‘New Model Army’ – Harper’s Bazaar Singapore

Here comes another magazine feature highlighting the rise of asian models – the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore out on newsstands now, has five new Chinese models on the cover, all clad in girlish looks from the latest Dior Cruise collection.

The cover and editorial are photographed by Gan and styled by Kenneth Goh around the period when the Dior show was staged in Singapore in celebration of its store opening at Marina Bay Sands on 14 October. It’s a pity that Liu Wen, who opened the show, is not amongst the group for the cover, but these Chinese beauties are getting the spotlight for now, look ravishing and striking in bangs and red lips. The hair and make-up show off their good looks better than what Vogue US did to ‘Asia Major, and it is a breath of fresh air to see multi-models on a local cover.

Zhang Si si, Wang Yang, Yang Fang, Danni Li and Huang Xiao Meng in Dior Joaillerie

  • http://asianmodelsblog.blogspot.com AMB

    Awesome cover but I don’t like the color of the magazine title. They should have used a darker red instead of pink.

  • asyraf

    I think Bazaar Singapore has improved tremendously in 2010 with using more Asian models, and putting more Asians on the cover. I think the issue is commendable, but I feel like there’s a spark missing from the cover photo. Seeing it in person at the bookstore, it doesn’t stand out, and is very different from previous Bazaar covers, in terms of composition, and overall model layout.

    Also, the editorial inside should have had a stronger presence of the models, and not just that beauty spread, and another page with just 2 models.

  • arch

    Kudos to Harper’s Bazaar for using ASIAN models – I am sick of seeing substandard soulless caucasian models on every cover. We must be proud of Asia and should use Asian models!