• What to Watch: China Femme Men Fueling Beauty Sector

    5 monthes ago - By WWD

    There was an immediate online backlash to China's annual back-to-school gala in September. The show featured members of new boy band F4, who were seen by some in the country as being overly effeminate and sparked outrage that Chinese men had become “sissy.” Online, parents voiced their concerns that these effeminate men made poor male role models for their children and media platforms debated the topic at length.
    For brands, these effeminate men, also referred to in China as “Little Fresh Meat” as they are young and handsome, can help generate sales, particularly in the male skin-care and...
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  • London Fashion Week Men's Fall 2019: What to See, Eat and Where to Shop

    5 monthes ago - By WWD

    LONDON - The first weekend in January is never an easy one, but London has the antidote, with a lineup of streetwear and luxury stores and restaurants serving everything from classic British to Taiwanese food, all of which will be open during London Fashion Week Men's.
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    Peter Cook
    END OF THE LINE: British property group Shaftesbury has expanded its retail portfolio, opening the first London outpost for the online men's wear store, End. Occupying 9,000 square feet on the corner of Broadwick and Marshall Streets, the two-story glass-fronted space offers a range of...
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  • Ones to Watch: Studio ALCH, C2H4 and Feng Chen Wang on the Power of Streetwear and Brand Collaborations

    5 monthes ago - By WWD

    LONDON - Designers from around the world have been coming in waves to London Fashion Week Men's and among the newest names on the calendar are Studio ALCH, C2H4 and Feng Chen Wang. But while they may be new to the London runways, they've already garnered international attention, having worked with brands such as Nike, Levi's, Kappa and Converse.
    The Australian designer Alexandra Hackett of Studio ALCH, who creates new garments from repurposed Nike pieces, said she's come to London to be better integrated into the international market. “Australia is quite geographically removed, which is...
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  • What to Watch: New York Fashion Week: Men's Latest Challenges

    5 monthes ago - By WWD

    New York Fashion Week: Men's has had trouble gaining a foothold since it was launched by the Council of Fashion Designers of America four years ago. The upcoming fall shows - slated for Feb. 4 to 6 - are facing even bigger challenges. First, an unexpected one-time shift in dates by the trade shows in Las Vegas means that retailers and editors who usually attend both will have to make a choice or abbreviate one or both of the events. Project, Liberty Fairs and Agenda will be held Feb. 5 to 7.
    On top of that, many of fashion's biggest and buzziest names have opted to either hold dual-gender...
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