The Chinese Fashion Industry

The Chinese Fashion Industry

As we have learned in Chapters 2 and 3, the Chinese fashion industry developed out of the shadow of the Mao era, during which the fashion scene was dominated by the ubiquitous Mao-style zhongshanzhuang. China Fashion Week is an even ...

Author: Jianhua Zhao

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857853028

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Less than three decades ago, when the Chinese bought cloth or clothes, they would have had to use a government-issued coupon. Today the Chinese fashion industry is one of the most dynamic in the world - it not only supplies fashions to the increasingly discerning domestic market, but also provides one-third of the clothing sold in the global market. How did this phenomenal transition come about? What can the growth of the Chinese fashion industry tell us about the post-Mao China? What roles do the local and the global play in the dramatic changes? This book offers a historically informed, ethnographically grounded and interpretive analysis of contemporary Chinese fashion and the fashion industry. It examines the interplay of state politics, market forces, local social and cultural factors, and the global political economy, both in the rise of the Chinese fashion industry and in the life and work of Chinese fashion professionals. As the first ethnographic account of the Chinese fashion industry in the post-Mao era, The Chinese Fashion Industry combines first-hand accounts with sophisticated cultural analysis to offer new insights, and will be of interest to students and scholars of fashion, anthropology and China.
Categories: Design

Fashion in 21st Century China

Fashion in 21st Century China

Chinese repertoire, 16 Chinese social media, 136 Chinese-style, 15 Chinese-styled fashions, 12 Chinese-style fashion design brands, 16 Chinese symbols, 86 Chinese traditional culture, 118 Chinese Universities, 72, 81 Chinese young ...

Author: Yuli Bai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811629266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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This book explores the dynamic landscape of fashion in China since the beginning of the 21st century through an integrated perspective. The book considers key questions related to the changes in China’s fashion dynamics driven largely by the shifts in the mindset of Chinese consumers due to the current sociocultural contexts. To provide an understanding of these important shifts, this three-part monograph pays close attention to the new generation of Chinese fashion designers and consumers. The book explores in detail related topics such as, how today’s Chinese consumers relate to foreign brands, the meaning of apparel brands as identity symbols or cultural signs to contemporary young consumers, the attractiveness of Western fashion designers and brands in the eyes of current Chinese consumers as compared to past consumers, and how brands could adapt to the online-centered consumption behavior. The book serves as an insightful update on the Chinese fashion landscape for researchers, practitioners and passionate followers of its evolution.
Categories: Business & Economics

Chinese Clothing

Chinese Clothing

and Guangzhou, aimed at the Chinese consumer market. Domestic Chinese brands and fashion models gradually attracted people's interest. Along with the first foreign fashion magazine arriving in China in 1988, more and more newspapers, ...

Author: Mei Hua

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521186896

Category: Art

Page: 163

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This illustrated introduction to Chinese clothing discusses the development and transformation of distinctive Chinese fashions through the ages.
Categories: Art

Fashion in Altermodern China

Fashion in Altermodern China

Fashions are Chinese life in the late imperial era even if a fashion industry was not then apparent. In the early twentieth-century the key features of modern fashion became evident, particularly in Shanghai, and rapidly changing dress ...

Author: Feng Jie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350200081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Fashion in Altermodern China examines key features of women's fashion within the cultural and political context of contemporary China. While global brands and styles heavily influence Chinese consumer trends, the Chinese fashion 'system' is formed of its own internal logics and emergent trends, too. Adopting the theoretical term 'altermodern', Feng Jie encourages us to view China in terms of its rapid modernization which presents its own rhythms and meanings, and argues persuasively that Chinese fashion can't be wholly understood in terms of a Western discourse of modernity, postmodernity and the global. Expanding our understanding of the fashion 'system', Fashion in Altermodern China takes on board new trends in global trade, new technologies, and the hybridity of designs and consumption of fashion. Through critical readings of Barthes, on the 'neutral', and Jullien, on 'blandness', both directly influenced by Asian philosophies, the author offers a new perspective on Chinese fashion, arguing that, while global-local contexts lead to identifiably postmodern and hybrid aesthetics, for women in contemporary China, the flux and mix of available fashions is experienced in a more open neutral manner than scholars have previously described. Crucially, then, rather than position trends in China only in terms of 'hybridity' (which betrays a Western bias and a binary logic of host-recipient), there are more fluid ways in which we need to understand how women engage in fashion in China today.
Categories: Business & Economics

Traditional Chinese Clothing

Traditional Chinese Clothing

in China , Westerners and Chinese lived and worked in close proximity , and there clothing experienced its first revolution . Initially , there was little variety in terms of clothing styles . Chinese men still wore the characteristic ...

Author: Shaorong Yang

Publisher: LONG RIVER PRESS

ISBN: 1592650198

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 78

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Full color look at the history of traditional and ceremonial clothing in China.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Changing China

Changing China

The modern Chinaman dresses in Western fashion ; the loose flowing garment of China acts as a sort of barometer by which the extent of European pressure can be tested ; up - country they are as loose as ever , but in Shanghai , wherever ...

Author: Lord William Rupert Ernest Gascoyne- Cecil

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000077518219

Category: China

Page: 342

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Categories: China

Things Chinese

Things Chinese

The Chinese colony is quite a separate section of Oriental life in London . There are several shops in Limehouse Causeway owned by Chinese , with Chinese hieroglyphics over their doors , and run in regular Chinese fashion .

Author: James Dyer Ball

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNX92W

Category: China

Page: 816

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Categories: China

China

China

fact , the Chinese did not relish the idea of agents of the French government closely inspecting their potteries . ... The captain of the vessel , as he surveyed my tall figure marching along in independent English fashion , was clearly ...

Author: John Henry Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNVYCI

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Kapsulan valley , with fields and herds of cattle ; but three or four years previous to our visit , the Chinese ... The men , where among the Chinese , commonly shave the head and wear the queue in the Chinese fashion , but at home ...

Author: North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924079446666

Category: China

Page:

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Contains list of members.
Categories: China

Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

It is known that in 1862 , the Mohammedans in the Chinese dominions revolted against Chinese ( Manchu ) authority . ... We know only that the Tungan are Mohammedans , that they speak Chinese , and are dressed in the Chinese fashion ( at ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101042561637

Category: China

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Categories: China