Tag: asian male model

editorialesque » jimmy kim for numéro homme china

with asian model presence increasing, the luxury demand from sales figures to fashion publications in asia are being felt stronger than ever before. creatively, as well as literally, chinese style publications are coming out swinging for the SS11 season- as seen here for numero homme china. styled by joseph carle, shot by mei yuan gui, jimmy kim appears as an editorial fisherman. through thoughtful execution, kim appears surprisingly masculine while clad in silk scarves, transparent overalls & jewel toned blazers. as one of the strongest debut issues, im incredibly impressed at how quickly & well numéro homme china has emerged. being that many of the male models are still, exclusively, represented in china- it will be interesting to see how well each model, male & female will fare in the revolving door of high fashion. definitely a major time for diversity in high fashion & an exciting time for us who have been anticipating the change. great spread, very well produced.

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godfrey gao for numéro homme china

appearing for the debut issue of numero homme china, taiwanese male model godfrey gao appears for a stunning greyscaled cover shot by fan xin. you might recognize gao from his recent contracted campaign spot for louis vuitton, as he is the labels first ever male asian face. hailing from canada, godfrey grew up in vancouver after moving from taiwan in the 4th grade. growing up in north vancouver, gao has since moved back to taiwan & taken advantage of opportunities in the entertainment industry. in hopes of better representing asian male talent in the mainstream, gao is also in the works of perfecting both his singing & acting skills. poised to become the world’s first asian male supermodel, the industry has witnessed a spike in asian presence both on & off the runway; with big labels entering into china due to increased luxury demands & models like liu wen landing cosmetic contracts with increased high end presence. gao is among the new crop of asian model talents & im sure you’ll see more of him very soon. put him on your male model radar.   

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editorialesque » zhao lei for vogue hommes japan beauty

zhao lei, represented by wilhelmina models, appears for the spring issue of vogue hommes japan through the lens of ben weller. with hair by tomo jida & styling by shun watanabe, the ‘smooth operator’ themed spread focuses on masculine beauty in the form of flawless skin. one aspect i heavily scrutinize when reviewing beauty shots is the quality of retouching; it’s no secret that high fashion editorial is retouched among many other things that we, as the public, are attracted to. whether you’re zooming in to see pores or if you’re trying to decifer whether or not the make-up ends here & begins there- one things for sure, the concept of men’s beauty will never be as vastly explored as it has been for women. i admire the seen here & applaud the opportunity taken to create a male’s perspective on beauty. good set of images, bold backdrops & yes photoshop.  

imagesource | amb

pre-fall collections: jason wu

i love the pre-fall collection from jason wu. we see a blue, green & black color palette with hints of metallic. the construction of the clothes is heavy on layering & manages to provide a surprisingly chic collection. jason wu has really established himself as a worthy designer in the high end market. for me, he had to work hard to escape the shadow of the whole ‘michelle obama hype’ with the white inauguration dress. his pre-fall collection proves him a worthy player beyond any form of false hope or presidential hype. the collection is very marketable to varied age brackets & the color palette is perfect for fall. again, as many collections for this pre-fall season, the collection is very waist concious. i love it.

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editorialesque » daniel liu hits nyc for gq china

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daniel liu is represented by ford model management.
he appears in a wide range of both casual & dressy looks for GQ china.
daniel is one of the main asian male models representing on the high end front.
also making a cameo in the spread is hana mayeda of marilyn models.
i love the usage of subways signs with chinese characters as well.
photographic credit for this spread to blair getz mezibov.
styling for this edit by  grant pearce.
this is GQ china’s second issue.

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male models by name » daniel liu

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daniel is represented by ford model managment.
great bone structure & dope physique. plus, his hair is ill.

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