What’s Souring Western Wine & Spirits in China?

Announcements from the luxury group LVMH stated that its Wine & Spirits category is still performing well in China and that the country did contribute to the brand’s category growth during this year’s third quarter. But despite this news, the market remains weak, and a wakeup call might lie ahead for winemakers and spirits brands …

Viral Post Exposing Problems With Buying Fake Fans in China And More

In “Chinese Whispers,” we share the biggest news stories about the luxury industry in China that have yet to make it into the English language. In this week’s edition, we discuss: A Viral Post Exposed Problems with Buying Fake Fans in China Sneaker resale platform Goat launches Virtual Try-On Little Red Book Return to Android …

Why Do Chinese Designers Pick Milan Fashion Week Before London?

This post originally appeared on SCMP Style, our content partner. Immediately after Angel Chen’s catwalk show at Milan Fashion Week, the designer flew back to Shanghai, because 48 hours later she was launching her capsule collection collaboration with H&M. It’s a significant milestone in Chen’s career as she is the first Chinese designer to collaborate …

Do Chinese Consumers Care about Sustainable Fashion?

The Chinese luxury market has been noticeably slow-moving on sustainable fashion, with consumers often treating luxury as a separate sphere to other sustainable sectors. Recently, however, marketers are claiming that sustainability will play a key role in purchasing decisions in 2020 and beyond. But how much do Chinese consumers really care about ethically-sourced or sustainable …

Tiger Mom 2.0 — China’s “Shunyi Moms” Demand Only the Best

Chinese moms can be tough. This was confirmed to the world when Yale professor Amy Chua first coined the term “Tiger Mom” in her 2011 memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” a book that’s since become the stereotype for Chinese parenting. Eight years later, China’s strict moms are once more making media headlines. This …

Dior In Crisis In China, but Yet to Apologize on Western Social Media

Dior has become the latest major brand to inflict damage upon itself in China after it revealed a map of the nation that did not include Taiwan. Despite apologizing on Chinese social media, experts suggest that the brand must issue a global statement, or risk being boycotted by Chinese consumers. Yesterday, Dior presented a workshop …

Inside Kering’s High-Stakes Fashion Conference on Sustainability

Sustainable fashion may sound unsexy to a lot of people, but it’s currently in vogue in the fashion industry now that it’s come to light that the clothing and textile industry is one of the largest polluters in the world.  At this year’s Shanghai Fashion Week, the luxury group Kering collaborated with the Silicon Valley-based …

LVMH Outperforms in Q3, Defying an Uncertain China Market

Coming after surprisingly strong results in the first half of the year, which left execs “cautiously optimistic” for 2019, luxury giant LVMH recently released a Q3 2019 earnings report that showed continued growth in the face of a tough global luxury environment. According to LVMH, the group saw a 16 percent increase in revenue in …

How Li-Ning Grew in a Gloomy Fashion Market

2019 has been a tough year so far for many fashion brands, but there are still winners to be found, and one of them is lifestyle sportswear brand Li-Ning. In China’s homegrown sportswear segment, the brands Anta and Li-Ning are like the country’s Nike and Adidas. Li-Ning was founded by Olympic Gold medalist and hometown …

Why Your Luxury Brand Needs Social Currency to Survive

We are living in a world of uncertainty and disruption. Technology shifts have never been so fast or severe, consumers have never been so demanding, and the competition has never been so intense. Business models are changing in every industry imaginable because of technological innovations. And if that’s not enough pressure for brands, it’s now …