givenchy spring couture model identification
by Jeremy Danté
what yo’ name iz? ming xi of ford, hye park of trump, liu wen & ai tominaga of marilyn management
front: shu pei of next, tao okamoto of ford, fei fei sun of women, jiang xiao yi of silent, so young kang of marilyn, du juan of IMG
as the house of givenchy continues to lead the pack with a brilliantly executed design direction for the SS11 haute couture season, 10 asian female models were cast in this stunning set of couture & models. the influence asia has projected onto the international fashion market in the last six months is staggering, with high end luxury retailers opening stores in the droves, this collection by ricardo tisci solidifies the height of this era. while some females that were cast are, or should be familiar, a few new faces are seen as well; liu wen is seen in the back row, third from left & has made history as the first east asian female model to book an estee lauder contract. while tao okamoto has blazed trails in fashion as a prominent japanese female model since she was signed to elite back in 2006. since then tao has signed with ford. fei fei sun, shu pei, jian xiao 7 so young kang have all appeared here along with editorial appearances for numero china & numero tokyo. this is a historical move for models of color & a beautiful concept that was exectuted wonderfully. one thing i admire & respect of the house of givenchy is their fearlessness to break barriers. beautiful details can be seen from a distance & this is a first look at the complete SS11 collection. a beautiful preview, completely inspiring. i am completely stunned & intensely inspired.