Sunday, August 13, 2017
Fei Fei Sun
She’s become an international supermodel and one of the most hotly anticipated models photographed during fashion week, not for her presence on the runway but for her street style. Fei Fei Sun started modelling in 2008, representing China in the Elite Model Look modelling competition and debuted for Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week in 2010. Whether she looks polished, ultra-glamorous of down-right eccentric she brings a certain type of energy to every feature length editorial, campaign and runway presentation. Fei Fei Sun has also changed the face of European Vogue, featuring in the Vogue Italia editorial The Power of Glamour, in January 2011 shot by Steven Meisel. Her success didn’t stop there, she then became the first woman of East Asian descent to feature on her own on the cover of Vogue Italia. While it makes me blood boil to a simmer knowing we have so far to go in terms of achieving equality, I’m comforted by the fact there will be many more models like Fei Fei Sun in the coming years. Will they have the same poise and grace? Possibly not, but only time will tell just how much the fashion industry can open up.