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Chinese designer Uma Wang on her Italian-made clothes, creating costumes for film sets, and why kids fear her on the basketball courts

Uma Wang has built her eponymous label into one of China’s top designer brands in just a decade. She talks about her Italian-made clothes, designing costumes for film sets, and why kids fear her on the basketball courts.

18 Feb 2020 - 9:22PM

Uma Wang has built her eponymous label into one of China’s top designer brands in just a decade. She talks about her Italian-made clothes, designing costumes for film sets, and why kids fear her on the basketball courts.

Chinese designer Uma Wang on her Italian-made clothes, creating costumes for film sets, and why kids fear her on the basketball courts
Is there anything influencer Margaret Zhang can’t do? She’s a model, Instagramer, surfer, marketing expert and a lot more too, and wants to make a feature film

Australian woman in a hurry has morphed from teenage blogger into a formidable entrepreneur, Instagramer, model and stylist. A feature film is next on the Zhang agenda. Oh, and she’s 26 years old.

5 Feb 2020 - 9:09AM

Australian woman in a hurry has morphed from teenage blogger into a formidable entrepreneur, Instagramer, model and stylist. A feature film is next on the Zhang agenda. Oh, and she’s 26 years old.

Is there anything influencer Margaret Zhang can’t do? She’s a model, Instagramer, surfer, marketing expert and a lot more too, and wants to make a feature film
Chinese fashion designer Alicia Lee is the antidote to chain-store blandness: here’s why her clothes are popular with the professional career woman

Despite a rise in big companies offering looks similar to hers, Chinese fashion designer Alicia Lee’s outfits are still a cut above the rest.

30 Jan 2020 - 10:28PM

Despite a rise in big companies offering looks similar to hers, Chinese fashion designer Alicia Lee’s outfits are still a cut above the rest.

Chinese fashion designer Alicia Lee is the antidote to chain-store blandness: here’s why her clothes are popular with the professional career woman
How Russian luxury fashion retailer Babochka became style central in St Petersburg

Babochka, the predominant luxury fashion retailer in St Petersburg, Russia, offers around 130 luxury and lifestyle brands including Gucci, Prada, Stella McCartney and Valentino. But no one ever expected it to last so long.

27 Jan 2020 - 6:31PM

Babochka, the predominant luxury fashion retailer in St Petersburg, Russia, offers around 130 luxury and lifestyle brands including Gucci, Prada, Stella McCartney and Valentino. But no one ever expected it to last so long.

How Russian luxury fashion retailer Babochka became style central in St Petersburg
Sustainable fashion: the finest wool in the world and why Erdos is the king of cashmere

The world’s largest producer of cashmere, Erdos, is becoming a force in the fashion world, with a five-line range of clothing overseen by experienced European designers. Sustainability has always been part of the company ethos.

17 Jan 2020 - 10:35AM

The world’s largest producer of cashmere, Erdos, is becoming a force in the fashion world, with a five-line range of clothing overseen by experienced European designers. Sustainability has always been part of the company ethos.

Sustainable fashion: the finest wool in the world and why Erdos is the king of cashmere
How Chinese model went from novice to fashion industry darling, likened to David Bowie, Jim Morrison, and Rolling Stones

David Yang spent his teenage years overweight – now he spends his days modelling for fashion brands including Zara, Valentino and Balenciaga.

18 Dec 2019 - 6:45PM

David Yang spent his teenage years overweight – now he spends his days modelling for fashion brands including Zara, Valentino and Balenciaga.

How Chinese model went from novice to fashion industry darling, likened to David Bowie, Jim Morrison, and Rolling Stones
Bold fashion: the Chinese designer and founder of Chictopia, Beijing-based label that creates party dresses for confident young women

Beijing-born, Hong Kong-raised Christine Lau’s collection for spring/summer next year is loosely inspired by the feminist movement, as well as the punk aesthetic, of the 1970s.

27 Nov 2019 - 5:44PM

Beijing-born, Hong Kong-raised Christine Lau’s collection for spring/summer next year is loosely inspired by the feminist movement, as well as the punk aesthetic, of the 1970s.

Bold fashion: the Chinese designer and founder of  Chictopia, Beijing-based label that creates party dresses for confident young women
Hong Kong’s Izzue gives Central Saint Martins fashion graduates a shop window in China

Fashion MA students’ prize for winning a contest is a trip to China to design a mini-collection for Hong Kong’s Izzue chain; their journey is one that growing numbers of Chinese fashion students are making in reverse, as applications to London college rise.

19 Sep 2018 - 8:05PM

Fashion MA students’ prize for winning a contest is a trip to China to design a mini-collection for Hong Kong’s Izzue chain; their journey is one that growing numbers of Chinese fashion students are making in reverse, as applications to London college rise.

