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.
Here’s a little sneak-peek at next weeks denim street shot report from Beijing! Love her vintage denim vest with leather collar by Big John and his casual skater look.