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Top 10 Asian Models: The Girls On Our Radar

Top 10 Asian Models: The Girls On Our Radar

January 19th, 2011
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  • Korean model <strong>Hyoni Kang</strong> got her start as the <em>Ford Supermodel of the World</em> winner in January 2008, and made her New York debut just a month later as she opened the 3.1 phillip lim Fall 2008 show. Seemlessly transitioning from runway to print, she landed her first cover of Korean Vogue in April. After opening Trovata's Spring show in September, she appeared in editorials for <em>Harper's Bazaar</em>,<em> V</em>, Spanish <em>Vogue</em> and, most recently, <em>Marie Claire</em>.
    Korean model Hyoni Kang got her start as the Ford Supermodel of the World winner in January 2008, and made her New York debut just a month later as she opened the 3.1 phillip lim Fall 2008 show. Seemlessly transitioning from runway to print, she landed her first cover of Korean Vogue in April. After opening Trovata's Spring show in September, she appeared in editorials for Harper's Bazaar, V, Spanish Vogue and, most recently, Marie Claire.
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  • Hyoni Kang
    Hyoni Kang
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  • Hyoni Kang
    Hyoni Kang
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  • Hyoni Kang
    Hyoni Kang
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  • <strong>Shu Pei</strong> of NEXT model management made her debut at Rachel Roy's New York show in September 2007. The Chinese model split her time between New York and Paris for SS11 shows, walking for Rebecca Taylor, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior and John Galliano. Most notably, Shu signed a cosmetics contract with Maybelline in August of 2010.
    Shu Pei of NEXT model management made her debut at Rachel Roy's New York show in September 2007. The Chinese model split her time between New York and Paris for SS11 shows, walking for Rebecca Taylor, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior and John Galliano. Most notably, Shu signed a cosmetics contract with Maybelline in August of 2010.
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  • Shu Pei
    Shu Pei
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  • Shu Pei
    Shu Pei
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  • Shu Pei
    Shu Pei
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  • Shu Pei for Maybelline
    Shu Pei for Maybelline
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  • Signed by IMG,<strong> Lily Zhi </strong>hails from China. Thanks to her runway-ready proportions (she's 5'11!), she walked in what seems like a trillion RTW SS11 shows, including Charlotte Ronson, Tory Burch and Tracy Reese (IMG). Lily was also featured in US <em>Vogue</em>'s December 2010 editorial, "Asia Major."
    Signed by IMG, Lily Zhi hails from China. Thanks to her runway-ready proportions (she's 5'11!), she walked in what seems like a trillion RTW SS11 shows, including Charlotte Ronson, Tory Burch and Tracy Reese (IMG). Lily was also featured in US Vogue's December 2010 editorial, "Asia Major."
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In an industry that has largely ignored Asian models in the past, designers and creative directors alike are forgoing fair-skinned blondes, and instead employing a more diverse lineup. 2010 saw a change in the model tide, and beyond industry anchors like Filipina Anna Bayle, Tina Chow and former Angelina Jolie-flame Jenny Shimizu, the runways are evolving with new names from the far east to watch out for.

The trend of incorporating global markets isn’t only to keep accusations of political incorrectness at bay anymore. Rather, the world is taking note of the strikingly rare features found overseas. US Vogue‘s December issue affectionately declared that the recent prominence of Asian models is “redefining traditional concepts of beauty,” and we like to think the progression’s here to stay. Step aside Lindsey and Abbey Lee, there’s a new bunch of girls in town! Literally they’re staying in New York for Fashion Week.

You’ve been warned.

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