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BIG PICTURE

Shanghai Tang: Design Entanglements

by Don J. Cohn


Tang jacket by Chen Yu for Shanghai Tang, April 2006. Courtesy Shanghai Tang.

Riding the crest of the Chinese economic heat wave, Hong Kong-based Shanghai Tang has pointed its wand at the contemporary art world, aiming to strike magic.

The fashion and lifestyle emporium's latest of many daring thrusts into Chinese culture in its attempt to mint the first international Chinese brand transcending China kitsch and upmarket tourist souvenirs, Shanghai Tang's Spring/Summer 2006 collection is the product of a series of partnerships between theā€¦

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