Whether Mao's was the original sin or suit, fact is his liquidation of the individual through repeated political and cultural shockwaves and unisex has in the past decade undeniably led to an explosion of individuality and creativity across China's first-tier cities.
"Leading by example": The demolition of Beijing's hutongs. Stripping the inner city of its core urban culture aimed to facilitate the introduction of a uni-sized business "ecology". Architecture as a government tool in both China's national image-crafting and modern mindset-creating.
The Jasmine Sour Collection presents an assemblage of China Propaganda wealth and wisdom. Raise the red lantern, it's lit!
Physically, pole dance is about tenacity and tolerance. Socially, the art is often about prurient prejudice, still. What about the Chinese POV?
It can prove quite the tightrope-walk balancing the obscure and the socially acceptable, separating the earnestly edgy wheat from the gratuitously provocative chaff. Xiaowu Zheng, though, is legit.
China’s various traditional minority dress and lifestyle codes have had an extensive influence on urban culture nationwide.
Far from the conventional urban Chinese background, increasing public curiosity stumbles across the highly individual views of Shanghai's vibrant LGBTQ community.
Art represents the Zeitgeist. When it comes to China’s younger generations, contempo fashion illustrations reflect the spirit of the society as much as they do the actual pieces on the catwalk.
Photographer Laurent Hou explains, "People you photograph expose themselves and their way of life to you and your lens, but you too expose yourself to them." It's all about the vice versa of the visual arts.
Founded by brothers Arthur and Tom Bray together with Eri Ali, Yeti Out has become one of the best known DJ crews for youth nightlife and fashion marketing activations in Greater China.