My Top 10 Asian Fashion Industry News – April 3rd Week

 

  •  Christian Dior Couture Collection Hits Hong Kong Runway – The high-street fashion fever in Asia is growing at a hasty rate. Christian Dior’s Haute Couture collection that was repeated in Hong Kong featuring modern aesthetic and strong silhouettes in colors like navy, black and ivory seems to be creating a trend in this part of the world.http://bit.ly/1gMydJe

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  • Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Closes in Beijing – The 17-year-old Mercedes – Benz China Fashion Week was concluded in Beijing. It was an event of huge scale attended by 47domestic and overseas designers, and about 110 promising designers and models and around 600 from domestic and overseas media. Chinese fashion designers showed more tendencies for ready-to-wear to meet to new market demand in the slowdown of the macro market environment at home and abroad.http://bit.ly/1hgrbfe

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  • Pakistan’s first time designers showcases jungle design, calling it “Love Bug” – This is probably for the first time in Pakistan where seasoned designers like Zara Shahjahan and label Saira Shakira are showcasing designs inspired by the jungle flora and circuses at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week respectively.http://bit.ly/1mtQ3I5

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  • South Korea’s new fashion landmark: Seoul Design Plaza – After a close watch on its progress and a little wait South Korea witnessed the inauguration of the Seoul Design Plaza at Dongdaemun. Also known as the Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park (DDP) the area is fast becoming the center of fashion and creative design industry in South Korea. Designed by renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, this building is the world’s largest 3D structure. It will now serve as the government’s flagship in lifting the country’s fashion and creative design industry to new heights. http://bit.ly/1kR3yzk

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  • Luxury Watch-maker SevenFriday comes to India – With an array of choices from so many celebrated international watch brands entering India as well the presence of domestic premium quality brands, it would a hard time for consumers in India when it comes to purchase. http://bit.ly/1gMAGDC

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  • Rising wages impacts Bangladesh’s garment industry profits, leading it to be compared with 9/11 like impact on a country, by businessmen. http://reut.rs/1njtd6h

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  • Nine West continues to strengthen its place in Korea with GRI – GRI decided to directly enter the Korean market as it is seen as a trendsetter in the Asian fashion industry,” Kang said. With the entry of such a direct distributor, Nine West shoe prices dropped by about 20 percent. http://bit.ly/QyGc67

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  • Jeans seems to be going out of fashion – For sure, across globe this would not be a pleasant news to both men and women to whom a pair of Jeans were one of the synonyms of fashion. According to a semi-annual study released by financial services firm Piper Jaffray, leggings and yoga pants from Lululemon were ranked as the favorites among female teens this spring and Nike was the most popular trend brand among boys, the Huffington Post reported.http://bit.ly/1rcO6NY

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  • As Burberry gets happy – Burberry Group, a British luxury fashion chain, announced Wednesday that total revenue in the six months to March 31, 2014 was up 19 percent from a year earlier, reaching 1.29 billion pounds. http://bit.ly/1feFtx7

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  • Zalora launches fashion marketplace in 3 countries – it seems like e-commerce is sweeping over all trends with its jaw-dropping deals and large collection of probably all available brands. If you’re looking for new channels to buy and sell fashion items, then Zalora has a new option for you. After announcing its plan for a marketplace for third-party merchants in January, the ecommerce company launched the platform yesterday in three countries: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.http://bit.ly/1kRd0CM

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