China

Maie is an upcoming virtual persona living in Shanghai.

Technology

Virtual Idols in China, Fab or Fad?

Even as the market is reaching influencer exhaustion, some believe China’s virtual influencer has incredible growth and adoption potential.

clock March 5, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Testers of different lipsticks in the cosmetic store

Beauty Features

China Exempts Cosmetics From Animal Testing Starting in May

Finalized rules show imported ordinary cosmetics will not be required to undergo animal testing from May 1.

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Kris Wu is the brand ambassador for Kans' facial mask line.

Financial

C-Beauty Brands Kans, One Leaf’s Parent Company Chicmax Mulls IPO

After years of IPO talks, Chicmax last week finally signed a pre-listing tutoring agreement with CITIC Securities.

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Fan Chengcheng, Nana Ou-Yang are Givenchy's Brand Ambassadors in China

Fashion Scoops

Givenchy Taps Fan Chengcheng, Nana Ou-Yang for China

The two are the first Chinese celebrities that the brand appointed since Matthew Williams took over from Clare Waight Keller.

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Eve Lom

Mergers and Acquisitions

Perfect Diary’s Yatsen to Buy Eve Lom From Manzanita Capital

Manzanita Capital will continue to hold a minority stake in the business. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

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Screenshots of Farfetch's Tmall store

Retail

A First Look at Farfetch’s Tmall Store

Like many others on the Alibaba platform, there’s a heavy emphasis on grand-opening promotions and options for interest-free payment plans.

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Fanatics' fan apparel.

Retail

Fanatics, Hillhouse Deal Seen Serving Fashion Fans in China

Significantly more licensed sports product from European soccer leagues and American sports teams will now be sold in that Asian country.

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A teaser of Pronounce's collaboration with H&M

Designer and Luxury

H&M Drops Collaboration With Pronounce for China

Dropping on April 8, the colorful and easy-to-wear capsule is inspired by the Crescent Lake at Dunhuang, an oasis in China’s Gobi desert.

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Moncler

Financial

Moncler Focuses on China, Online, New Genius Phase and Stone Island

Moncler chief Remo Ruffini mapped out 2021 projects as the company reported a performance last year that beat analysts’ expectations.

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Valentino Couture Spring 2021

Financial

Online Channel, China Helped Valentino Weather Pandemic in 2020

Online sales climbed 62 percent at Valentino and mainland China retail sales rose 44 percent in 2020, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic drove total revenues down 28 percent.

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Frame Lunar New Year Capsule

Retail

Frame Looks to Engage a Larger Global Audience With Lunar New Year Capsule

The limited-edition capsule collection will be available in partnership with Lane Crawford and Tmall.

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Actor Wang Yibo wears a total look from Chanel's spring 2021 collection for the Spring Festival Gala 2021.

Fashion Features

China’s Spring Festival Gala Continues to Draw Huge Luxury Attention

Dubbed as China’s own Super Bowl halftime show, luxury players battle to dress top celebrities at the most viewed event of the year.

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Actress Zhou Dongyu wears Alexis Mabille haute couture and Boucheron Plume de Paon earrings and ring for the Spring Festival Gala 2021.

Fashion Features

All the Looks from China’s Spring Festival Gala 2021

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Jay Schottenstein AEO

Retail

CEO Talks: Jay Schottenstein Reflects on a Lifetime in the Retail Industry

The executive chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American Eagle Outfitters discusses fashion amid the era of COVID-19, the future of retail and what he’s learned in 50-plus years as a merchant.

clock February 11, 2021Kellie Ell

Labelhood's Chinese New Year campaign

Business Features

Decoding China’s Very Own Sales Cycle

Having a deep understanding of China’s very own sales cycle is imperative for brands and retailers to stay ahead of the game in the market.

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