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bumping this thread with a campaign news

according to Shan Jingya's blog, she's just shot Benetton's ads in New York:

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....已经身在纽约了,过来拍贝纳通的广告,相信大家在不久后就会看到,....

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That's pretty cool! To take over from Du Juan in a worldwide campaign. I think she is perfect for that brand because of her cuteness and she does crazy poses better than Du.

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Shan Jingya reminds me of Daul Kim.
Pei Bei has done really well this season.
wow, she does look AMAZINGLY like daul kim's twin.. but it's okay, because i think they'll end up occupying slightly different niches since they have different looks - jingya looks a little sweeter and will probably be snagging more mainstream/commercial campaigns whereas daul will likely be in edgier editorials in numero, etc.
anyway, i wish both of them good luck!

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daul is much cooler than shan...!!!
also shan's body is not so good...
i hope to see daul in more campaigns

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^ Daul is not chinese! But she can speak mandarin I think cos she lived in singapore.

Anyway her Chinese twin Jingya has defeated her in the campaign stakes at this point. Du Juan was very boring in Bennetton - Jingya is more suited to a lively image.

There isn't much room for chinese models in top campaigns because those campaigns are first allocated to blonde veterans like claudia/raquel/malgosia/gisele, after that the new faces get what they can. So it's good that Jingya can do commercial, otherwise she won't make enough money.

Unless there is another Ghetto campaign like Moschino FW07, I doubt we will see many chinese (or asian) models in campaigns this season.

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Chinese or Asian models have a hard time getting western campaigns unless those companies directly sell their clothes, products, jewelry in China. Asians come in a variety of looks the Chinese population is so large that there are still undiscovered models with the 6 foot height and gorgeous faces to be found. I can't blame western campaigns using white models because these companies want women who represent the western looks which are coveted. There is also a myth that white women in general are prettier than their Asian counterparts. I can say that Mo Wandan is better looking that Natasha Poly and that Du Juan or Dai Xiaoyi is prettier than Raquel or Gisele. But does that mean Mo, Du or Dai will get campaigns anytime soon? NO. It's time for China and other Asian countries to make their own global brands and use their own models, there seems to be no other choice.


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Shanghai Tang is an example of Chinese branding then there is Blanc De Chine more avant garde. This video features Liu Dan among other graceful Chinese models.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=a75GTVZgJlE



Talk about branding, Shanghai and Japan are competing and cooperating to see who'll take the style helm. The article talks about Itokin a Japanese manufacturer creating a hybrid China/Japanese brand called Sujet, a Shanghai model Jin Jin was chosen to represent the brand, "Both the brand and Jin Jin speak of East Asia in the 21st century in a way that's beyond the prowess of the purely Japanese version. Frankly, I think we should see more of this sort of integration-collaboration going on."

Tokyo vs. Shanghai: A style standoff
By Kaori Shoji
Published: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006
credit: IHT.com

SHANGHAI: At the fashionable 1920 Café in central Shanghai, young women decked out in Dolce & Gabbana converse over elegant cups of jasmine tea while at the next table a group of men in impeccable black turtlenecks ogle them from behind horn-rimmed glasses.

The atmosphere is hip and subdued with just a whiff of sleaze - a ghostly remnant, perhaps, of the days (around 1920) when the city was popularly dubbed "Whore of East Asia" and "Pearl of the Orient."

The big difference: Back then, the average Shanghainese wouldn't have been able to frequent a café like this one, where a cup of coffee is $2.50.This place would have been a hangout for colonialists and Western merchants. Now it's where Shanghainese models and their boyfriends come for a quiet talk before joining their friends for dinner. It's where designers show work samples to prospective clients before heading off to, say, the famed V.I.P. nightclub financed by the pop diva Faye Wong.

There's no doubt about it, Shanghai is now the most exciting city in East Asia, usurping Tokyo's position as No. 1.

Says Kenta Mitsui, a 29-year-old photographer who moved from Tokyo two years ago: "I stand on a street corner back home and, well, it's just a street corner. In Shanghai, the streets are so vibrant, buzzing with energy, it's like the very air is reprimanding me for daring to just stand there. I should be working, going out, making tons of money, whatever, something, ANYTHING! That's the air you breathe in Shanghai."

Mitsui is one of a growing number of Japanese artists who have abandoned Tokyo and bypassed New York and Paris to put their money on Shanghai.

"In eight more years,"Mitsui predicts, "Shanghai will have outdone Tokyo in everything from fashion to music to art, and let's not even discuss architecture."

While that still remains to be seen, it's true that Tokyo's fashion and design industries can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to Shanghai's colossal influence.

Mito Yokokawa, who had worked for a Japanese apparel company and now lives in Shanghai as a media consultant-interpreter, says: "I think the Japanese woman has a lot to learn from China, particularly a city like Shanghai, where the women are attractive, strong-minded and bursting with confidence. Before, Tokyo fashion had been a lot about blending influences from the catwalks of Paris and Milan into generic brands, but I have a feeling that will change."

