In honour of our February 2017 issue, BAZAAR celebrates the top Chinese models who have made their mark in the realm of fashion, and paved the way for little girls who aspire to represent Asian beauty in the industry. Their long list of accomplishments in their fashion-heavy resumé is a true testament to their power and longevity in the ever-growing industry. These are the names you must know:
Xiao Wen Ju
Her adorable eyes, mega-watt smile, and porcelain smooth complexion has made her the go-to girl for beauty. Respectively, Chanel and Dior’s beauty line, MAC, and L’Oreal have all gotten her on board, showcasing their products through campaigns and videos.
Her fresh face and vibrant demeanour are a perfect representation of a New Yorker’s upbeat vibes. On top of walking for big names in fashion like Chanel and Viktor&Rolf, she’s a regular face at NYFW, appearing numerous times on the runway for designers such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Diane von Furstenberg, and Ralph Lauren.
Having graced the catwalks of both luxury and mass brands like Salvatore Ferragamo and Victoria’s Secret, Ming Xi is a truly a versatile beauty.
Arguably the most famous Chinese model of the lot, Liu Wen has walked numerous catwalks from Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Chanel. She was the first Asian model chosen to represent Estée Lauder, and was selected to represent H&M’s “New Icons” because of her notable street-style.
Sun Fei Fei
Fei Fei’s unique features have made her a hot fashion favourite. After countless fashion editorials and runway shows, this Chinese beauty shows no sign of stopping, having appeared on Alexander Wang’s “Do Something” campaign, Chanel beauty line’s campaign, and most notably Prada’s campaigns.
The face of Shiseido has walked for Victoria’s Secret and Chanel, on top of appearing in campaigns for Banana Republic and Bloomingdale’s. Guess she has her incredible genetic makeup to thank for.
This newcomer has taken the fashion runways by storm, strutting down the catwalks for luxury houses like Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Giambattista Valli and the Prada men’s show too in recent seasons.
Another fresh face in the fashion mix, this cherubic beauty with stunning features has conquered fashion shows and appeared on shows like Chloe, Maison Margiela, and Alexander McQueen.
By Syed Zulfadhli