Absolut Art Collection in China

ABSOLUT 72 BIAN BOTTLE GAO YU CHEN MAN

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.

The exhibition also features the results of Absolut’s collaboration with Chinese artists Chen Man and Gao Yu — the artwork on the Absolut 72变 bottle.
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Holograms Burberry show

Burberry Beijing – Hologram Runway Show [video]

Holograms Burberry Beijing show

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.

Holograms Burberry show

Burberry’s Beijing show to be the brand’s biggest ever

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.

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Diane von Furstenberg opens exhibit in Beijing

Diane von Furstenberg Natalia Vodianova

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.
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