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March 27, 2008

Fashion week in China :: asian style

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A model parades the latest fashion by young Chinese designers at the opening ceremony of the China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, in Beijing on March 25, 2008. The world’s biggest fashion names are opening up outlets not only in major metropolises such as Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, but also wealthy secondary cities such as Hangzhou and Suzhou, to lure a new generation of brand-mad spenders from the Chinese mainland.

Here are more runway models parading the exotic Chinese duds.

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I love this dress from the Chinese fashion show this week, its Hawt.

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Some more interesting high fashion walking down the runway in China

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a touch of tradition can be seen here

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March 19, 2008

Interview with Photographer Paul Hartnett

Filed under: Celebrities,Photo — Anna @ 8:29 am
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hartnett-dsc_1984.jpgPhotographer Paul Hartnett has been documenting the club scene since before many of our readers were even old enough to sneak out at night. In advance of his upcoming show in February, he kindly granted BigShinyThing an exclusive interview

From the early London punk scene, through Leigh Bowery and the clubs kids, to street culture in Japan and the Asian mainland, Hartnett has been there to capture the look while it’s still fresh and raw. We were keen to ask a few questions of the man who’s seen it all.

BST: You’ve been documenting youth and street culture for over 30 years now. What is it about those worlds that keeps you excited?

PAUL HARTNETT: I started documenting street and club culture at the age of eighteen as a means of social lubrication. I wanted to get close to the key punk players such as Soo Catwoman and Sid Vicious, who lived in the next road to me in West London back then. I wanted to go beyond the visual. A camera seemed a perfect excuse to talk, exchange ideas, develop a rapport. Sometimes there’d be very little beyond the hair spray and eye-liner, sometimes there were all kinds of viewpoints, the most brilliant perspectives.

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