Chinese Models

Nowadays, Chinese models are becoming popular in Western countries. With their dark and round eyes, straight black hair, small nose, wide cheekbones and complexion usually described as ‘yellow skin’, their exotic features are being appreciated by people from the West. As we can see from watching Western movies or reading international magazines, Chinese models can be seen in the industry. Here is the list of well-known Chinese models all over the world:

  • Liu Wen: She is the first Asian model that was included in the Forbes’ magazine list of highest paid models. And also, the first Asian model to appear on the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret. She attained a beauty contract with cosmetics gianst Estée Lauder. She was also able to appear on several catwalks of famous brands such as Prada, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
  • Fei Fei Sun: She was one of the big winners of Elite Model Look’s 2008 in Sanya, China. She was able to walk the runway with brands of Dries Van Noten and Louis Vuitton. She was also the first Asian model to have a solo cover for Vogue Italia.
  • Du Juan: In 2005, she debuted on the runway in New York for Alexandre Herchcovitch, Custo Barcelona, and United Bamboo. She was one of the models featured in the cover of French Vogue. She also worked with several famous brands and designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Dries Van Noten, Hermès, Givenchy, Gap, Swarovski, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton.
  • Lu Yan: With her small eyes, flat nose and freckled face, she was considered as “ugly” by Chinese standards. But on 2009, she rose to fame when she won second place at the International Supermodel Pageant. She appeared on top fashion magazines including Elle and Cosmopolitan. She also became the face of various luxury brands like Hermes and Benetton.
  • Sui He: She is known for being the first Asian face of Shiseido, first Asian model to open a Ralph Lauren runway show and the second model of Chinese descent to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after Liu Wen.


Retail in the Chinese Market

China is becoming popular in terms of marketing top fashion brands. And based from the reports and surveys, Chinese were able to surpass the American shoppers as the number one consumers of luxury goods. Nowadays, we can observe that Chinese became more stylish. Several Chinese models are becoming famous all over the world like Liu Wen and Fei Fei Sun, who walk the runway under the names of famous designers and top fashion brands. Thus, it is not surprising that Chinese people are attracted to purchase top brands of clothes.


In order to compete with the increasing demand for fashion, several local retailers and apparel companies are adapting to the situation. They follow the current fashion trend from well-known fashion companies, and then try to produce their own designs that are considered as fashionable. Some of them opened a ‘multi-label store’ or also known as ‘concept store’. One of the famous concept stores in China is Triple Major. In this particular store, they sell multiple brands of clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. Using this strategy, they will attract more customers by offering a wide range of selection. Another strategy they are using is promoting their local business through the use of internet. Online shopping is quite famous nowadays. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and know a lot about computers, you can definitely use it to your advantage. You can use a proxy server for your small business; it will enable you to share internet connection using LAN. If you are interested to know more, you can visit that offers different proxy servers. Here are also some of the advantages if you use a proxy server:

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Up- and –Coming Chinese Designers

Thinking of a design, making these designs into clothes and actually making these designs look cohesive in a runway show requires huge work. Designers have to also make these garments sellable for the retailers and the boutique owners.

Here are a few designers that made it work in the runway. They also unique visions that made all the audience gasp in awe:

  • Babyghost

The designers behind Babyghost are Qiaoran Huang and Joshua Hupper. These two both interned for Diane von Furstenberg. Their Fall 2014 collection shows refined sportiness. Huang and Hupper used fur and leather with athletic silhouettes.

Babyghost hit it off this past year even though it was founded in 2010. Their style is a mixture of goth and glam street wear, cozy knots and riot sensibilities.



  • 5:31 Jérôme

The 5 and 31 refers to the date that Jérôme LaMaar was born. Hidden zippers are LaMaar’s trademark. He always used luxurious fabrics like leather, silk and raffia.

Jérôme LaMaar’s clothes in the runway show both crass and clash. His collection shows raw sex appeal as well as sophistication.2

  • Daniel Silverstain

Daniel Silverstain’s creations aim for innovation, essentiality and futurism. He is also fascinated with architecture and industrial designs which she shows in his clothes.

Daniel Silvertain’s Fall Winter Collection is inspired by his personal travels to India. India’s heritage and architecture can be seen in his collection. He used vibrant colors, textures and shapes together with geometric silhouettes came from the rich architectures seen in India.


  • Kim Haller

Kim Haller is not a stranger to the knitwear fashion scene. For the past 2 decades, she has been overseeing the knot program for various international labels.

Her collections of knitwear are the coziest works of art. Let me tell, you they are not boring and simple as some might think, they are edgy and modern. Haller’s knitwear collection is futuristic and a” must have”.


  • Miunika

Sisters Tina and Nikita Satradhar is a finalist and awarded winners of a prestigious design competition. Their brand name is a combination of their nicknames.

Their Fall Winter 15 Collection is inspired by planning a kid’s birthday party. The cakes, birthday decorations, paper crowns and the gift wrapping and appear fringes are their inspiration. They translated these in the form of embellishments.