Hong Kong’s Izzue gives Central Saint Martins fashion graduates a shop window in China
Hunky Chinese Canadian triplets make it big in China fashion, film – with roles in Jackie Chan movie and Hollywood blockbuster

There aren’t too many tall, handsome, muscled, university-educated actor triplets of Chinese descent. Raised in Canada, the film-star Luu brothers are making the most of their unique assets and carving out a niche in China.

9 Jul 2018 - 10:03AM

There aren’t too many tall, handsome, muscled, university-educated actor triplets of Chinese descent. Raised in Canada, the film-star Luu brothers are making the most of their unique assets and carving out a niche in China.

Hunky Chinese Canadian triplets make it big in China fashion, film – with roles in Jackie Chan movie and Hollywood blockbuster
China’s answer to Project Runway has fashion designers and TV viewers fascinated

CCTV show Fashion Master is a grander, and more patriotic, version of the US reality show, and as the final show airs this Saturday, we take a closer look at the competition that has attracted up to 20 million viewers an episode.

13 Jun 2018 - 8:30AM

CCTV show Fashion Master is a grander, and more patriotic, version of the US reality show, and as the final show airs this Saturday, we take a closer look at the competition that has attracted up to 20 million viewers an episode.

China’s answer to Project Runway has fashion designers and TV viewers fascinated
Australia artisans recreate gold rush fashions – couture gowns, corsets, crinolines and pantaloons – for living museum

Up to 100 hours of work goes into sewing each replica of a costume worn in the gold-mining town of Ballarat in the mid-19th century at the Sovereign Hill open-air museum – a draw for tourists from China, Hong Kong and elsewhere

3 Jun 2018 - 7:04PM

Up to 100 hours of work goes into sewing each replica of a costume worn in the gold-mining town of Ballarat in the mid-19th century at the Sovereign Hill open-air museum – a draw for tourists from China, Hong Kong and elsewhere

Australia artisans recreate gold rush fashions – couture gowns, corsets, crinolines and pantaloons – for living museum
How Nautica’s David Chu gave up retirement and created a hugely popular Beijing event space

Bored of playing golf, designer with the Midas touch went back to work. He talks about his latest venture in the Chinese capital, which has become a must-visit destination for the city’s fashion, arts and design crowd

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Bored of playing golf, designer with the Midas touch went back to work. He talks about his latest venture in the Chinese capital, which has become a must-visit destination for the city’s fashion, arts and design crowd

How Nautica’s David Chu gave up retirement and created a hugely popular Beijing event space
How entrepreneur Ignace Lecleir became a beacon of excellence on Beijing's dining landscape
Meet the new kids on Beijing's culinary block

Diners at Beijing's hottest new Chinese restaurant, Country Kitchen, would search in vain for any of the usual clichéd hotel-restaurant leitmotifs - there is a total absence of red in the pillars, lanterns, dragons and tablecloths. Designers at the Beijing Rosewood hotel's restaurant eschewed the elaborately ornate approach, opting for a stripped-down look with lots of wood, in keeping with the theme of northern China home-style dining.

26 Jun 2015 - 6:09AM

Diners at Beijing's hottest new Chinese restaurant, Country Kitchen, would search in vain for any of the usual clichéd hotel-restaurant leitmotifs - there is a total absence of red in the pillars, lanterns, dragons and tablecloths. Designers at the Beijing Rosewood hotel's restaurant eschewed the elaborately ornate approach, opting for a stripped-down look with lots of wood, in keeping with the theme of northern China home-style dining.

Meet the new kids on Beijing's culinary block
Mainland wine importers optimistic despite clampdown on gift giving
Brewery alehouses in Beijing bring European-style craft beers to masses
Shangri-La Hotel bicycle team sets off on a charity ride across China

When the going gets tough for a bunch of cyclists undertaking a marathon ride around southern and eastern China, they will not lack the inspiration to keep their wheels turning.

19 Nov 2013 - 8:42AM

When the going gets tough for a bunch of cyclists undertaking a marathon ride around southern and eastern China, they will not lack the inspiration to keep their wheels turning.

Shangri-La Hotel bicycle team sets off on a charity ride across China
Veteran golfer Gary Player explains why it's crucial to look after yourself
The have-a-go natives of Hangzhou
Terminal caters to many tastes
Designer gets shops to blend in
Paradise almost lost . . .
2 Oct 1993 - 12:00AM
Paradise almost lost . . .
Upper deck bus travel best way to savour views
Just nuts about the Peranakans
15 Apr 1993 - 12:00AM
Just nuts about the Peranakans
Asia's on the menu for new Aussies
Rail system proves race against time
Orang-utans star attractions for visitors at world-famous zoo
Sir Norman creates glass masterpiece
Pearl River Delta cities earmarked for any overspill traffic
Soaking up nature in comfort
15 Jan 2000 - 12:00AM
Soaking up nature in comfort