Pretty Pictures: Liu Wen for Vogue China

Liu Wen, Vogue China, fashion magazines, magazine editorial, fashion photography, Hans Feurer, Anne Christensen

Several months ago I started compiling notes and links about some of the new Asian (primarily Chinese) models that had emerged on the fashion scene, to write a post about the invasion of the Asian models and how exciting it was. But I managed to accidentally erase all my notes, and then I got distracted by other things…

Now it seems that the promising appearance of tons of non-white models on the catwalks was nothing but a fickle fashion trend, as the last shows were apparently the whitest since 2008 (84.8% of the models being white.) This is quite depressing, as there is absolutely no reason why the catwalks should be dominated by Caucasians, there is no shortage of beautiful Asian and black girls, and the markets are so focused on China right now, why not have more ethnic girls on the catwalk? Sadly, I think it will be a while before we see more race diversity on the catwalks, and I think it will start when markets start taking a preference to non-white models. For example, if an ad campaign with a Chinese model resulted in more sales in China, I can guarantee that there would be WAY more Chinese girls modeling. But until that happens, I don’t see the likelihood of much change.

Anyway, here is Liu Wen looking fabulous in Vogue China. What a babe, her serious Chinese eyes and crazy full lips are stunning. Photos by Hans Feurer and styling by Anne Christensen.

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See the rest of the shoot on Fashion Gone Rogue.

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  • Jasper

    AMAZING photos, love the asian invasion, love all of this!

  • Irene

    I myself am Chinese and have always wondered since I was a child why there weren’t many Chinese models. I wanted to model, but unfortunately grew up to be a raging 5’4 haha! But I was definately excited when I saw an influx of Asian models on the runway. I remember walking into H&M in the Winter and my eyes were instantly drawn to an ad featuring Fei Fei Sun and Du Juan. It was beautiful to me; real Chinese features. I loved it because they looked so different from the typical “Daria Werbowy” looking models you know? I would also love to see more Indian models as well!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, there is only one Indian model who has made it big (can’t think of her
    name this second…) which is crazy! Hopefully things will slowly start to
    change, but I think it needs to start by coming from the countries where
    these girls are from, if the Indians and Chinese favoured models of their
    own nationality over Caucasian models, then it s guaranteed we’d see more of
    them.

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