Give Me My Aldo – For its fall 2013 campaign, shoe brand Aldo taps a group of its past faces and some new ones with a lively set shot by Terry Richardson. Models Lily Donaldson, Jourdan Dunn, Jessica Stam, Ming Xi, Anais Pouliot, Florian Van Bael and Mathias Lauridsen get front and center for the studio snaps. “This season we stripped everything down to the essentials. We wanted the product to speak for itself so we brought it to the forefront of the campaign where it belongs,” explains Douglas Bensadoun, Creative Director – Vice President, Marketing for Aldo.
Take the Role of… – Ming Xi rocks the spring collections for the March cover shoot of Elle Taiwan, photographed by Jason Kim. The Chinese beauty looks gamine chic in the designs of Lanvin, Marni, Alexander Wang and Jil Sander amongst others styled by Christopher Campbell. / Hair by Dennis Fei @ Kate Ryan, Makeup by Samantha Trinh @ Kate Ryan
Doll Volume – Ming Xi and Antonia Wesseloh bring an eighties sense of proportion and volume to their wardrobe for the November édition of Vogue China. Photographed by Andrew Yee (Atelier Management ) with styling by Yi Guo, the duo sports equally powerful tresses courtesy of hair stylist Jeff Francis to go with strong silhouettes from the likes of Roberto Cavalli, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, Stella McCartney and Michael Kors. / Makeup by Eric Polito @ Art Department
Army Chic – Photographed for the September issue of Vogue China, Ming Xi is army strong in Benny Horne’s desert-located images featuring military inspired silhouettes. Morgan Pilcher styles the Chinese stunner as she lounges in a jeep wearing strict shapes from the likes of Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, Paul & Joe and Dries van Noten. On beauty are hair stylist Gavin Harwin and makeup artist Tyron Machhausen with windswept tresses and sun-kissed skin.
Fashion Travelers – Lane Crawford takes a step towards the surreal with its fall 2012 campaign starring Chinese models Ming Xi, Xiao Wen and Wang Xiao. The trio sports darkly romantic designs from the likes of Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent in front of Nick Knight’s lens for the luxury retailer’s new advertisements.
Ming’s Dynasty – Lensed by Sohrab Vahdat, Ming Xi dons a colorful wardrobe of prints and easy silhouettes for the June issue of SCMP Style Magazine. Stylist Simone Konu’s feminine looks include selects from the likes of Miu Miu, House of Holland, Christopher Kane, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Acne, Dolce & Gabbana and Osman. Ming’s beauty shines with hair styling by Daniel Dyer, while makeup artist Attracta Courtney gives her a pop of matte lip color and edgy liner.
Dancing in the Soul – Daniel Jackson captures top Chinese models Liu Wen, Sui He and Ming Xi alongside ballet dancer Justin Peck for an emotive story featured in the May issue of Vogue China. Wearing lightweight creations from the spring collections of Calvin Klein, Chloe, Dior, Helmut Lang and others; the trio taps into their inner dancers with styling by Tiina Laakkonen. Windswept hair by Yannick D’Is and red lips by makeup artist Yadim bring a classic look to their enchanting movements.
Owens’ Fiery Fall – Taking a dark turn from spring’s parade of white, designer Rick Owens was back to black and grey for his fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. All the usual trappings of Owens’ creations were out in full form–the long silhouettes, leather works and futuristic undertones appeared against a setting of fire. Models took to the runway wearing stark red lips and mesh masks in the post-apocalyptic designs. For the finale, Owens offered some prints in the form of checkered plaid matched with slouchy trousers layered under skirts.
Cavalli’s Sumptuous Fall – Roberto Cavalli presented a sumptuous fall 2012 collection made of pure glamour for the final day of Milan Fashion Week. Cavalli’s vision of autumn included short dresses in jewel toned colors of emerald-green, plum, fuchsia, electric blue and burgundy. Animal prints, fur and leather gloves dominated the runway as models sported long bohemian locks matched with smokey eyes. As the show continued, Cavalli introduced maxi dresses layered underneath long overcoats. Saving the best for last, supermodel Naomi Campbell closed the show in a stunning beaded gown with a plunging neckline.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Baroque Woman – Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian glamour took a turn for bejeweled, Baroque inspired beauty with designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s fall 2012 showing presented during Milan Fashion Week. Influenced by Sicilian art work, models took to the runway in brocade and cherub tapestry prints. Accessories for the show included bejeweled headbands, gold jewelry and pearl adorned handbags. Delicate lace work was also on display with ladylike dresses that reached the knee and black veils worn like the Madonna. Bringing some sex appeal to the demure showing, Dolce sent out lingerie inspired bustiers and hot pants for a cheeky take on the Baroque influence.