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china's youth breaking through the great firewall

In the latest instalment of Global Street Style, i-D gets to know Shanghai's bold new generation of artists, designers and musicians working their way around China's Great Firewall.

by i-D Staff
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16 February 2018, 12:15am

With a strong focus on nurturing local sounds and producing new aesthetics, youth in China are determined, VPN-savvy and creatively thriving. Forward-thinking music and fashion collectives like Asian Dope Boys and Genome 6.66 Mbp are bringing an energetic new Chinese crowd into the clubs, whilst young designers and stylists, like Joey and Yin, are flipping the Made In China label on its head by utilising access to factories to create their own clothing lines. With no cultural nostalgia, and a bright future ahead of them, i-D meets the unstoppable creative youthquake of Shanghai.