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Photographers capture the rise of South Korea's 'loner' culture

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a striking image by Korean photographer Nina Ahn , a solitary figure stands by a window, street lights glimmering around her. Another shows a woman in her 20s sitting alone on a guardrail beside an empty highway in Seoul.<p>The photographs are intended to capture the loneliness of South …

South Korea

Too smart, too successful: Mongolia’s superwomen struggle to find husbands

Highly educated women far outnumber men in the capital – making it difficult for them to find a partner<p>At the UB comedy club at the back of a bar in central Ulaanbaatar, the audience is overwhelmingly female. Groups of smartly dressed women, just out of the office, sip from bottles of beer while …

Mongolia

Is Xi’an China’s Luxury City of the Future?

Rich transportation links and richer disposable incomes suggest Xi’an might be the city of the future for China’s luxury industry. Following in the …

5 Surprising Facts on the Consumption Habits of China’s Post-00s Generation

In 2018, the first of China’s 147 million citizens born after the year 2000 reached adulthood. A new report co-released by Tencent Social Ads and the …

Chengdu: the most fashionable city in China, say local style leaders who make their own rules

Fil Xiaobai is a cool girl. The kind of girl whose style – a mix of designer labels and high-street fashion, sparkles and combat boots, funky hair …

The business of dealing with China's cheating husbands

Yao was happily married for more than a decade. Then last January, just before the Chinese New Year, she received a phone call.<p>“It was a young woman. She said my husband was not going on vacation with me and the children, because he was going to be with her,” Yao said. She declined to give her full …

Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress

BEIJING — China’s vibrant technology scene is searching for people like Shen Yue. Qualifications: Must be attractive, know how to charm socially awkward programmers and give relaxing massages.<p>Ms. Shen is a “programmer motivator,” as they are known in China. Part psychologist, part cheerleader, the …

China

How millennials are changing home design

You won’t be hard-pressed to find an article about the next industry Millennials are killing. As more of them become homeowners, it’s no surprise …

Dashboard Design User Experience Guidelines

Systems are becoming more integrated and able to relay back qualitative, and more often quantitative, data at various degrees of frequency and …

To Appeal to Customers Back Home, Chinese Fast Fashion Launches in London

Urban Revivo’s London expansion may be more about shoppers in Beijing than Britain.<p>As China’s inexorable rise as an economic power gains momentum, nearly every industry is changing to reflect the increased cache of Chinese companies. Manufacturing, tech, transportation, and clean energy: The …

How Muslim Women Use Fashion To Exert Political Influence

The rebellious potential of an apparently conservative style<p>I have been researching Muslim women’s fashion since 2004. My comparative investigation has taken me to three locations: Tehran, Iran; Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and Istanbul, Turkey. While there have been studies of Muslim women’s clothing in …

Future of Sustainability 2018

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The Rise of the Plus-Size Face

A plus-size model starring in a plus-size fashion campaign is to be expected. A plus-size model in a non-plus-size fashion campaign, a little less so (though, thanks to the recent movement propelled by mass-market brands and select designers, that may become the norm sooner than we think). But a …

Plus Size

Blog

Emerging Forms and Future Evolutions of New Retail<p>When Amazon Go was first launched in 2016, it was thought by many to be something futuristic, …

eCommerce

Keeping Pace With the Changing Chinese Consumer

In this month’s China Edit, as Chinese consumer confidence reaches a 10-year high, some trends are worth watching for fashion and beauty</b> …

These will be the 5 biggest food trends in 2018, according to Waitrose

The research combines a survey of 2,000 consumers, Waitrose sales stats, and the predictions of in-house experts to analyse shopping, eating, drinking, and cooking habits.<p>Last year the report predicted that Hawaiian poke, lighter eating, gourmet meal kits, vegetable-flavoured yoghurt, botanical …

Food

Decoding the Travelling Chinese Consumer

BoF spoke with several travelling Chinese shoppers from a range of demographics at luxury shopping meccas in and around London.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> …

Louis Vuitton

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China’s 2,000-year path to the top of the economic heap, in one chart

The United States, in the eyes of some of its key allies around the world, doesn’t enjoy the economic heft it once did. In fact, according to a …

Economic Data

Anti-pollution skincare: Does it really work and what are the best products to protect skin?

Everything you should know<p>We know pollution is a killer, with over 40,000 related deaths reported last year in the UK alone. It's not just our lives …

Skin Care

The real problem with that Google employee’s viral anti-diversity memo is bigger than Silicon Valley

A Google employee created an uproar this weekend when his manifesto about criticizing the company’s diversity initiatives went viral among employees. The senior software engineer claimed the diversity programs discriminated against employees like himself by creating an “ideological echo chamber …

Silicon Valley

What Does 'Community' Mean?

The term’s evolution makes a nice metaphor for the rise of American individualism—and the decline of trust in American institutions.<p>For much of the 20th century, if you asked someone to define “community,” they’d very likely give you an answer that involved a physical location. One’s community …

Media Industry

What China’s Social Media Crackdown Means for Fashion

In this month’s China Edit, over 60 entertainment sites have been shut down as the country’s new cyber security law comes into effect.<p><b>SHANGHAI, China</b> …

China

WeChat Stores Are China’s Latest Luxury Craze

Brands like Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger are now selling directly to Chinese consumers via WeChat.<p><b>SHANGHAI, China</b> — Within minutes of meeting someone …

eCommerce

WeChat 101 for Western marketers

The ingredients for brand engagement are there, but take some extra effort says Forward3D's Richard Brosgill.

Brand Management

Op-Ed | What You Don’t Know About American Millennials

Brands that understand our poly-identification, indefinite optimism and elevated baselines will win big with millennials in the US, says Jasmine Bina.<p>…

Peter Thiel

China’s Fashion Giants Get Sophisticated

Global fashion brands are facing increased competition as China’s large domestic players invest heavily in branding and retail experience in a bid to …

China

Heineken Ad Shows Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Commercial How It’s Done

Pepsi may have botched their attempt at getting political in their advertising — the brand's controversial commercial featuring Kendall Jenner is now …

14 Psychological Forces That Make Good People Do Bad Things

Dr. Travis Bradberry shares 14 forces that trick good people into doing bad things. Learn them before they catch you by surprise.<p>Given the right circumstances, good people can get caught up in some very bad things. More often than not, psychology is to blame.<p>When it comes to unethical behavior, …