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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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Beijing targets luxury ads amid wealth gap

giant suitcase LV store Shanghai

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.
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China plans $1.3bn ‘seven-star hotel’

Burj Khalifa China

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.
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Versace Jewellery boutique Beijing

Versace pursues retail expansion in China

Versace Jewellery boutique Beijing

The Italian luxury house, which just opened a jewelry boutique in Beijing on December 10, has other imminent plans in the pipeline for China.

The company will debut a new retail concept before Christmas in the Village North, a shopping complex in Sanlitun, an affluent area filled with shops and eateries.

Additionally, Versace is planning to unveil another flagship in Shanghai’s Plaza 66 shopping center as well as another location in Zhengzhou, sometime in 2011.
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Hublot Signs Jet Li as Ambassador

Hublot opened its first flagship store in Beijing on Nov. 29, 2010 and announced Jet Lias the first Asian ambassador for its brand.

The new Hublot store in Beijing has an area of 100 square meters and is located at the entrance of Wangfujing Street in the Oriental Plaza, one of the most prosperous iconic shopping malls in downtown Beijing.

The flagship store in Beijing is the third Hublot boutique in China, following the first at Plaza 66 in Shanghai and the second at Intercontinental Hotel in Dalian.
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Christian Louboutin To Open Beijing Store Next Year

French Luxury Shoemaker Christian Louboutin plans to open two stores in China next year, propelled by the rising incomes of Chinese shoppers.

The first-ever Beijing standalone store is slated to open in July 2011, followed by a Shanghai boutique in December 2011.

Louboutin said in a recent interview with Bloomberg that he may operate as many as five stores in China in the next three years.

Business-wise, it’s a smart move. China, the world’s second largest luxury goods market, is expected to become the biggest market in the next five years.
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Hilton Opens China’s First Luxury Airport Hotel

Hilton Hotels has opened the first five-star airport hotel in China, at Beijing International Airport.

The luxury hotel, which is close to the airport’s newest terminal three building, will cater to the rapidly increasing number of wealthy travelers in China.

It contains 322 rooms and seven restaurants and bars, along with two full-size ballrooms and a 25-meter indoor swimming pool.
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Beijing Airport overtakes Heathrow as second-largest

Beijing International Airport has overtaken London Heathrow as the world’s second busiest, in a sign of China’s growing dominance of international travel.

In terms of seat capacity, Beijing International is now second only to Atlanta Hartsfield in the US, according to a July 6 report by aviation analyst OAG.

Beijing’s business has been boosted by a sharp growth in the number of passenger seats to Asia, a growth of nine percent which equates to some 15.3 million more seats flying to or from the region.
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Beijing pet spas turn pooches into pandas

With pet ownership on the rise in an increasingly affluent China, savvy entrepreneurs are opening animal spas offering dogs a full makeover — even transformation into a panda.

Sun Ruowen opened her pet salon in central Beijing in May. Already, dozens of customers wanting to pamper their pets — mainly dogs — have bought pre-paid service cards which can cost more than 1,000 dollars.

“People are spending more money these days, and more and more people have dogs, so I decided to open a top-end pet store which offers luxury services such as spa and massage”.
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BMW, Ford and VW show concepts for China

BMW, Ford and Volkswagen have joined General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and other leading Western brands in unveiling concept vehicles for the Chinese market at the Auto China 2010 motor show in Beijing.

Following in the footsteps of German competitor Mercedes-Benz, BMW showed its own four-door coupe, the BMW Concept Gran Coupé.

The concept, intended to combine the “exclusivity of a Gran Turismo with the fascination of a high-performance sports car,” sits some ten centimeters lower than the BMW 5 Series, with a sleek roof that tails off towards the rear.
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Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV China Edition

Super-sports-car maker Lamborghini surprised audiences at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show with a highly exclusive edition of the Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce.

The LP670-4 China Edition is no different than normal models in term of technicalities, but it comes with a bespoke black and orange stripe and can be had with a special grey color.

The interior continues the theme with a variety of orange accents including stitching. The racing stripe is supposedly made to represent a volcano eruption.
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China’s mainland has over 875,000 multimillionaires

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The Hurun Research Institute published the 2010 Hurun Wealth Report today for the second consecutive year.

The report analyses the number and distribution of China’s wealthy across the nation’s major cities and provinces.

The report shows that there are 875,000 people with more than RMB 10million (EUR 1.1M / USD 1.47M) in China today, an increase of 6.1% from last year.

This growth has occurred against a background of strong economic performance in China‘s economy.

GDP grew by 8.7% in 2009 to RMB 33.5trillion, and the Shanghai Composite Index rose over the same period from 2300 points to 3000, an increase of 30%.
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China goes gourmet with foie gras

China’s ever-growing taste for luxury goods is extending into the culinary world — and that’s good news for Jean-Marie Vallier, who runs a duck farm and foie gras factory outside Beijing.

Two years ago, French group Euralis — the world leader in foie gras production — invested 2.7 million dollars in the facilities, aimed at producing the delicacy for high-end restaurants under the Rougie brand.

As the tastes and budgets of China’s growing middle class expand, so does the demand for upmarket Western fare served in chic venues, and Vallier is well-placed to profit from the fledgling gourmet revolution.
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BMW 1-series made of Chocolate

China has unveiled the world’s largest chocolate wonderland in Beijing.

Among the 500 life-size figures exhibited in the fair there are chocolate shoes, clothes and also a life-sized BMW 1-series car.

According to a report in the official China Daily newspaper, 10 craftsmen needed four tonnes of chocolate and six months to make the car.
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What crisis? China’s billionaires live it up

While the rest of the world struggles to bounce back from the global financial crisis, China’s billionaires are living large, snapping up luxury products at a breathtaking pace.

Beijing’s Jinbao Street is the must-visit address for billionaires with yuan to burn.

Once a maze of alleys, the 800-metre (yard) stretch of road is now home to Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Gucci, Cartier, the exclusive Hong Kong Jockey Club and several five-star hotels.
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Ferrari 599 China Edition Auctioned in Beijing

A one-off Ferrari on which we reported last month has been auctioned off for $1.77 million, including taxes.

The Ferrari 599 China was snapped up by an anonymous, silent auction participant based in Shanghai.

The one-off Fiorano was hand painted by Chinese artist Lu Hao with a pattern reminiscent of the sought-after Ge Liln porcelain of the Song Dynasty.
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Rare Chinese stamp sells for record $332,000

A single Chinese stamp has sold for $332,000 at Zurich Asia’s “Stamps and Postal History” autumn auction in Hong Kong Friday.

The 1897 Qing dynasty stamp was bought by a Beijing collector and set a new world record for a single Chinese stamp.

It is an extremely rare 1897 small one-dollar overprint on a three-cent Chinese Red Revenue stamp.
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