Shanghai Chic Hits The Runway

Chinese are flocking to artist Chen Yifei's clothing stores

When Chen Yifei was an art student in New York in the early 1980s, he used to stroll through Manhattan, marveling at the fashions on the street and in the stores. As he admired the clothes, Chen reflected that few people in hometown Shanghai could afford such style. Besides, his compatriots were only just moving out of basic communist blue and gray.

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