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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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Prada considers Hong Kong IPO

prada spring summer 2010 China

Italian luxury goods company Prada is set to file a listing application for a Hong Kong IPO that could be worth almost $2 billion, Reuters reports.

The Milan-based company, known for its colorful Miu Miu dresses and Prada handbags, planned to list in Hong Kong at the end of June.

Prada would be only the second company from Western Europe to list in Hong Kong, after L’Occitane International.
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China opening up Hainan Island to the world

Marriott Renaissance Sanya resort

The marketing spin has been that Hainan Island is the “Hawaii of China” but up until the past 12 months the reality has not quite matched the hype.

Times, though, are fast changing on China’s southernmost territory with the local government this year adding duty-free shopping and opening up its pristine waters to the international yachting community in an effort to lure more tourists to the island.

Hainan, which boasts a tropical climate, is also undergoing a resort-building boom with the Hilton and Marriott chains already this year becoming the latest to develop sites on the island which only saw its first “international-style” resort built in 1999.
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Plug-in hybrid BMW to be unveiled in China

535Li

BMW is to launch a plug-in hybrid model in China next month, designed specifically for the Chinese market, it has emerged.

The company’s boss Norbert Reithofer said recently that the new “new energy vehicle” model would be based on the 5-Series and unveiled at Auto Shanghai, describing it as “our e-car from China for China.”

It is squarely aimed at China’s rapidly-growing luxury market and is set to feature the same long wheel base as its Chinese-only predecessor, the 535Li, which was designed to add more comfort to those wishing to be chauffeur-driven.
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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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Western luxe brands turn to China’s Twitter, Weibo

Gucci Weibo

Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, and Burberry are testing the Chinese microblogging service Weibo to research their most promising market of the future from the inside.

The platform, which grows at 10 million users per month, has been attracting an elite of Western luxe brands over the past month, testing ideas for campaigns or other projects directly on their Chinese audience.

“You can immediately see how the market and your following will respond to something if you want to do research” said Leaf Greener, fashion editor of Elle China.
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China may double luxury sales by 2015

Louis Vuitton Lippo Plaza Shanghai

China’s luxury spending may more than double by 2015, surpassing Japan to become the world’s largest market for branded goods, according to McKinsey & Co.

Sales of luxury items in China, including clothes, handbags, watches and fine jewelry, are expected to increase to about 180 billion yuan in 2015.

The 2015 estimate would be equivalent to 20 per cent of global luxury spending, the consulting company said.
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China’s middle class stampede for luxury handbags

queue LV china

It could be a queue for a pop concert, a top nightclub or even the opening night at the theatre. But the hundreds of people lined up in a Hong Kong street are actually waiting to bag a bit of luxury.

“We’re looking for new handbags,” says student Celeste Law as she queues patiently alongside her friend Karina Luh outside the supermarket-sized branch of Chanel on Hong Kong’s Canton Road.

The students, both 20, already sport impressive accessories — Celeste carries a Louis Vuitton monogrammed bag, while her friend’s is from Chanel.
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China shifting to no-logo luxury

wondergirls chloe

The tastes of China’s wealthy are shifting away from designer goods with flashy logos to more understated luxury brands, the chief executive of French fashion house Chloe said Friday.

That shift has helped Chloe become one of the Swiss luxury goods company Richemont Group‘s fastest-growing labels in China, its CEO said.

“China has been very fast at picking up the most well-known brands,” Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye said in a group interview.
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Luxury watchmakers follow the money to Asia

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A measure of any Asian businessman is the time he keeps and, far more importantly, the watch he wears to mark it.

A handshake can be soft or firm but will likely soon be followed by a glance to the wrist to see the watch wrapped around it, especially in China.

A heavy slab of gold could be a marker that the person is from an inland city. A more expensive, understated watch could be a sign that they’re from the coastal cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen or Beijing.
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China biggest luxury goods market by 2020

Louis Vuitton Shanghai shopping mall

China will be the world’s biggest luxury goods market by 2020 as its economy booms and an emerging middle class spends a growing chunk of their cash on high-end items.

