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Street art has been growing in popularity among investors around the globe in recent years, but it’s also a category of contemporary art that has been pushing its way to the forefront of Chinese consciousness

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery is giving contemporary art collectors in Asia a taste of the evolution of street art through some of the world’s most prominent influencers in its newest exhibition, They Would Be Kings. In this show, which kicked off yesterday and coincides with Art Basel Hong Kong, works by internationally renowned artist Bansky are on display alongside creations by New York-based KAWS, as well as Keith Haring, Invader, Ron English, and Hong Kong’s own Tsang Tsou Choi, better known as the “King of Kowloon,” made famous for his obsessive urban calligraphy painting from the 1950s onward.

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Keith Haring, Untitled, July 11, 1982. (Courtesy Photo)

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LA Brands to Watch- Cynthia Vincent

If  you’re a bohemian fashion lover living in California, chances are that your closet contains at least one piece by Cynthia Vincent. Although there wasn’t an official announcement, the designer’s namesake label quietly closed last year. “The parent company was sold and my brand was part of the acquisition,” Vincent exclusively tells us. “In an effort to be true to myself, I chose to start anew.”

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Trendsetter, Taylor Swift Shows off For Love and Lemons Bikini

Songstress Taylor Swift doesn’t shy away from showing some serious skin, and her toned physique (looks like she’s still visiting Tracey Anderson on the reg) made a splash on the beach while she and boyfriend Calvin Harris enjoyed a tropical vacation. The reigning queen of the midriff-baring crop top chose a super sexy bikini from celeb-fave brand For Love & Lemons, whose swimwear collection dropped late last year.

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Chinese Website Promotes U.S. Apparel Brands in China

China, with a population of 1.4 billion people, is a burgeoning consumer market where shoppers are hungry for American clothing labels.

With that in mind, Moonbasa, a Chinese website that came online in 2007, launched its Moonbasa USAbranch last year to promote U.S. apparel brands to Chinese shoppers.

Just recently, the website formed a strategic partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce—through the Office of Textiles and Apparel—to get the word out about U.S. brands and beef up U.S. apparel exports to China.

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China Will Completely Dominate Global E-Commerce

In the retailing business, it’s fairly common knowledge that China is home to the world’s most prolific online shoppers. Last year almost 419 million mainlanders made purchases via the Web, more than any other country, and they spent more online than consumers elsewhere by a wide margin ($672 billion, nearly twice U.S. online spending in 2015).

If these facts suggest to you that e-commerce in China has matured and growth is running out of steam as the country’s economy slows, think again.

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Foreign Clothing Brands Thrive in China

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China’s Foreign Clothing Brands are among coffee shops and burger bars that are thriving in China amid the economic slowdown.

According to Reuters, which examined comments or recent statements from 34 publicly-traded foreign companies, these sectors are thriving despite China’s economic slowdown.

Magnus Groth, CEO of SCA Fashion Group H&M, said the rate at which China’s population was shifting from being poor and rural to an urban middle class, was unmatched in other emerging markets, creating huge opportunities for his business.

“It’s going from an investment-led, and industry-led economy to a consumption-led one. And if you look at the consumption piece of GDP that’s actually growing, it’s a good sign,”said Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields.

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See how Moonbasa’s customers in China shop online and in store

Retailers have to be everywhere, all the time, to capture customers. Moonbasa’s online to offline business model shows how it’s done. Watch this informative video.

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China Trade Expansion Accelerates with Moonbasa/ITA Partnership

Moonbasa Inks Partnership with International Trade Administration

For China Trade Expansion

January 19, 2016, Los Angeles – Moonbasa, China’s leading fashion e-commerce platform has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the International Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Moonbasa will work closely with the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) within ITA to promote U.S. apparel exports to China. 

Our partnership with Moonbasa will provide more inclusive technological tools for U.S. companies to make headway in selling to China, and increase their export to this vast market of consumers eager to buy made in USA apparel and products,” said Kim-Bang Nguyen, Director of Export Promotion and Strategic Alliances in OTEXA.

Barbara Graff, Moonbasa Managing Director USA, stated, “We are pleased to enter this partnership with ITA and to work closely with OTEXA to assist in accelerating and supporting the growth of US brands on Moonbasa.com US Brand Mall and Designer Gallery.” Joint activities include a referral program for made in USA brands, marketing and trade show support and sponsored events.

Moonbasa will be exhibiting at WWDMAGIC, February 16-18th in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 73600. www.us.moonbasa.comwww.moonbasausa.com

Media Contact: Vilte S. Rooney vilte@vilteco.com  626.422.3349

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Barbara Fields Buying office aligns with Moonbasa as USA Trend Director

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Barbara Fields Buying Service is now a USA “Trend Director” for Moonbasa, Shanghai. Ms. Fields took her first trip to Shanghai for an overview of the fashions worn in a Chinese metropolis, and for a better understanding of the Moonbasa company project, for both online and offline sales.

Members of the client base are interested in gaining exposure in the Chinese market, and the Moonbasa project is a viable venue.  In her introduction to the crowds at the opening of the Moonbasa Shanghai store, Barbara said, “I want to thank Don Ho for giving my clients in California the opportunity to expand into the Chinese market.  The Chinese market is the largest in the world and I think that everyone would benefit with this kind of cooperative effort.”

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