4 posts tagged "Shu Pei Qin"
Devoted model obsessives pore over the casting for shows like Balenciaga, Prada, and Calvin Klein. But while most models are indeed thrilled to book high-fashion shows, many say the one they most dream of is the annual Victoria’s Secret lingerie spectacular. At last night’s epic show, there were plenty of Angels we’ve already come to know and love including Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, and Candice Swanepoel. But there were also 11 new girls, most very recognizable as European catwalk veterans. This year’s rookies included: Style.com/Print cover star Cara Delevingne and her fellow Brit Jourdan Dunn, Hilary Rhoda, Frida Gustavsson (left), Shu Pei Qin, Barbara Palvin, Jasmine Tookes, and Jessica Hart. We’ve got our favorite newcomer. How about you?
Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Giambattista Valli, Alberta Ferretti unveiled her limited-edition collection for Macy’s yesterday. To celebrate the launch, the Italian designer was on hand at the Herald Square store last night, where the likes of Glenda Bailey, Wendi Murdoch, and Mickey Boardman turned out to support her.
“It’s difficult because for a big designer, it’s important that the fit and quality is different from your normal low-price dress,” Ferretti told Style.com. “I’m really happy about the realization of the collection. They made them young, modern, fresh—not cheaply made. Maybe I will buy too, why not?” she added with a smile.
And shoppers liked what they saw in the collection ($49 to $119) of bright summer dresses and light knits, with the long white maxi dress being a crowd favorite. (At left, model Shu Pei Qin wears one of the collection’s floral peasant dresses.) “I would probably buy this and wear it every single day of summer—I’ve just got to have it for the Hamptons,” one shopper said. Will there be more mass Ferretti on the horizon? The designer remained tight-lipped, saying, “We did the Eco collaboration with Emma Watson and now this, so we are exploring other collaborations at this point.”
Forget London—these days, it’s China that’s calling. The rest of the Far East, too. Designers and fashion labels have been courting the region for years, but in the last season, we’ve seen them really up the ante. There was Marc Jacobs’ Asian-inspired Spring show for Louis Vuitton, to begin with. Then Miuccia Prada staged a version of her own Spring presentation in Beijing last week. But it’s not just those two. Our senior market editor, Marina Larroude, clocked an Asian influence in Spring shoes, bags, and jewels, which she’s rounded up for the latest In the Mood For: Asia Major.
The Asian inspiration has translated into a boom season for Asian models, too. This week, Riccardo Tisci went with an all-Asian casting for his Givenchy Haute Couture presentation. And Vera Wang chose a Chinese face for her latest campaign shots, debuting exclusively here: Next’s Shu Pei Qin, styled by Lori Goldstein and lensed by Carter Smith at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.
Riccardo Tisci is famous for his meticulous casting: Rumor around Paris during men’s fashion week was that he begins casting his shows as far as six months in advance to get the perfect mix. No surprise, then, that the models who hit the boards for his Fall 2011 men’s show (including a few ladies, like Daphne Groeneveld, Saskia de Brauw, and Joan Smalls) made for one of the best lineups of the week. His Givenchy Haute Couture collection was shown in Paris today, and he’s attempted another casting coup: using only Asian models, including Ming Xi, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Shu Pei Qin, Du Juan, Ai Tominaga, and Tao Okamoto. Check it out above, and check back shortly for the full Givenchy Fall 2011 couture show.