Over the next decade, Chinese consumers — including a surging number of billionaires — will account for 44 percent of global spending on goods such as bags, vehicles, watches, shoes and clothes, the report by brokerage CLSA said.

The nation’s luxury goods sector was worth $25 billion in 2009, or about 10% of the world market, including purchases by consumers in HK, Macau and Taiwan.
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givenchy spring 2011 couture collection

Givenchy Couture Casts All Asian Models

givenchy spring 2011 couture collection

French fashion label Givenchy showed its haute couture collection exclusively on Asian models, demonstrating to what extent Asia has moved to fashion’s forefront.

Inspired by Japanese Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohn, the lightweight dresses featured clear Asian style elements such as structural shapes, warrior-inspired headgear by Philip Treacy, and folding techniques.

Declared “works of art” by the likes of fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, the dresses took an accumulated 6,000 hours to create.
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Prada latest label to target booming China market

Prada fashionshow Beijing

Miuccia Prada has already won plaudits for her spring/summer 2011 collection — simply-cut dresses and suits in a quirky mix of stripes and solids, with bold splashes of orange, violet and electric blue.

But by displaying the clothes on a runway in Beijing on Saturday evening, her first catwalk show outside Europe, and adding a few looks from her spring menswear line, the Italian designer signalled her focus on China’s huge market.

Actresses Gong Li and Maggie Cheung added a bit of high-wattage star power to the show at the Central Academy of Fine Arts museum — a surefire way to maximise local media coverage and get the Prada message to the masses.
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Skema Business School

French Business School Offers Luxury Degree in China

Skema Business School

The phrase “made in China,” once anathema to luxury brands for its suggestion of counterfeiting, is acquiring new meaning in the context of professional education.

Beginning in September of 2011, Skema Business School , which is among the largest of France’s Grandes Écoles, will offer the degree of master of science in luxury and fashion management at its Suzhou campus in China.

The yearlong program includes a compulsory three-month internship at an Asia-based firm and is designed to combine French managerial experience with China’s tradition of fine craftsmanship with valuable materials like silk and porcelain.
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2011 Hurun Best of the Best Awards

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Luxury-brand awareness is growing among China’s super rich, who recognize 20% more of the lavish brands than they did last year, according to the Hurun Report.

The 2011 Best of The Best Survey, which interviewed 401 Chinese mainland millionaires, each with assets of more than 10 million yuan ($1.5 million), said the super rich in China are developing more sophisticated tastes in luxury products.

“Chinese entrepreneurs are getting more and more sophisticated, discerning and confident in their personal style, and what they aspire to, as they try to turn new money into old money,” said Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Report.
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New luxury watches brand, The Chinese Timekeeper

CTK06

The Chinese Timekeeper (CTK), a new luxury watch brand, has launched its first collection of exclusive mechanical timepieces.

The Hong Kong luxury house carries on China’s fine watchmaking tradition with its unconventional timepieces crafted in China.

CTK draws inspiration from the ancient scholar Su Song’s work. Su Song was a renowned Chinese astronomer of the Song Dynasty.
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Burj Khalifa China

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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China opens skies to private air transport

helicopter china

After years of waiting for China to lift heavy restrictions on airspace, wealthy travellers and aircraft manufacturers have reason to celebrate — the country’s skies are opening up to private flights.

The makers of helicopters and small business jets are predicting a major bump in sales — France’s Dassault Falcon just moved its Asia office from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, which it called the new “centre of gravity” for the market.

The private air travel industry “will be one of the fastest-growing sectors in the next 10 years”, Frank Lee, chairman of China Private Aviation Company, a consultancy offering aircraft acquisition and charter services, told AFP.
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Western luxe still rules China

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The Chinese luxury site NobleChinese posted a Top Ten List of preferred domestic luxury labels, as chosen by its readers.

Only two of the entries are fashion brands affirming that when it comes to fashion, Western brands are still the best-known and favored amongst Chinese netizens.

It comes as little surprise: A September 2010 study done by consulting firm McKinsey shows that affluent Chinese consumers prefer foreign brands

52% of consumers whose annual income exceeds $36,000 trust foreign brands more than Chinese ones, while only 37% said they prefer homegrown labels.
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