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Charlene Almarvez only asian who walked for Brandon Maxwell...

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^ Not sure where you stand (or trying to say), but that ain't something to celebrate about.

Especially coming from James Scully who promote and tout vehemently about diversity and inclusion. What happened here? Or is this on Maxwell?



Don't think this 'ploy' was successful... cause it really wasn't in terms of his "diversity program", but at the same time... it did, because now we're giving them attention (great!). But negative PR that is.

Just got me thinking, was this his way of some kind of welcoming gesture for Charlene and her blonde transformation? To center around her and to make her presence more significant that she had to be the only Asian model?

Whether that theory is true or false, how much longer are Asian models going to be expendable, be the pawn of others, and be taken more seriously?




Do they really think people are this blind or aren't paying attention?

It's just one show. He's done better so not a big deal, but calling out for what it is at this very moment and from the bigger picture.

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^ I'm glad that Brandon Maxwell had a lot of black models in the cast, but I don't understand why it had to come at the expense of Asian models.

Similar sentiments about Simone Rocha. It's great that they included older women in their cast, but then they only had Sora in the cast.

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Ashish FW17 - London

UNKNOWN 1?, UNKNOWN 2?





Ashley Isham FW17 - London

Wang Jing & Xu Jing





Emilio de la Morena FW17 - London

UNKNOWN 1?, UNKNOWN 2?, UNKNOWN 3?




Isa Arfen FW17 - London

UNKNOWN 1?, UNKNOWN 2?




J. JS Lee FW17 - London

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Mark Fast FW17 - London

Hoang Thuy, UNKNOWN 1?, Xu Jing & UNKNOWN 2?





Marques' Almeida FW17 - London

UNKNOWN ? & Xu Jing




Natasha Zinko FW17 - London

Jiang Xiaoyi, Sissi Hou & UNKNOWN ?




Phoebe English FW17 - London

UNKNOWN ?




PPQ FW17 - London

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Roberts Wood FW17 - London (O)

UNKNOWN 1?, UNKNOWN 2? & Wang Jing





Sadie Williams FW17 - London

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Steven Tai FW17 - London

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Shrimps FW17 - London

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Sophia Webster FW17 - London

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^ I'm glad that Brandon Maxwell had a lot of black models in the cast, but I don't understand why it had to come at the expense of Asian models.

Similar sentiments about Simone Rocha. It's great that they included older women in their cast, but then they only had Sora in the cast.

Yes! That was more succinct and straightforward. Agreed to that and would like answers as to why they do that.

This is not new though. We've seen this before and happens to black models too (and Caucasian in some instances?).



Along the same line, what irk me more is that when there's a diverse cast of black and white models, and then it comes to Asian... there's one or two and even zero sometimes, and this could go on for seasons (DVF, Siriano, Givenchy, Balmain, Beckham, YSL, Ralph Lauren, etc.)...

Like, I didn't know that this collection with the gorgeous black and white models, would not look good on Asian models. (Know that that's probably not the message intended, but that's how I see it for now and the purpose of the cast is an extension/reflection/illustration of that vision. If not, then what?)



Another issue: Asian models are seasonal stamped with a quota.

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Liu Wen in a sea of black and white. Perfect timing with the conversation!

Who's the casting director/stylist?

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Annakiki FW17 - Milan (C)

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Jing Wen, Sora & Estelle Chen




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Sora & Cong He




Kristina Ti FW17 - Milan (O)

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Gucci FW17 - Milan

Dylan, Chenming, Haemin Jeon, Ruoyang He, Gao Jie, Ye Xiang & Mae Lapres






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Turns out Carine Roitfeld and Piergiorgio are the masterminds behind MM.


The cast was definitely under the influence of Carine (just look who were cast). Not sure if they had any idea with this "one policy" instance but this is just contradictory. Perhaps Max Mara need to take further steps à la Gucci. Big time. Want to know what the woman is for this collection - many Asian girls would look just as good.


And how was the reception on their Pre-Fall collection they did in Shanghai?





Max Mara FW17 - Milan


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Very happy that Cong finally walked Prada and quite out of the blue for Chu to walk as well, congrats to both!

See if Chu will show up at LV - she will fit right in with Ghesquière's kind of girls.


What happened to veterans and Prada favourites like Fei Fei? Did she really not fit the collection (or what is she doing)?



And Hoyeon haven't made an appearance yet. Guess it's her hair?

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Alberta Ferretti FW17 - Milan

Yoon Young & Issa Lish




Fausto Puglisi FW17 - Milan

Chu Wang




No. 21 FW17 - Milan

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Very happy that Cong finally walked Prada and quite out of the blue for Chu to walk as well, congrats to both!

See if Chu will show up at LV - she will fit right in with Ghesquière's kind of girls.


What happened to veterans and Prada favourites like Fei Fei? Did she really not fit the collection (or what is she doing)?



And Hoyeon haven't made an appearance yet. Guess it's her hair?
Surprised to see Chu show up at Prada. But yes, was surprised that Fei Fei, Yoon Young, and Sora weren't there either.

Hoyeon is probably WWE with LV.

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^ You're probably right about Hoyeon.


And hopefully this "Prada curse" won't play out/affect girls like Sora and Yoon Young... walk a few seasons and never to walk it again. Examples include Dylan, Sunghee and Chiharu and a lot of one-timers. (And this is going to sound so sinister, but even at the expense of Asian models themselves: Two new girls in and swap with two girls whom walked and just starting to become regulars. Yeah, this is common across the board, just more pronounced with Asians.)



However, Sora and Yoon Young are more favourited by Brokaw - this may just be a hiccup.

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