Denise Marray

As Chinese former investment banker Ada Yi Zhao, of online fashion platform Curated Crowd, prepared to reopen her locked down pop-up store in London, she considered the future of fashion.

From hats to dresses, and heels to fascinators, the best brands and colours to wear at Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and the Henley Royal Regatta, how to make everything match, and things to avoid.

Chan Chi Lung works with high-profile fashion influencers such as Si Lin and trendy model and fashion blogger Siu Sinyu. He talks frankly about the fashion business, Hong Kong’s lack of style, and what’s on trend.


Zhi Chen’s stunning knitwear for her i-am-chen label made waves at London Fashion Week. She talks about her artistic childhood in provincial Xiamen, what turned her on to knitting and why David Hockney’s art inspires her.

Demand is outstripping supply for top-notch, well-trained butlers – male and female – who can take care of a multitude of tasks while maintaining the highest of standards

Curated Crowd’s Ada Yi Zhao wants website to help emerging designers break into the fashion industry, with people who invest rewarded not in cash but by gifts of fashion and privileged access to shows

Most of her customers are under 25, elegant, modern and independent. To serve them, London-trained Su draws on the English Victorian era, and influences nearer home

The Minki Cheng woman is independent, edgy, beautiful and refined, says London-based twentysomething known for his imaginative mixing of fabrics and textures

Chengdu native tells Denise Marray about studying in Japan, taking inspiration from Tibetan monks, designing for the Royal Ballet and why she prefers playing with fabric on a mannequin to drawing designs on paper

Xu Zhi's Daniel Chen tells Denise Marray about founding his own fashion label while still a student, showing in Paris and the inspiration for the label's latest dreamy collection.

Shanghai-raised designer running her own label in London tells Denise Marray she admires Westwood and Hepburn for their independent streak, and credits the London School of Fashion for making her a 'pattern engineer'

Designer born in Shenzhen, over the border from Hong Kong, and who dreams of being 'the next John Galliano' has made big strides since graduating from London's Central St Martins school in 2014, writes Denise Marray