Gong Xi Fa Cai! As the year of the snake slithers away and we gallop into Lunar New Year today, we can’t help but embrace the Chinese culture and traditions that have inspired our own designs. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, we’ve rounded up the top five Chinese fashionistas to know now from Fan Bing Bing, China’s own Brigitte Bardot, to Liu Wen, China’s first supermodel.
Angelica Cheung, Editor Of Vogue China
China’s $65 billion dollar fashion industry is projected to triple to $200 billion dollars by 2020 and at its helm is Vogue China’s Editor-In-Chief, Angelica Cheung. As one of the most powerful women in the fashion industry, Cheung has helped put Chinese fashion designers in the spotlight and has shaped the way Chinese women interpret the latest trends and also how they see themselves.
Peng Liyuan, China’s First Lady
All eyes are on China’s new first lady, Peng Liyuan. Before she was the first lady, Liyuan was one of the most well known folk singers in China. Her sartorial choices are closely watched and just like Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton, whatever the first lady dons automatically sells out of stores.
Liu Wen, China’s First Bona Fide Supermodel
You might have spotted Liu Wen during the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. She’s been touted by The New York Times as China’s first bona fied supermodel. We love scrolling though her Instagram (@modelliuwen) for an insider’s peek behind the scenes and some major off duty outfit inspo.
Uma Wang is one of the most promising fashion designers in China. Her award winning minimalistic flowy designs fuse traditional Chinese simplicity with cutting edge garment techniques. She was recently named one of the top 20 movers and shakers in the Chinese fashion industry by The Business Of Fashion and was the only designer to be featured on the list.
Fan Bing Bing, A-List Chinese Actress
Fan Bing Bing is one of the most desirable women in China and is known as the modern day Bridget Bardot of the mainland. The stunning actress has been spotted front row at virtually ever fashion show from New York to Paris and has become a fashion icon in China.
Who is your favorite Chinese fashionista? Tweet us @ISHARYA and tell us who you think is China’s ultimate fashion icon.
Until Next Time….