Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rising Sun

In the lead up to the Fall/Winter 2010 shows, influential casting director Natalie Joos singled out Chinese model Fei Fei Sun as a new face to watch. Joos noted in a an interview with elle.com that "this is her first season in New York and already she is everyone's sweetheart. She's a very pretty girl with amazing potential to steal the show this season." Sun not only stole the show, but also made it onto models.com list of top ten newcomers for the season. Proving that she is no one hit wonder, Sun recently walked in a staggering 56 shows at the Fall/Winter 2011 collections.

Harpers Bazaar Malaysia - June 2011
Photographer - Gan
Source - the fashionspot.com

Elle China - December 2010
Photographer - Zack Zhang
Source - models.com

Photographer - Liang Zi
Source - thefashionspot.com

Fei Fei Sun & Ming Xi
US Vogue - February 2011
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - models.com
Vogue China - June 2010
Photographer - Gem Mitchell
Source - thefashionspot.com

V Magazine - February 2011
Photographer - Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi
Source - models.com


Discovered in an Elite Model Look of the year competition in 2008, Sun's meteoric rise through the modelling ranks has seen her photographed by the likes of Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi. Sun is clearly on every photographer, designer, casting director and magazine editor's must have list, with appearances in US Vogue, British Vogue, V Magazine, Vogue Italia, Interview and i-D Magazine in 2011 alone, coupled with campaigns for cK One, Dsquared 2, and DKNY fragrances.

Vogue Italia - January 2011
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

Harpers Bazaar Singapore - June 2011
Photographer - Gan
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

V Magazine - March 2011
Photographer - Mario Testino
Source - nymag.com

Sun's success can be attributed to the fact that she has a look that is individual and distinct. For me, she resembles an Asian version of Gemma Ward, with her wide set eyes, heart shaped mouth, and doll-like features. As mesmerising as her beauty is, it is Sun's ability to turn mere pretty into the unconventional and mysterious, which makes her an alluring and exciting prospect for photographers. Sun, who recently switched agencies from Muse to Women Model Management, looks set to become a serious contender  in the supermodel stakes with an upcoming Fall/Winter campaign for Louis Vuitton shot by Steven Meisel.

Dsquared2 - Spring/Summer 2011
Photographer - Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Source - nymag.com

DKNY Be Delicious - Spring/Summer 2011
Photographer - Regan Cameron
Source - thefashionspot.com

cK One - Spring/Summer 2011
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - nymag.com


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