INSPIRATION | STYLITES.NET : ‘THE SARTORIALIST OF BEIJING’

Recently, I’ve become fascinated with the emergent Chinese ‘scene’, and this blog is a gem I discovered while doing some recon.  Stylites.net is the work of Nels Frye, a Bostonian in Beijing, who’s also the editor-in-Chief of China’s LifeStyle magazine and the co-founder of Sen Li and Frye, a menswear and tailoring boutique in Beijing, (I know, kind of makes me feel like a chump). The blog itself, written in English and Chinese, is dedicated to the street style and fashion scene in Beijing. Given it’s Sartorialist-like quality, Stylites is, as one might expect, full of interesting characters.  However, unlike other street photogs, Frye tends to dwell on his subjects a bit longer, revealing more narrative about the people, events, or trends that he’s focused on, (like this post where he chases the leopard print trend through Beijing).

Frye’s talent as a photographer and the Chinese style scene make for a refreshing and engrossing read.  I won’t pretend to have any experience within China’s fashion scene, but if this blog is any indication, it seems fearless but also quite classy.  I’ve posted a few of my favorite shots below, and recommend adding Stylites to your Reeder [sic] for daily dose of something off the beaten path. – M

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2 Responses to “INSPIRATION | STYLITES.NET : ‘THE SARTORIALIST OF BEIJING’”
  1. pmg says:

    nice. it'll be interesting to see what comes out of china as the country matures into full-fledged capitalist greed. let's hope it's a counterpoint to the Japanese perspective.

  2. M says:

    @PMG My reason for writing was to celebrate Beijing style and culture, not identify it as a symptom of capitalist greed. But thanks for reading.

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