Fashionista Panda

This is mine....

This is mine....

This is sick, increditable cute pandas. Finally somebody did something cool for Chinese national treasure. Panda is so cute and innocent, so gentle and friendly. Nobody ever cartoonized pandas as a way of Monsieur K doing. I want a fashionista panda. He are adorable, who wouldn’t like him?

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Ma Masha- Super chic


Ma masha

Ma masha

I am so proud of anther hometown girl who showed in London Fashion Week.       There is something special about this Beijing girl. She’s got such an edgy attitude and incredible taste. Masha is a real deal. She is not only just a fashion student who graduated from Central Saint Martin, but also has worked with some renowned fashion designers like Alexander McQueen in London. in 2008, her graduation collection was immediately selected by B store London, and since then she became famous. Her design work was also presented in Get it Louder 2007, an design event in China.

Interesting sketches from Ma Masha

Interesting sketches from Ma Masha

The collection is a combination of cream and white. The silhouette is straight line. Her design was blended draping with tailoring, and featured layered looks. They are like the feminine version of Rick Owen. I don’t know if Masha has ever been inspired by Rick Owen. Rick Owen is one of the edgiest designers alive, and he created the coolest grunge looks. The detail design on neckline and hemline was so well made and delicate. these details have added complexity and interest to the purity of while color.

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Michael Jackson is influential worldwide, including China

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“Oh my god. Michael Jackson died” I heard someone almost yelling at the school Mac lab.  I thought it must be another rumor about Jackson, poor Michael. when I got  home, turned on the TV, the news was already everywhere. Oh, my god, it is true. The king of Pop just died in UCLA hospital. In the last 10 years, Michael was always associated with some sort of scandals, and it seem like people only paying  attention to his horrible plastic surgery. We almost forgot, overall, he is one of  the great and most influential artists ever in the history of Pop culture. Nobody doesn’t know Michael even people in China, everybody knows Michael Jackson, my mom knows, the little kid knows. As far as I know, a lot of Chinese musician and artists have been strongly influenced by Jackson. 

I remembered that I  knew Jackson when I was in high school in the late 90s, and  It was pretty late to know Michael. I recalled clearly that I was in a mall with my mom in Beijing, and the mall played his hit MTV black and white. I literally stopped there, watching the entire video and  didn’t leave until my mom asked me, and I was kind of shocked and confused at  the same time. I was shocked about his amazing voice and killer moves and confused about his race and gender. He was just beyond regular human being for me at that moment. I was like “who was that? “  later on, I found out his album bad and history at a record store  and ever since has became a huge fan of Michael. Michael Jackson is not just a pop icon but becomes a pop terminology in some extent. A few years ago, imitation show was popular in China, Michael was imitated most by people for his trademark outfit, voice and of course moon dance. If anyone who could copy the moon dance Michael did, he or she was considered to be genius.

michael-jackson's killer move

Michael Jackson's killer move

I can’t believe that Jackson is gone forever, Billie Jean, one of my favorite songs by Michael is still in my iPod, whenever I played this song, I felt it. A lot of his music are truly legendary and timeless.

Lightning Babe by Lulu Li

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poster

Today I found out an amazing designer Lulu Li. She designed a series of figures called Lightning baby. She took the 1950’s Chinese female gymnastics figure as an inspiration and combined it with modern motion graphic design. It is such a great twist in terms of the quality of design and the color choice. She said in the 1950’s, when his mom was a very young woman, her dress, hairstyle, green uniform, scarlet cheeks, energetic voice and music, all became vivid memories of his childhood. Lulu is also a muti-talented artist. Now the products designed by her are only exclusively sold in Beijing and Shanghai.

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T- shirts

Crotch Series

Crotch series

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Wall paper

1626 magazine-a fashion guide for hipsters

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A recently popular trend is to name your fashion business after a number. I don’t know why a magazine would call itself “1626.” Possibly, the founder thought his magazine was too cool for words to describe.  Well, 1626 is indeed cool  and one of my favorite Chinese magazines.

NLGX x 1626 design collaboration and feature, June 2009

NLGX x 1626 design collaboration and feature, June 09

NLGX x 1626 design collaboration and feature, June 09

NLGX x 1626 design collaboration and feature, June 09

The part I love the most is his graphic layout and cover design. Every time a new issue comes out, the bold and avant-garde cover always never fails to impress me. The graphic layouts are pronounced with strong visual impacts, in particular the innovative collages. The use of color and visual compositions is unconventional and possesses its own characteristics. 1626 is now the fashion guideline for Chinese fashionistas and continues to directly influence the styles of China’s next generation.

1626 Chengdu issue

1626 magazine Chengdu issue

The magazine primarily features street fashion including hip hop and hipster styles. It is published every two weeks in four cities in China: Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Nanniing.