Wang Xiao keeps the fire going in the June issue of Vogue China with an editorial of her own titled “Take Cover” by photographer Julia Noni. The sun will not go red giant for another five billion years, which means until then the earth’s inhabitants stand to benefit from the sartorial wisdom of this solar-centric editorial. Sun hats, sunnies, and, yes, high-noon sunshine throughout the story predominate, so keep that 45 SPF at the ready and the sort of cool composure that Wang Xiao makes look effortless.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue服饰与美容 June 2013; Title, “Take Cover”; Photography, Julia Noni; Styling, Barbara Loison; Hair, John Ruggiero; Makeup, Darlene Jacobs.
Soo Joo features on the June cover of Vogue Korea, her first, photographed by Hye Won Kang. It will surprise no one who has followed the model’s explosive career that she wears Chanel for her first Vogue cover — she has walked twice for the storied French house since January. In a season so bright, so blinding, Soo Joo was at least well prepared for her cover splash and is pictured with strong eyebrows and black parasol. Hot, hot, hot!
Credits include: Publication, Vogue Korea June 2013; Photography, Hye Won Kang.
Michael Lange and Harry Smart make cameo appearances in the latest issue of the men’s biannual AnOther Man. The spring collections story by photographer Benjamin Alexander Huseby and stylist Mattias Karlsson, appropriately enough titled “Collections S/S 2013,” features Michael and Harry wearing Vivienne Westwood Man and Bottega Veneta respectively. The high contrast black and white portraits coupled with a crooked title page, an artifact of the Interweb rather than the printing process, give the sort of punk aesthetic that has been chased by fashion folk all spring.
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Credits include: Publication, AnOther Man Issue 16 Spring / Summer 2013; Title, “Collections S/S 2013”; Photography, Benjamin Alexander Huseby; Styling, Mattias Karlsson.
“Shanzhai” (山寨) is the Chinese expression for counterfeit goods of all stripes from consumer electronics to health and beauty. Conceptually speaking, shanzhai extends even further into the wider culture of imitation and fakes that is germane to China. A captivating work by Cyril Duval and Babak Radboy titledShanzhai Biennial explores this concept and this week ran on Nowness. The work (above) features Chinese model Ting Ting Wu lipsyncing a Chinese arrangement of the hit single “Nothing Compares 2 U,” made famous by Sinead O’Connor in 1990.
Ting Ting, microphone in hand, is shown on a stage under a heavy spotlight wearing an elegant evening gown emblazoned with a deliberately mispelled shampoo brand. Glitz and sparkle announce something is for sale, but Shanzhai Biennial is more keen on selling artifice than an actual product. “Selling things is always a drag on the aura of a brand,” admitted Radboy, speaking toNowness. Beautiful and resplendent, Ting Ting provides the requisite authenticity upon which to pile the layers and layers of imitation, which would otherwise immediately trigger the counterfeit-o-meter.
Shanzhai Biennial is part of the group show ProBio that features in the large-scale exhibition at MoMA PS1 titled Expo 1: New York running through 2 September. For more information, please visit Nowness and MoMA PS1. Also be sure to check out the models portfolio of Ting Ting Wu.
Credits include: Title, Shanzhai Biennial N°2; Creative direction, Cyril Duval, Babak Radboy; Direction, Martin Ahlgren; Model, Ting Ting Wu; Vocals, Helen Feng (Nova Heart); Production, Sarah Ko; Editing, Chris Shimojima; Post produciton, Robertino Zambrano; Wardrobe styling, Avena Gallagher; Casting, Preston Chaunsumlit; Wardrobe technics, Mabel Ogawa; Hair, Luke Baker; Makeup, Robert Greene; Manicure, Naomi Yasuda; Still photography, Matthu Placek; Interpretation, Joyce Ng; Jewelry, Eddie Borgo; Shoes, Andrew Kayla; Gaffer, Leo Alvarez; Best boy, Jared Frost; Production assistance, Kyle Hayes; Production assistance, Zak Syroka
So proud of all the Wilhelmina Denver kids and teens that volunteered their time to work with the anti-bullying organization National Voices for Equality Education and Enlightenment (nveee.org) and lyked.org. You can find them at lyked.org
Sung Hee stars in a double-feature — one beauty, one fashion — in the June issue of Vogue China by photographers Ben Hassett and Sharif Hamza respectively. The People’s Republic is not only home to nearly 20 percent of the planet’s population, but also boasts the fastest-growing economy. Without delving into subject matter best left to The Economist, suffice it to say China has the wherewithal month after month to export some of the best-produced fashion stories. That Sung Hee, campaign face of Prada Spring 2013, features in two such stories bespeaks volumes about the South Korean model.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue服饰与美容 June 2013; Title, “New Classic”; Photography, Ben Hassett; Fashion, Ida Wang; Makeup, Lloyd Simmonds for YSL; Hair, Peter Gray using Shu Uemura Art of Hair; Manicure, Laura Forget at Artlist; Styling, Mélanie Huynh; Set design, Matt Duddleston; Retouching, Paulina Leftley at Post Retouch; Models, Sung Hee Kim, Ji Hye Park.
Title, “The Brit Eccentrics”; Photography, Sharif Hamza; Styling, Tiina Laakonen; Hair, Esther Langham; Makeup, Francelle Daly; Manicure, Gina Edwards at Kate Ryan Inc.; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro at Streeters; Production, Ashley Herson for Ten Twenty Eight Productions; Retouching, Arc Lab Ltd; Studio, ROOT Brooklyn; Models, Sung Hee, Yumi Lambert, Ji Hye Park.
We are so excited to have our lovely Hannah J booked for Leo’s new film “Dear Eleanor”- Congrats!!