As this blog has grown, it has become harder and harder to maintain… So instead of updating the Best of the Best tab, I’m just going to update my Pinterest board for CPHNS. It’s a much better way to get an overview of the blog as it is much more visual and concise, so I hope you enjoy!!
Chinese people do androgyny in general pretty well, but sartorially they excel. I love this pearl/necktie combo I found on this lady at the Post Office… I think it actually kinda works!
I really like this simple, elegant, natural look this girl has going on. I also like the contrast the layers have, and it looks very effortless but polished.
Does anyone know where I can get an umbrella-hat like this? Because I really want one… It looks super functional and definitely has that Asian rice-paddy-hat shape going on which I love but can look so racist on a foreigner.
Uma Wang, one of China’s best designers, dabbles with a capsule menswear collection for London boutique Vertice… Although she didn’t do a full collection and it was her first foray into menswear, I had the honor of wearing some of the pieces and can assure you that they are PHENOMENAL… +WWD wrote an article on my agency China Fashion Collective.
‘Ruxury’ is the Chinese conceptualization of luxury. The combination of ruxury, conspicuous consumption, and cultural imperialism threatens to homogenize Chinese sartorial aesthetics… It’s a sea of sameness!!
If you think rolling out of bed and going to brunch in your PJs is too informal, just pair them with a pair of heels and you’re good to go.
This is not a romanticization of homelessness or poverty… I’m not trying to discuss this guy’s background, I’m trying to point out his aesthetic values. He’s legitimately better dressed than most Chinese people with more money, so please don’t judge him based on his position but rather on his incredible sense of aesthetics and style.
The Clash is the “style” or “look” of Shanghai, and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
Patchwork is a rarity in China, so this lady brightened my day by wearing it so well.
I’ve seen a lot of street pajamas, but this is a little bit too much, no? He also has the same underwear in green.
…Or knowledge is Poo-Poo.
I think these ladies found my outfits amusing, hence the pleasant stares that made this picture so great.
Chinese people will sit here, sit there, sit anywhere! And on anything…
The head has historically been a site for exhibitionism in China, and although not necessarily dramatic, I think this hat (and entire outfit for that matter) is tops.
What do Chinese people wear on Easter? Graphic overalls with matching hats, of course!
Stylish Chinese people came out in droves while the Opening Ceremony team was in Shanghai.
Another mindless consumer of Big Western Brands claims her cluelessness on her hoodie.
Great shape, and functional!
Chinese fashion during the 20th Century.
Everything from H&M and American Apparel, but she looked more billionaire than the real billionares!
Can you spot Chinese Jack and Chinese Jill?
Chinese men lovee carrying purses. They’ll tell you it’s chivalry, but it’s not really…
Feminine with the right amount of masculine.
Best hair ever.
The right mix of traditional and commercial.
Full of interesting characters like this darling little girl.
The most sartorially ironic woman in China. Love it.
Not only fab but functional.
A favorite trend in China for sure, and the bike is phenomenal to boot!
Beautiful Naxi Minority Dress.
Proves that even those without many resources can still create something beautiful.
This girl’s sweater reads: LOUD BEATS SAVED MY LIFE!
There are multiple people that do this on a daily basis!
Johnny Depp much?
Love the bags!
The shot that started it all…