Significantly worse in China though. In American cities like NY and SF, the fashion scene is much more developed. Of course there are brand name whores that don’t have a clue, but on the other hand you will find many trendy, unique individuals. You rarely find the latter in China. It’s developing here slowly though like in BJ and SH. http://www.stylites.net/
This would be the typical Chinese sentiment. Degrees are highly valued here, but in actuality they are just fancy sheets of paper that often don’t correlate to actual ability.