January and February are usually the busiest months for fashion brands. The founders of designer brands are also one of the busiest groups during Chinese New Year.
After the menswear fashion week in January, womenswear fashion week will be launched in February. Shanghai Fashion Week will be held at the end of March. From current official schedules, there will be nearly 40 Chinese designer brands launching their collections at the big four fashion weeks.
At the same time, Luxe.Co has noticed that there are nearly 10 designer brands opening their brick-and-mortar stores. For online distribution, Comme Moi by Yan Lu opened TMall Shop.
As well, it is worth mentioning that the well-known emerging designer brand Masha Ma announced this month that they had obtained 40 million USD investment.
Luxe. Co launched “Chinese Fashion Designers Monthly” in 2016, reporting monthly Chinese designers’ updates on market development, business cooperation and major fashion week participation in both domestic and international markets.
Global Fashion Week
- Pei Guo launched her brand’s SS2018 haute couture collection in Paris
Chinese haute couture designer, Pei Guo launched her brand’s SS2018 haute couture collection in Paris.
- SANKUANZ launched his new collection at Paris Fashion Week Menswear
SANKUANZ launched his AW2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week Menswear.
- Sean Suen (Xiaofeng Sun) launched his new collection at Paris Fashion Week Menswear
Designer brand Sean Suen launched his AW2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week Menswear.
- Angus Chiang launched his new collection at Paris Fashion Week Menswear
Designer brand Angus Chiang launched his AW2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week Menswear.
- New York Fashion Week AW2018/19 official schedule was announced. 25 Chinese designer brands will launch their collections
Three Chinese designer brands launched their collection at New York Fashion Week Menswear. They were Private Policy (by Haoran Li and Siying Qu), Feng Chen Wang (by Feng Chen Wang) and Chen Peng (by Peng Chen).
Among them, the designer brand Chen Peng launched his collection at “New York Fashion Week TMall China Day”.
“New York Fashion Week TMall China Day” was jointly organized by CFDA, the organizer of New York Fashion Week Menswear, TMall under Alibaba and Suntchi, the sole strategic partner of CFDA in China. In addition to Chen Peng, Chinese fashion apparel brand Peacebird, Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning and CLOT (by Edison Chen and Kevin Poon) will also join “New York Fashion Week TMall China Day”.
Chinese designer brands joining New York Fashion Week Womenswear include LANYU (by Yu Lan), Laurence & Chico (by Laurence Li & Chico Wang)，Just In Case (by Justin Chou)，Jason Wu (by Jason Wu), DAN LIU (by Jianming Liao), Taoray Wang (by Tao Wang), Anveglosa (by Xiurong Chen), Harrison Wong (by Harrison Wong)，Heaven Please+ (by Yi Chen and Weihao Zhang), Ka Wa Key (by Jiahua Zou and Jarno Leppanen), Shen Yao (by Huang Shen Yao), CHAN CHIT LO (by Venus Lo), Claudia Li (by Yunmeng Li), GEMMA HOI (by Yanni Xu), LUJIN ZHANG (by Lujin Zhang), CHOCHENG (by Cho Cheng), Anna Sui (by Anna Sui), Yajun (by Yajun), Vivienne Tam (by Vivienne Tam), Vivienne Hu (by Yuanyuan Hu), ZANG TOI (by Shuying Xian) and All Comes From Nothing (by Yiwei Xu).
Among them, the designer brands Anveglosa, Harrison Wong and Heaven Please+ are benefited from the support of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, launching “Fashion Hong Kong” during New York Fashion Week.
The designer brands Shen Yao, Ka Wa Key, CHAN CHIT LO are benefited from the support of Asia Fashion Collection (AFC) launching their collection during New York Fashion Week.
- London Fashion Week AW2018/19 official schedule was announced. Six Chinese designer brands will launch their collections
Chinese designer brands joining London Fashion Week include XU ZHI (by Xuzhi Chen), Ryan LO (by Ryan Lo), Xiao Li (by Xiao Li), Steventai (by Steven Tai), Huishan Zhang (by Huishan Zhang), Jamie Wei Huang (by Wei Huang).
