Timothy Parent

Timothy Parent is a contributor to the Post. He began his career at Harvard University with a charity fashion show featuring designers such as Issey Miyake and Manish Arora, and moved to China after graduation to conduct his own research. He has closely followed and contributed to the development of the fashion industry in China for the past decade; from studying street style with 100,000 original photographs to the rise of China’s dynamic designer scene, Timothy has established himself as a subject-matter expert in the Chinese fashion industry with a wide range of experiences. He is currently the China Editor for WeAr Magazine.
Timothy Parent
Timothy Parent is a contributor to the Post. He began his career at Harvard University with a charity fashion show featuring designers such as Issey Miyake and Manish Arora, and moved to China after graduation to conduct his own research. He has closely followed and contributed to the development of the fashion industry in China for the past decade; from studying street style with 100,000 original photographs to the rise of China’s dynamic designer scene, Timothy has established himself as a subject-matter expert in the Chinese fashion industry with a wide range of experiences. He is currently the China Editor for WeAr Magazine.

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Inclusive fashion: why it is the next wave of conscious consumerism, and a label leading the way in China

Few global brands other than Tommy Hilfiger cater to special-needs customers. Radically inclusive label Zurita showed the way by getting Chinese women with intellectual and developmental disabilities to model its new collection.

29 Aug 2019 - 10:29AM

Few global brands other than Tommy Hilfiger cater to special-needs customers. Radically inclusive label Zurita showed the way by getting Chinese women with intellectual and developmental disabilities to model its new collection.

Inclusive fashion: why it is the next wave of conscious consumerism, and a label leading the way in China
Opinion | Marie Kondo sparked a decluttering revolution – what happens to all the discarded clothes?

While the Japanese organising guru’s message is good – that we should only surround ourselves with things that make us happy – it has caused purges of wardrobes and piles of unwanted waste.

4 Jun 2019 - 2:49AM

While the Japanese organising guru’s message is good – that we should only surround ourselves with things that make us happy – it has caused purges of wardrobes and piles of unwanted waste.

Marie Kondo sparked a decluttering revolution – what happens to all the discarded clothes?
How fashion weeks like Shanghai and Seoul can stand beside Paris, London, New York and Milan

Alternative fashion weeks that aren’t Paris, London, New York or Milan continue to sprout around the world and can be successful if they find a unique purpose, such as providing a platform for young designers.

23 Apr 2019 - 11:57AM

Alternative fashion weeks that aren’t Paris, London, New York or Milan continue to sprout around the world and can be successful if they find a unique purpose, such as providing a platform for young designers.

How fashion weeks like Shanghai and Seoul can stand beside Paris, London, New York and Milan
How to end waste in fashion: stop making clothes, or value the ones we have already?

The price of fast fashion items, poorly made and sold as disposable, does not factor in the human and environmental costs of their production; a ‘circular fashion’ economy can be built if consumers and industry ensure clothing is repurposed.

10 Jul 2019 - 1:05PM

The price of fast fashion items, poorly made and sold as disposable, does not factor in the human and environmental costs of their production; a ‘circular fashion’ economy can be built if consumers and industry ensure clothing is repurposed.

How to end waste in fashion: stop making clothes, or value the ones we have already?