We love Shanghai. And with top-notch cocktail bars, off-the-hook restaurants and fabulous nights out hitting the tiles, how could you not? Here's this year's shortlist, with nominees hand-picked by our editors, for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016. Want to spread the love? Click here to vote for your city favourites – shortlisted or not!
JUMAstudio is a globally-inspired fashion brand with oh-so-stylish accessories conceived by brother and sister design dream-team Jamil and Alia Juma. The pair draw upon their lifelong experiences around the world to come up with signature lines of dynamic prints that belong in every city fashionista’s closet.
Pinyin Press uniquely captures China’s vibrant culture through hand-designed prints and illustrations of small but symbolic bits of local life. From baozi and bicycles to lucky cats and noodle bowls, designer Sarah Armstrong turns everyday things into artful items and patterns we can’t get enough of.
Les Petites Shanghaiennes
Les Petites Shanghaiennes blend French design with inspiration from Shanghai’s most emblematic areas into covetable accessories embellished with evocative names. Each individually handcrafted item is quintessentially feminine, for looks ranging chic to pastoral. Von Yong Atelier Ever-aware of the freshest urban trends, Von Yong refashions classic looks with modern fit and form for menswear that stylists can’t ignore.
Iranian designer Nasim Sehat brings bold and experimental styles to Shanghai via her super-alternative glasses brand Biz Eyes. With inspiration pulled from modern metropolis culture, her 3D printed geometric designs are a genuinely avant-garde fashion statement.
Young Chinese Blood
This locally born-and-bred men’s lifestyle brand is dedicated to Shanghai style old-school and new, with great concern for quality and detail. Always current and unapologetically sophisticated, Y.C.B. define what it means to be dapper in our urban environment.