Sabine Ichikawa is a French emerging scholar in business history, since 2012. After working in the fashion and luxury industry for twenty-five years in several countries, in fashion design and brand management, she did her Ph.D. at EHESS in Paris on the re-emergence of the Chinese fashion system and its relation to Japan. She is interested in fashion as part of the creative industries, and focuses on the environment required for creative brands to emerge. Her research is global, comparative, and interdisciplinary, drawing a frame of analysis from mature fashion theories, markets and companies, from the West and Japan, to observe the evolution of Chinese fashion. She is currently based in Shanghai.