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After the sheer invasion of China by luxury and fashion companies of such as Vuitton, Prada etc, Chinese designers and brands are now heading west to show off their designs. Should their European counterparts be worried? Possibly.
(Image via Red Luxury)
Just as Western luxury brands colonize China, it is inevitable that Chinese companies will want to do the same right back. Big ambitions – and big payrolls – amid Chinese designers and entrepreneurs mean that some of the country’s brands are already making bids at international status. The most anticipated of these is Shanghainese designer Uma Wang, who American Vogue featured following the Paris show in October.
While many popular European brands like Louis Vuitton have an artisanal history spanning several centuries, young Chinese dominate the top business schools and creative colleges More.......
Image via Hermes
We just love the Hermes Season's Greetings for 2012. Featuring the stunning Hermes scarves as origami paper the scarves are folded over and over again to form origami horses which then prance around. It's different, fun and still classic and has definitely convinced us to put a couple of the scarves on our St. Valentine's wishlist!
Circuit 24 Frubourg Hermes "Coaching" Hermes - Paris
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ORIGAMI HERMES WAY (Image via Hermes)
One of our favorite blogs has to be Orianna Fielding's "Finding Eco". Orianna regularly writes up about amazing designers and products who like her share the mission to "finding how to feed the soul without starving the planet".
Today Orianna features the amazingly talented Titania Inglis winner of the 2012 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award for Sustainable Design. Read more here.
OK we admit it, we just love this bicycle.
A collaboration between Gucci and legendary italian bicycle manufacturer Bianchi the bicycle is available in two models sporting Gucci's signature green-red-green web stripe.
Perfectly accessoried by leather handle bars, a Gucci Bianchi helmet, Gucci bicycle gloves and water bottles!
For all those sporty fashion addicts out there you can get yours online for a mere $14,000.
Bianchi Bicycle by Gucci
Gucci Water Bottles Gucci Bike Helmet Gucci Bicycle Gloves