With comparisons in Chinese press to Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni and Jackie O, China’s First Lady’s preference for domestic brands is giving a boost to both the visibility and sales of Chinese luxury brands. (PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Last week, China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan made headlines in the fashion world when she accompanied President Xi Jinping on his first official trip abroad to Russia wearing an understated, elegant coat, light blue scarf and black leather handbag. Read more at Fashionista.
Even before Peng Liyuan became the first lady officially and publicly, Vogue China’s Angelica Cheung was working on an interview. Last week I met with Neiman Marcus, and the discussion also turned to the newly anointed first lady. Read more at WWD.
During the recently concluded China Fashion Week, the hottest looks didn’t appear on any of the runway shows. They weren’t even unveiled in China. They emerged from an airplane door, down metal steps, on to Russian and Tanzanian soil. Read more at People’s Daily.
First lady Peng Liyuan’s choice of home-grown designer brands on her maiden overseas trip with President Xi Jinping has been hailed as a boon for China’s fashion industry, yearning for its own “Jason Wu moment”. Read more at SCMP.
“Chinese people can finally face up to their reflection in the mirror,” a fashion designer said recently of the Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan, on whose trim figure his creations had just been immortalized. Read more at The New Yorker.
As President Xi Jinping and his wife set off on their first state visit, China’s online fashion world began to scrutinize the wardrobe of First Lady Peng Liyuan, a 50-year-old singer. Read more at Time.