Models Ayobami Okekunie, Elibeidy Dani, Huan Zhou and Yoonmi Sun are lensed by Nadine Ijewere in ‘Spring Dress Report. The dresses not for plain Janes are styled by Coquito Cassibba in WSJ Magazine March 2019. via / Hair by Junya Nakashima; makeup by Grace Ahn
Photographer Hao Zeng captures a new wave of East Asian models that reflect the rise of inclusion in the modeling industry, meant to address exploding luxury markets in China, Japan and South Korea. Zengshares the exclusive with Models.com, whose editor Irene Ojo-Felix argues correctly that inclusion and the rise of individuality on social media welcome and redefine beauty, rejecting exclusively European/American standards. Long hair, short hair, freckles, tattoos, piercings and a range of crème brûlée skin colors have redefined beauty standards in East Asia and around the world./ Hair by Cyndia Harvey; makeup by Frankie Boyd
Models Kiko Arai, Huan Zhou, Gao Jie, Manami Kinoshita and Zuoye are styled by Connie Berg in somber colors with graceful, architectural shapes.
If there's one word I hate in today's modern vocabulary, it "authentic". It's because one of the most over-used words to describe what voters want. Why is Donald Trump the president of the United States? His voters found him to be authentic, say the talking heads. Sigh.
Stella McCartney is another topic entirely. The British designer sources 53 percent of her label's materials from sustainable sources and is proudly vegetarian. She is constantly pressing the fashion industry to do more for the environment, challenging luxury labels and mass marketers alike to move on sustainability issues. Generally, the fashion industry is considered to be the second largest polluter on the planet.
It comes as no surprise, then, that Stella McCartney teamed up with cool-girl photographer Harley Weir in a Fall 2017 campaign shot at a landfill in Eastern Scotland. Models Birgit Kos, Iana Godnia and Huan Zhou lounge on a rusted-out car or piles of trash.