Sunday, February 17, 2008

London Fashion Week, Fall 2008: Feb 14, 2008

This is not a complete list of shows by the models. All photos are taken from NYMagazine or London Fashion Week.

Number of Shows this Season:
Tao Okamoto: 8
Emma Pei: 7
Du Juan: 5
Daul Kim: 3
Mo Wandan: 2
Eugenia Mandzhieva:2
Mackenzie Hamilton: 2
Zhang Xue:1

Model: Du Juan
Designer: Jenny Packham

Models: Du Juan & Tao Okamoto
Designer: Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Models: Du Juan & Emma Pei
Designer: Asprey, Fall 2008

Model: Tao Okamoto
Designer: Ashish Soni, Fall 2008


Paul Pincus said...

I know I'm in the minority...but the Asprey show was gorgeous!

I love, love, love Emma Pei!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog.
Its great to recognize asian faces in the industry.

I think its awesome you have included models who are not necessarily asian born or fully asian (aline, mackenzie, juliana) or are even from central asia (dinara, eugenia).

a relatively recent, very successful face out there that does get attention for her heritage and ethnic composition is truly american model chanel iman.
I mean: she is Korean and she wouldn't look that way she does if she wasn't.
There is also tyson beckford who is undeniably an admixture and one of the few male supermodels ever....and not to mention naomi campbell, like tyson, is of Chinese admixture from the Jamaica.
here is a link that gives some info how these beautiful faces came around (isn't modeling about interesting rare beauties?)

I know the above models mentioned are known as Black models; but before the recent influx of the asian model, except for the tokens sprinkled in the past, i have always regarded them as asian as well. its easy for us in this country (usa) to see a person as Black or White...and I commend you for showing yellow...but if we are going to recognize the asian diaspora in fashion modeling, i think it only makes sense to recognize yellow when it is also found in black.
Excluding this only emphasizes the dynamics and reasons for the lack asian models in the first place.

Anonymous said...

tao is so boring. need some better japanese models quick.