- Paris Fashion Week AW2018/19 official schedule was announced. Four Chinese designer brands will launch their collections
Chinese designer brands joining Paris Fashion Week include Yang Li (by Yang Li), Uma Wang (by Uma Wang), Masha Ma (by Masha Ma), SHIATZY CHEN (by Caixia Wang Chen).
- Milan Fashion Week AW2018/19 official schedule was announced. Three Chinese designer brands will launch their collections
Chinese designer brands joining Milan Fashion Week include ANNAKIKI (by Zi Yang), Angel Chen (by Angel Chen), and RICOSTRU (by Minjie Ou). Among them, Angel Chen and RICOSTRU’s fashion shows are supported by CNMI (Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana)
China Market Development
- Designer brand Awaylee opened new store
Designer brand Awaylee (by Wei Li) opened their second store in Hangzhou Building.
- Designer brand Vmajor opened store
Designer brand Vmajor (by Weite Zhu) opened store at Upper Hills in Shenzhen.
- Designer brand SYU SYU HAN opened store
Designer brand SYU SYU HAN (by Syu Syu Han) opened their first store at Upper Hills in Shenzhen.
- Designer brand LANYU opened store
Wedding dress designer brand LANYU (by Yu Lan) opened store at Upper Hills in Shenzhen.
- Designer brand DAMO WANG opened store
Designer brand DAMO WANG (by Damo Wang) opened store at Upper Hills in Shenzhen
- Designer brand NIKISTAVIAI opened store
Designer brand NIKISTAVIA (by Jingya Niu) opened store at Upper Hills in Shenzhen
- Designer brand M essential opened store
Designer brand M essential (by Kai Ma) opened store at Galaxy Mall in Tianjin. This store is not only a clothing shop, but also a fashion concept store, including fashion, books rental, and coffee and dining areas.
- Designer brand ZHANGSHUAI opened store
Designer brand ZHANGSHUAI (by Shuai Zhang) opened store in Chengdu Future Center.
- Designer brand COMME MOI opened TMall online flagship store
Designer brand COMME MOI (by Yan Lv) opened TMall online flagship store.
- Designer brand Boundless opened Taobao online store
Designer brand Boundless（by Da Zhang) opened Taobao online store.
- SHIATZY CHEN launched the young and casual capsule collection in its SS2018 collection
While celebrating 40 years anniversary, the designer brand SHIATZY CHEN launched the young and casual capsule collection in its SS2018 collection. The brand invited Lu Xu, the young actress as the ambassador for the capsule collection, targeting online distribution channels.
This collection includes womenswear, menswear and accessories, and will be available online in their official website and TOPLIFE under JD.com on February 6th.
International Market Development
- LANYU launched its SS2018 haute couture collection in Paris
Wedding dress designer Yu Lan released her brand LANYU’s SS2018 haute couture collection in Paris with the theme of rainbow.
Finance and Investment
- Designer Brand Masha Ma obtained 40 million USD investment
Designer brand Masha Ma (by Masha Ma) obtained 40 million USD investment from Vertex Asia Fund (Singapore), Su and Partners (Korea) and two other investment institutions.
- Xander Zhou Xiangyu was appointed as the Creative and Styling Consultant for Common Gender’s first collection
The parent company of womenswear brands Mo & Co., and Edition 10 launched their first menswear brand Common Gender. Xander Zhou was appointed as the Creative and Styling Consultant for their first collection.
- Grace Chen launched fashion photography exhibition
Chinese haute couture designer Grace Chen collaborated with visual artists and launched a fashion photography exhibition named “Let Arts Fulfill the Beauty of Life”, with a concept of “You are a Piece of Art” on January 13th in Beijing.
- Designer Evening Yu Wanning collaborated with Beast
Designer Evening Yu collaborated with lifestyle brand Beast and launched lounge wear inspired by Classic of Mountains and Seas.
- Designer CICICHEUNG collaborated with VIP.com
Designer brand CICICHEUNG（by Xi Jiang）collaborated with VIP.com for batik wool hats.
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｜Chinese Reporter: Jia You