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V Magazine puts the "v" in Diversity...


May25

Sorry for the corny title but I couldn't help myself. The latest V Magazine has been dubbed the "Asia Issue" as it features some of the fashion industry's top Asian supermodels amongst some asian actors, filmmakers, musicians etc. Why?

For one, why not? As of lately, some of the top models in the world are Asian. Just recently Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana featured a whole lineup of their work on just Asian models. Supermodels like Liu Wen and Tao Okamato(amongst many others) have been gracing some of the most famous designer's runway shows and being cast for some major campaigns such as Estee Lauder.

Secondly, 10 percent of the proceeds will be put towards the disaster relief in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Making this issue not so much of a guilty pleasure and more of a necessity. In this issue, the magazine highlights supermodels Liu Wen, Fei Fei Sun, Tao Okamato, Shu Pei, and many others. There is also an interview with actress Nancy Kwan, an interview with Kate Moss by Shanghai Tang founder David Tang, a story about Diane Von Furstenburg's trip to China, a collage with Naomi Campbell, and a spread and cover with Lady GaGa... what's not to love? This issue is definitely a must-have.

Here are some images of the fabulous spreads in this particular magazine:

Though I'm very pleased with the outcome of this specific issue, I would have like to have seen the magazine highlight some of the major Asian supermodel legends: Du Juan, Juliana Imai, and Devon Aoki.... but that's just me being a diva.


posted by
5/29/11

An All Asian issue shouldn't have to exist, nor should Vogue Italia's all black issue. Why can't they be represented in every single issue, equally?


posted by Anonymous
5/30/11

She is beyond gorgeous! @Burkina - wouldn't it be great if the world worked that way?? It doesn't, however.


posted by
6/26/11

I agree with Burkina - there shouldn't even be a need to single out a race or ethnicity; models should be hired for their talent nd hard work and every issue of every fashion magazine should feature diversity. I'm not one of those people who thinks we should all be color-blind and try to ignore race or ethnicity; on the contrary, we should hold our diversity in high regards and treasure it as a gift from God - something that makes us unique. However, fashion should embrace different looks - the truth it, as open-minded as fashion pretends to be, there is still tons on discriminations from agencies, casting directors, and even designers...


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