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Online retailer Yoox Group has just added five Chinese designers to thecorner.com, a sub-site that showcases a roster of brands through their own personal mini-stores. (It helps to think of the whole thing as the Russian nesting dolls of e-commerce, because it's kind of confusing.) The collections will be up at thecorner.com.cn through spring of 2012, with 18 or so pieces for each designer up for grabs.
The designers—Uma Wang, Christine Lau, Riko Manchit Au, Shangguan Jie, and Zou You—are all Vogue China-editor approved, as they've been dubbed the "Vogue Talents Corner" and will be featured in the January 2012 issue under the spotlight of "New Chinese Energy." Consider it the Chinese equivalent to the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund category on thecorner, which if you didn't know, offers first access to those collections.
· Yoox Samples Chinese Labels Online [WSJ]
· Vogue China, Thecorner.com Fete Designers [WWD]
· thecorner.com.cn [Official Site]