The fashion industry is not the easiest one to crack and being from an ethnic background, it just makes that task even harder to achieve. So it’s always nice when publications and designers make that bold move and challenge the stereotypical high fashion perception of beauty.
In 2008 Vogue Italia made the bold decision to create The Black Issue – an issue that would only feature black models in their editorial section. And that the gamble paid off, as The Black Issue is the Italian publications highest selling issue to date.
Now V Magazine is daring to be different, with their Girls On Top issue, which only feature Asian models: The likes of Liu Wen, Fei Fei Fun, Shu Pei and Tao Akamoto.