Tag: shu pei


a leader in fashion regality, vera wang’s summer/spring campaign is almost as stunning as the spring collection. from vera’s ready-to-wear to her A-list bridal wear, her entire fashion catalog for the spring was shot in this beautiful, majestic campaign starring asian female model, shu pei. as an asian fashion designer, i love that vera cast asian models this season, as this definitely drives the presence of ethnic models in the luxury market. for the past year, asia has had an increased amount of press considering the heightened demands in their luxury market. as a strong point for asia, the throngs of asian designers looking to enter the asian market are bossing up in their appeal for the consumer market in surprising ways.

for the spring season of ready-to-wear collection, wang pulled inspiration from eighteenth century wallpaper. a move which seen her ready-to-wear collection sprawling with beautiful details & combined with waves of tulle, a design signature of her famed bridal collection. from the collections, despite them being on separate divides of fashion; the campaign is a culmination of wang’s exquisite taste. what i love most about vera is her ability to combine sophistication with trend that would be well received by a younger demographic. even in her well versed skills of appealing to a younger consumer base, it never feels as though she isolating the more upscale demographic, or the more mature. overall, the collection is angelic & delicate, much like the collection. the choice to shoot in doors, against larger windows- as you can see the outside elements; provides that feel of spring. beautifully executed & thoughtful campaign. [source]

editorialesque » tao oakmoto, fei fei sun, shu pei + liu wen for v

for the pages of V magazine’s first ever asian issue, top asian female models tao okamoto, fei fei sun, shu pei & liu wen all appear through the lens of terry tsiolis for this girls on top editorial. poised for career longevity of true supermodels, each girl has had noted success on the runway, through editorial & on the campaign circuit. represented by ford, tao okamoto has been a forerunner as an asian female model, being of japanese decent & having booked every runway show from chanel to yigal azrouël. in the game since ’06, tao is a regular in american vogue & has booked campaigns with the gap, ralph lauren, kenzo, kenneth cole, zac posen & uniqlo throughout her career. fei fei sun is still considerably new to model but has made a large impact on the model front, appearing for british vogue, vogue japan, vogue china, vogue korea, elle china, marie claire china & american vogue; rapidly building a presence on the editorial circuit. represented by women model management & modeling since 2008, fei fei already ranks as fashion’s no. 31 female model within the top 50.  represented by next models ny, shu pei hit the scene & hard when she began modeling in 2007. debuting on the runways of new york fashion week for rachel roy & malandrino, fei fei modeled alongside tao for the gap FW10 campaign & has also earned a cosmetic contract with maybelline while securing campaign bookings for espirit & vera wang. quite possibly the biggest & brightest asian female model star of the moment is liu wen. represented by marilyn management, liu wen began modeling in her native of china in 2005 & rapidly rose to fame working with a number of chinese based fashion & beauty publications, only to become signed by the marilyn agency in their paris division. on the runway, liu was quickly closing shows in milan while walking for burberry & soon the campaigns came crashing in. campaigns with calvin klein, DKNY & historically, her contract with estée lauder soon followed as liu became the first asian victoria’s secret angel to appear on the runway- all while securing regular editorial appearances in french vogue, british vogue, vogue china & american vogue. dubbed the girls on top, their stats & bookings leave no room for criticism or argument. i love the images & think each of these girls has more than secured a future in fashion modeling. appearing together for the historical givenchy haute couture collection january of this year, it seems as though the fashion industry is finally allowing diversity to be represented much more freely. styled by jay massacret, with hair & make-up by esther langham & yadim, these girls should be, without a doubt on your radar. this marks a new ear in modeling. 

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fall shwpckg: next models, new york

as a progressive agency representing the best of the best for the future of high end fashion, next models ny has unleashed some of the baddest chicks in the game since they opened their doors in 1989. with 15 top ranked females sitting pretty on the agencies women’s board, these girls pack a powerful punch on the runways. anja rubik, karlie kloss, abbey lee, catherine mcneil, tatiana cotliar, shu pei, kendra spears, hailey clauson & zuana bijoch are names we’ve seen plastered on billboards, walking the runway for dior, chanel campaigns left & right- but the true star of this year is arizona muse. she has had an incredible rise landing a YSL campaign & italian vogue one month in to 2011. no dobut in my mind she will be one to watch on the runway along with our usual slayers karlie kloss, anja rubik & abbey lee. im also expecting big things on the runway & beyond for ms. shu pei, who recently booked the SS11 vera wang campaign as well as the givenchy couture presentation.  

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spring couture collections: givenchy

in a historical booking of an all asian cast, ricardo tisci tops himself, creatively, in producing a collection inspired by japan & does so stunningly. ming xi, hye park, liu wen, ai tominaga, shu pei, tao okamoto, fei fei sun, jian xiao, so young kang & du juan were all booked for this historical collection that sees femininity being attached to distinct japanese aesthetics. combining elements of samurai warriors & geisha girls, tisci ditches his skulls & goth inspiration for a clean redefinition of style, poise & perfection with this collection. without a doubt, the best of the season; the house of givenchy continues to consistently create, produce & present groundbreaking concepts & jaw dropping glamour while paving the way for a new era in fashion. i cannot say enough, this is what haute couture is all about. consistenting of 10 looks, the house of givenchy has contributed largely to the rise & refining of exclusivity for the haute couture industry. shown in an exclusive presentation style format. beautiful from model to garment, imaginative & creative with an artistic touch unmatched by any other.

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givenchy spring couture model identification

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.

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shu pei for vera wang, spring

represented by next models ny, chinese female model, shu pei, is the face of vera wang for the summer/spring 2011 season. seen here are images that were shot in promotion of the ready-to-wear collection, eyewear collection & bridal collections designed by vera wang. the images are fitting for the label & i love that vera wang, as a chinese/american womenswear designer, has opted to go with a chinese model. as popularly discussed in both writing & verbally during my weekly fashion report segment; the rising demand for luxury in asia is directly influencing the world of fashion. from oriental inspired collections for the house of louis vuitton, to the casting of more asian female models- it’s really a special time for ethnic models & designers alike. beautifully shot by carter smith, styling for the campaign was done by lori goldstein. a fitting campaign for the wang label.

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editorialesque » shu pei for vogue china beauty

shot by regan cameron, shu pei of next models ny. the chinese female model shines in the beauty focused editorial for the pages of vogue china’s january issue. i love that each of the shots that were included in the feature are associated through beauty, but provide artistic versatility both photographically & model performance. shu pei has become a favorite in the pages of vogue china in addition to regular spots for both chinese elle & harper’s bazaar. over the course of 2010, shu has appeared for the pages of vogue china over nine times, including her booking of the publication’s september issue. you might recognize shu from her recent campaign booking she landed for the gap & her maybelline cosmetics contract which makes her a main face for the brand. a great spread which showcases pei’s model talents & cleanly allows her to enter at the top of the new year.

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