The surprising way Yabi merges subculture with mainstream fashion for China’s Gen Z – bridging the gap between niche and mainstream

Peng He China Market Analysis

The term Yabi (亚比) refers to hardcore subculture advocates who incorporate its aesthetics into their daily lifestyle, especially in fashion. Inspired by subcultures like punk, goth, hippie, grunge, and cyberpunk. 78.6% of Yabi audience is from Gen Z. Yabi’s rise in the fashion domain marks a transformative phase with a remarkable 436% increase from Q4 2022 to Q4 2023. It’s redefining …

Regional Dressing in Chengdu: Emerging Fashion Epicenter in China

Shilin Song China Market Analysis

Chengdu, with its population of 21 million, is rapidly emerging as a pivotal hub for global fashion brands. This city is an attractive alternative to the oversaturated markets of Shanghai and Beijing, offering fresh opportunities in the fashion industry. This analysis delves into the burgeoning fashion trends within the dynamic Sichuan-Chongqing region. Anchored by Chengdu’s rich historical heritage and its …

China Fashion Frontier: Genderless Fashion Discussions Doubled on Social Media

Shilin Song China Market Analysis

China’s fashion landscape has witnessed a transformative shift in recent years, as the lines distinguishing men’s and women’s wear have increasingly blurred. Genderless, or gender-neutral fashion, emerges not just as a fleeting trend but as a potent statement of individuality and cultural evolution. Mentions of this fashion-forward movement on the influential platform Red (Xiaohongshu) have seen a surge, doubling in …

China Fashion Trend: Maillard Style Surges with +28,900% Uptick on Social Media

Shilin Song China Market Analysis

The “Maillard Style“: A culinary-inspired fashion sensation, this trend, reminiscent of the browning reaction observed in steaks, witnessed an astounding surge in August, seeing a +28,900% increase in mentions on Red/Xiaohongshu. In this edition of our micro trend report, we delve into: The analysis is empowered by Doris, WalktheChat In-house A.I. Social Listening Tool. “Maillard style” draws inspiration from the …

Navigating the Post-COVID Handbag Market in China: Trends and Insights

Shilin Song China Market Analysis

As the world emerges from the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s crucial to examine how various industries have been reshaped by this unprecedented event. In particular, the handbag industry in China has witnessed significant transformations over the past two years. In today’s article, we will delve into: The analysis is empowered by Doris, WalktheChat In-house A.I. Social Listening Tool. …

Handbag Micro Trend: Gen-Z and Millenials Embracing New Vintage Trends in China

Shilin Song China Market Analysis

As the epicenter of the worldwide luxury market, Chinese consumer preferences and tastes are constantly evolving. In this report, our primary focus lies on the emerging New Vintage style, which experienced a remarkable surge in mentions (+8086%) on Xiaohongshu in July compared to the prior month. This analysis delves into various aspects, including the latest geographical distribution among consumers, age-related …