New East – For the April 2013 issue of Vogue Taiwan, photographer Naomi Yang captures Korean fashion model So Young Kang in eastern inspired looks with an ultra-modern twist. The beauty sports a wardrobe of bold looks by designer labels Prada, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Celine and more selected by stylist Yoko Miyake.
Skyline Couture – Karl Lagerfeld appeared to be inspired by air travel and stewardess uniforms for Chanel’s spring 2012 haute couture collection presented earlier today. The Grand Palais was transformed into the interior of an airplane with models walking down the aisles in elongated silhouettes and extended shoulder winged sleeves. Playing up the jetsetter theme, blue was a dominate hue for spring with sky blue, sapphire and navy all making an appearance. Amid the blue display, there is crystal beading, drop pocket dresses and pleated skirts.
So Young Kang takes to the streets of Los Angeles for the March edition of Elle US. Photographed by Laurie Bartley and styled by Samira Nasr, So Young wears the season’s most whimsical and girly designs from the likes of Chloe, Chanel and Bottega Veneta in House of Spirits.
Givenchy’s spring 2011 couture showing gives way to another presentation this season with ten looks by designer Riccardo Tisci. Unique to the showing was a cast of all Asian models including Shu Pei, Ming Xi, Tao Okamoto, Hye Rim Park, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Jiang Xiao Yi, Ai Tominaga, So Young Kang and Du Juan. Perhaps the casting can be attributed the Eastern influence of the collection found in the delicate folds, structured shapes and warrior like headpieces inspired by Japanese artwork.
Steven Meisel shoots a group of Asian top models for the December issue of Vogue US. Styled by Grace Coddington, the girls including Bonnie Chen, Du Juan, Hyoni Kang, Lee Hyun Yi, Lily Zhi, Liu Wen, So Young Kang and Tao Okamoto sport a juxtaposition of punk and elegant glamour.