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#03 CHINA

Discover Fashion designer Masha Ma’s China in the third edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Alexandre Guirkinger

On our third stop on the Tudor Style File world tour, we bring you an insider’s take on Shanghai’s top shopping, sip the best tea in China and reveal which buidling Beijingers call ‘the big underpants’.

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Andy Barter

Fashion designer Masha Ma pauses to reflect on China’s best addresses

Fashion designer Masha Ma reveals how and where to spend quality time in China, from sipping flower tea in Beijing to checking out local fashion labels in Shanghai.

CCTV Building

40 MIN

Beijingers have nicknamed the huge, angular arch of OMA’s CCTV HQ ‘the big underpants’. Go show some respect to the tower’s vast overhang, and the fabulous silhouette that it casts over the Beijing CBD skyline.

East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road, Beijing

Antique market

2 HRS

Beijing

D Lounge

2 HRS

Set in a converted factory, the lounge is both a contemporary art gallery and the sexiest, most New York-ish bar in the capital. Sip on a Saketini or a stomach-lining Element Sour and watch Beijing’s beautiful people.

Gongti Beilu, Sanlitun Nan Lu

Sanlitun Village

3 HRS

So vast it’s split into North and South zones. High end - Lanvin, and Moncler in the north, Uniqlo and Lacoste in the south.

Gongtibei Road, Chaoyang, Beijing

Dashanzi Art District

4 HRS

Beijing’s amazing Dashanzi factory complex, also known as the 798 Art Zone, is a thriving artistic community with bookshops, cafés, studios and galleries. We recommend a visit to the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in a fab Bauhaus building.

Alleys 2 and 4, Jiuxianqiao Lu

PuLi Hotel & Spa

48 HRS

Located in Shanghai, The PuLi offers an urban oasis where design and architecture blend seamlessly into a luxurious experience.

ChangDe Road, JingAn District

FASHION DESIGNER MASHA MA PAUSES TO REFLECT ON CHINA’S BEST ADDRESSES

Having established her credentials during a critically acclaimed catwalk show at London Fashion week, Central Saint Martins graduate Masha Ma now divides her time between Beijing and Paris. The Chinese-born fashion designer remains fiercely proud of her roots, thrilling to the accelerated development and constantly evolving landscape of China’s big cities. Ma still keeps an atelier in the eternally fashionable Bund area of Shanghai, notable for its mix of new hotels and old colonial-era buildings. She also knows her way around the hippest cocktail bars, antique shops, galleries and modern architecture of Beijing. Her personal city tours preach a healthy appreciation of traditional Chinese aesthetics and fiercely contemporary references. Ask her to recommend somewhere for a drink and she might suggest a dirty Martini at Beijing’s super-luxe D Lounge or a Yunnan-sourced packet of exotic tea purchased from a local supermarket. Her favourite buildings? ‘I love the traditional architecture in China,’ she says. ‘It’s totally unique. Chinese buildings have a very specific balance to their shape and structure. Which is why I am also a fan of OMA’s amazing CCTV tower.’ Ma’s approach to fashion is every bit as eclectic and East/West cosmopolitan. The young designer, who has been shortlisted for many awards and won the 2009 Mouse Ji International Innovation prize, describes her womenswear collections as ‘semi-couture’; bold and intricate designs that enhance the female form with swagger and grace. ‘Modern femininity is what is missing in fashion right now,’ she says. ‘Fashion can be beautiful and feminine. Chinese women are undeniably strong, sophisticated, dedicated … and never silenced.’

A HYMN TO FEMININE BEAUTY

The TUDOR Clair de Rose line is a hymn to feminine beauty. As its name suggests, it takes its inspiration from a world of reverie and moonlit nights and transports us into a delicate and sophisticated universe. The centre seconds hand in the form of a cut-out TUDOR rose lends captivating and infinite charm to the timepiece.

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#04 BRAZIL

Discover architect Juan Pablo Rosenberg’s Brazil in the fourth edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Vava Ribeiro

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#05 SWEDEN

DISCOVER DESIGNER SUSANNA WÅHLIN’S SWEDEN IN THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Elisabeth Toll

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#06 GERMANY

DISCOVER PERFUMER GEZA SCHOEN’S GERMANY IN THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Noshe

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#07 ITALY

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER MASSIMO ALBA’S ITALY IN THE SEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Riccardo Bagnoli

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#08 SWITZERLAND

DISCOVER ARCHITECTS BÉNÉDICTE MONTANT AND CARMELO STENDARDO’S SWITZERLAND IN THE EIGHTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Daniel Stier

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#09 JAPAN

DISCOVER HAT MAKER GRIS UCHIYAMA’S JAPAN IN THE NINTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Takashi Osato

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#10 USA

DISCOVER GALLERISTS STEVE PULIMOOD AND PAYAL PAREKH’S USA IN THE TENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Jeremy Liebman

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#11 HUNGARY

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER LUU ANH TUAN’S HUNGARY IN THE ELEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Carol Sachs

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#12 UK

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER CHARLIE CASELY-HAYFORD’S UK IN THE TWELFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Leon Chew

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#01 FRANCE

Even seasoned travellers welcome the insight of the right sort of local, a gently guiding hand in new territories or a fresh take on the familiar. With this in mind, we’ve put together a series of Style Files, country-specific, cliché-dodging dossiers and in-the-field notes for the contemporary explorer who really knows where they are going.

Discover designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s France in the first edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Andy Barter

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#02 AUSTRALIA

Discover Architects Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth’s Australia in the second edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Jordan Graham