Christopher Bu Q&A

Days before leading Chinese actress and fashion icon Fan Bingbing attends the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where she will be honored by The Hollywood Reporter as International Artist of the Year, Jing Daily has a chat with Christopher Bu, Fan’s former stylist cum fashion designer responsible for some of her most attention-grabbing red carpet ensembles.

Prior to launching his eponymous label in 2011, Bu had already carved out a name for himself as a stylist to the stars, most notably Fan. Shortly after, Bu experienced a Jason Wu moment when Fan wore one of his couture creations, a dramatic red gown embroidered with white cranes, to the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Now, two years later, he has opened his first retail shop in Beijing, dedicated to his ready-to-wear-line Chris by Christopher Bu. Jing Daily and Bu discuss the designer’s retail strategy, proclivity for colorful patterns, and transition from styling sets to crafting couture.

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