26 Oct 2016

How Will Emerging Markets Respond to the Rental Wardrobe Phenomenon?

A few weeks ago, we looked at the phenomenon of the rental wardrobe – a consumer trend that enables you to borrow rather than buy your clothes. Sites such as Chic by Choice, The Black Tux, Borrowing Magnolia and Mine […]

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13 Oct 2016

What Next for Athleisure?

Athleisure describes the trend for wearing your workoutwear all day – taking yoga leggings around town, or wearing trainers in the boardroom. But this isn’t about wearing scruffy old jogging bottoms on the school run – athleisure is about wearing […]

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10 Oct 2016

The Korean Brands Succeeding in China

South Korean cultural influence is felt across the wider Asian region. This effect’s known as Hallyu (‘Korean wave’) and it’s especially big in China, where South Korean influence often informs consumer trends. This cultural impact has helped South Korean brands […]

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05 Sep 2016

China’s New Rules on Internet Advertising

Almost overnight, China has gone from one of the least regulated to one of the world’s most regulated markets for online advertising. The new approach has repercussions for any brand that’s currently advertising on the PRC’s media landscape. It’s also […]

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10 Aug 2016

The Future of Chinese Fashion

Over the last decade China’s fashion industry has changed tremendously. With rising disposable incomes and urbanisation and an increase in domestic consumption – demand for apparel has increased substantially. China’s demand for fashion and accessories is expected to continue to […]

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22 Jul 2016

Turbulent Times in the International Art Market

Asia’s high saving rate is thought to be one of the reasons behind spiralling prices in the international art market. Key pieces by significant artists have been achieving astonishing figures when they reach auction- just this month, several records were […]

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26 May 2016

Fashion’s Counterfeiting Problem

For an entrepreneur without many scruples, counterfeiting is arguably a more attractive prospect than narcotics. It’s more profitable, and there’s less risk of being caught. Your business partners in the counterfeiting trade are far less likely to kill you than […]

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25 May 2016

China Loves Wine & International Entrepreneurs Love China

Until recently Chinese wine consumption was limited to some domestic wines that no one bothered to export and a small number of swanky French reds drunk by elites in first-tier cities such as Shanghai. Things are rapidly changing, and some […]

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12 May 2016

How Language Provides Insights into Culture

Most linguists agree that language and culture are closely related. Some go as far as to suggest that language is a verbal expression of culture. It’s thought that language and human culture evolved hand in hand, making for a complex […]

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