Indeed, Japanese fashion magazines now routinely carry articles about Shanghainese methods of makeup and style while exhorting the nation's women to adopt Chinese traditional tips on beauty maintenance. (Apparently, it's the tea. Tea, tea, tea!)

Yokokawa says she never ceases to be amazed by the perfect skin textures and the well-defined, statuesque physiques of Shanghai women as opposed to Japanese women, whose physiques tend to be flat and uninteresting. "And Chinese women are more energetic, vibrant, strident. As a Japanese living in this city, I'm always kept on my toes."

The Japanese textile manufacturer Itokin feels the same way. While there's nothing new about a Japanese apparel company setting up in China, Itokin has taken the formula a step further to create its very own, Chinese- Japanese brand called Sujet. Scheduled to be started this month, Sujet is helmed by the Shanghainese designer Jonii Ma and Yuma Koshino, scion ofthe Koshino family - of the London- based designer Hiroko Koshino. It aims to create a clothing line that would match the tastes of urban, professional women in both Shanghai and Tokyo.

Ma, who speaks flawless Japanese and has been working in Tokyo for the past 10 years, says the time is ripe for just this sort of brand to hit the two cities.

"Asian fashion has always been about looking young, cute and desirable well into one's 30s," she said. "I think we're a little tired of that. Sujet targets working women in the crucial years between 28 and 38, when they're super- busy trying to balance work, family, marriage, childbearing ... and still continue to look and feel beautiful! I hope this brand will allow these women to feel pampered and privileged and, at the same time, empowered."

In the meantime, Itokin will have totaled its number of outlets across China to 350 during the year.

Ma, who herself is the epitome of East Asian chic (she favors her own creations combined with Viktor & Rolf), flew to Shanghai from Tokyo, with a staff comprising some of Japan's most prominent advertising talents. They were to decide on a model to represent Sujet, and an audition that promised the winner 450,000 yuan, or about $56,000, was held in the Shanghai Itokin building. The prize went to a local model called Jin Jin, who at 23 already owned two condos and looked upon modeling as a business venture.

"We're happy with the result," said Hideki Nakashima, the art director who was hired by Itokin to create Sujet's publicity stills. "Both the brand and Jin Jin speak of East Asia in the 21st century in a way that's beyond the prowess of the purely Japanese version. Frankly, I think we should see more of this sort of integration-collaboration going on."

Nakashima professed himself dazzled by the leaps-and-bounds progress of Shanghai, the general feeling of anything goes. "In Tokyo, the creator is hampered by red tape, laws written and unwritten, plus rigid codes of behavior. One doesn't feel that here."

The Shanghai architect Teng Kun Yen says, however, that the city still lags far behind Tokyo in terms of aesthetic design standards. Originally from Taiwan, he laments the fact that the Shanghainese are so willing to cut off all ties to history and tradition in the mad pursuit of wealth and ever larger commercial opportunities: "In such an environment ... true design cannot be nurtured."

Teng is a Japanese design fan. He bought his entire wardrobe from Issey Miyake and designed his staff's uniforms with concepts borrowed from Miyake's Pleats Please line. He is in the midst of converting a district of derelict factory sites into a space consisting of gallery, hotel, café, restaurant and boutiques that are at most, three stories high, with intricately precise details that he sees as a quintessential factor in Japanese design.

"Maybe Tokyo wants to learn from Shanghai ... but I think the feeling is mutual," he says. "Right now, there are signs that a creative dialogue is about to flourish between the two cities.

"And really, that's the most important thing, isn't it?"


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Du Juan is in two GAP campaigns
One for the mainline and the other with the likes of Doutzen , Anja Rubik etc
Shes always chosen for the pretty campaigns
And she was featured in W as well last month or two months ago not bad

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Ah Du Juan for Giorgio Armani F/W 08. Go honey.

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Armani is better off choosing Mo Wandan.

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du juan for David Yurman fw08 with kate moss~~
go,honey go


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by the way , DU JUAN FOR Barney New York fw08

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http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=hyAV8KkrL5Y

Video of tacky fashion shows some of the dancers are tall just like the models. I guess many Chinese girls in China are quite tall.

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Actually, they are not training models there at all.

They are training a special police force unit.

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What features are admired for models within China?

Is blonde hair out now?

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Zhen, 19 years old and 1.8 meters (5 ft 9 in) tall, has the lush, pouting lips that Westerners admire but Chinese shun. It's a typical model's face -- memorable, but not necessarily beautiful. Huan is closer to a standard Chinese definition of pretty, with thin, curving eyebrows that contribute to her haughty air. She is two years younger than Zhen, also 1.8 meters tall and 103% attitude.

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