Burberry marks year of financial growth with new stores worldwide

Following the successful implementation of core business strategies in 2014 that included launching a new fragrance, relaunching heritage products, and upgrading its mobile platform, British luxury fashion and accessories brand Burberry is closing the year with a 14% underlying growth revenue and an overall outperformance across its digital channels. However,...

Michael Kors to open flagship store in China

American fashion brand Michael Kors has unveiled plans for its first flagship store in China. Located in Shanghai’s Jing An Kerry Centre, the new 6,000-foot retail space will be designed by Kors’ in-house team in collaboration with New York-based architectural firm KPF, and it will feature elements inspired by Michael...

Armani announces first residential project in China

The Armani Group has partnered with the Mind Group to develop a luxury residential project in Chengdu in southwest China. Known as ‘Art Residence’, the development will be located near the city’s fashionable Jinjiang district and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. The project will comprise...

Designs for new Shanghai’s Bund Finance Centre unveiled

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio have today unveiled the first images for their jointly designed Bund Finance Centre, a new mixed-use 420,000-square-metre development in Shanghai. The project will comprise eight buildings (including two 180-metre towers) and combines offices, a hotel, a cultural centre, retail spaces and a large public...

Alexander Wang unveils new Tokyo store

New York-based fashion designed Alexander Wang has unveiled his first freestanding store in Tokyo on 5 October 2013. Located in the city’s Aoyama district, the new store occupies 345 square meters across three floors that make available the entire Alexander Wang men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, the T by Alexander Wang...

UNStudio to Design Yongjia World Trade Center in Wenzhou, China

Architecture practice UNStudio was recently announced as the winner of the competition to design the Yongjia World Trade Center in Wenzhou, the Chinese city in the Yangtze River Delta region. Located in the Oubei Sanjiang Area of Wenzhou, the concept proposes five towers ranging between 146 and 287 meters that...

Herzog & de Meuron to design M+ museum in Hong Kong

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has appointed architecture practices Herzog & de Meuron and TFP Farrells to design the M+, the new Hong Kong museum for visual culture. Scheduled for completion in 2017, the new museum will have a focus on 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and...

Dior to Stage Couture Show in Shanghai

Confirming that the Chinese market for luxury goods is a strong force to reckon with, French fashion label Christian Dior will stage a couture show to unveil its Spring/Summer 2013 collection in Shanghai on 30 March. This is the second time Dior has presented its haute couture range in the...

Dalian International Conference Centre by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Austrian architecture practice Coop Himmelb(l)au has completed the Dalian International Conference Center in China. Located by the harbour in the city of Dalian (located in the southernmost part of the Liaodong Peninsula in the Liaoning Province), the building features a sweeping, faceted facade and, on the inside, a 1600-seat theatre...