WGSN live from Beijing: founded by the always immaculately turned-out George Wang, T is a modern Japanese restaurant that offers elegant food in an equally elegant environment. And if you consider the regular clientele to be a good reflection of a place, Yohji Yamamoto and his party were having dinner in the room next-door to ours.
Restaurant T, Sino Ocean Office Park, Building C, 10 Jintong West Road, Chaoyang, Beijing
WGSN live from Beijing: if you are in the area, try to catch the Gu Dexing retrospective at the UCCA gallery, which is showing a selection across 30 years of his career.
UCCA, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, 798 Art District, Chaoyang, Beijing
WGSN menswear live from Beijing: Fei Space is a relaxed multi-brand boutique in the 798 art district with a curated feel to match the neighbourhood galleries. British menswear is prominent with Oliver Spencer, Christopher Raeburn and Topman while womenswear includes local brands like Boundless and Zhang Da.
Fei Space, B-01 #4 Jiuxiangqiao Road, Beijing 100015
WGSN menswear live from Beijing: Recently opened by Paul Cheng in the upmarket nightlife area that has developed around the Worker’s Stadium, the Aura store carries a unique offering for local menswear tastes. High-end Japanese, European and domestic brands are carefully curated in a versatile white box space. For Beijing standards the selection is cutting edge and fairly obscure, including brands like Kiroic footwear from Shanghai, Rad Hourani, Belgian designer Jan-Jan van Essche, the Swedish label Obscur, as well as Stratopparel - designed by the store’s co-founder Kelly Li.
Aura, No. 12 Worker’s Stadium, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027
WGSN live from Beijing: another hard-to-find place in the Hutongs, but worth the effort if you are hungry. Susu serves up excellent Vietnamese cuisine, great for lunch or dinner. We thoroughly recommend the snakehead if you like fish and, if you fancy a cocktail, try the Quiet American.
Susu, Qianliang Hutong West Alley No. 10, Beijing
WGSN live from Beijing: tucked away in an alleyway in the Hutongs is this little gem of a boutique hotel. The Orchid has been set up by a husband and wife team from the U.S. and Tibet - a calm backyard oasis with rooms, small private gardens and roof terraces scattered over multiple levels, all built around concepts of sustainability.
The Orchid, #65 Baochao Hutong, Guloudong Dajie, Dongcheng, Beijing
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We love the plaid flannel and cable knit contrast detail on this urban shirt by Youngor Group’s new young brand GY, which taps into this season’s commercial fabric-blocking trend.
WGSN subscribers can look out for our full coverage of the trade show next week!
WGSN menswear live from Beijing: the Delia store is a real find for vintage shopping in the Hutongs. It offers a mix of Japanese and European men’s and women’s clothing and accessories alongside antique furniture, lighting and other decorative objects sourced in and around Beijing.
Delia, No. 52 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing
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WGSN loves OUDIFU’s ovoid piece from its autumn/winter 2012/13 collection. Its sculptural silhouette with a contrast repeat pattern has an organic feel which taps into our Eco Hedonism macro trend.
WGSN menswear live from Beijing: first shots from the 20th anniversary edition of CHIC trade show.