Evening dresses available at Covetella, a rental fashion website based in Singapore.

How Asia is daring to share: the rise of fashion rental services

  • Fashion rental companies are springing up in Asia as shoppers overcome their reluctance to wear used designer outfits
  • Some companies also offer alteration services and package deals
Topic |   Fashion

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Evening dresses available at Covetella, a rental fashion website based in Singapore.
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Unlike professional models and performers in China’s tier-one cities, “white monkeys” in the smaller cities get by just being white, handsome, blond and blue-eyed at bizarre corporate promotional events. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

China’s illegal ‘white monkey’ foreign models paid to bare skin and be gawked at as marketing prop

  • Called ‘white monkeys’, foreign models working illegally outside China’s tier-one cities get by on being white, handsome, blond and blue-eyed
  • They are used as a marketing prop at bizarre corporate promotional events – exhibited to be photographed
Topic |   China Society

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Unlike professional models and performers in China’s tier-one cities, “white monkeys” in the smaller cities get by just being white, handsome, blond and blue-eyed at bizarre corporate promotional events. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz
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