Chinese actress Yang Mi parted ways with Versace after the brand made T-shirts and hoodies that suggested semi-autonomous regions Hong Kong and Macau were independent countries.

Sorry, China: from Nike to Versace, the global fashion players that have spent the past year apologising for slights and oversights

  • Since Dolce & Gabbana’s chopsticks ad debacle, a string of fashion and luxury players have apologised, and pulled products, after angering web users in China
  • Most were accused of not respecting China’s territorial integrity for selling clothing or running websites that suggested Hong Kong and Taiwan were countries
Topic |   Fashion

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Chinese actress Yang Mi parted ways with Versace after the brand made T-shirts and hoodies that suggested semi-autonomous regions Hong Kong and Macau were independent countries.
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An as-yet-unopened Chanel shop on Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. The hoarding has been up since August, with the shop’s opening delayed because of ongoing anti-government protests. Photo: Antony Dickson

Chanel, Rimowa delay new stores, Prada moving out, sales plummet at Moncler, Gucci – will Hong Kong become city of ‘ghost malls’?

  • As the unrest in Hong Kong continues, some luxury brands are preferring to pay high rents for empty spaces instead of opening planned new stores
  • Landlords, who for years have been able to charge very high rents, are realising that they will have to compromise to keep their tenants
Topic |   Fashion in Hong Kong and China

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An as-yet-unopened Chanel shop on Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. The hoarding has been up since August, with the shop’s opening delayed because of ongoing anti-government protests. Photo: Antony Dickson
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