Launched earlier this year back in April, we simply don’t know where you’ve been if you weren’t aware that we now have a Chinese edition of W Magazine to fawn over. You’ve been missing out – big style. Under the tutelage of editor Mix Wei, W Magazine China’s debut outing saw Gong Li and Isabelle Huppert front the celebratory issue while Fei Fei Sun and photographer Zeng Wu proved to be a match made in heaven for the mag’s second installment. Now, three issues in, W China’s fashion issue is here for the Fall 2023 season and it’s nothing short of spectacular. Models Liu Wen and Naomi Campbell are welcomed as cover stars for the occasion, both working the lens of photographer Leslie Zhang, complete with stylist Austin Feng dressing the girls in looks from Prada’s Fall 2023 collection across a total of four collectable covers.
Members of our forums were left in awe. “They killed it! Liu Wen is stunning wowww,” Bertrando3 exclaimed.
“Liu Wen is having a moment and she is giving everything. She looks amazing and it’s good to see someone committed,” applauded Lola701.
“Never tired of saying this: Liu Wen is a star! She looks amazing and delivers it all. I could’ve done without Naomi…” chimed in forum member thiago.
“Naomi looks like an amateur here,” oaklee91 added.
“FABBBBBB! Both Liu and Naomi killed it, the vets showing the new girls how it’s done! Fashion magazines in Asia are on a whole other level, western publications need to step it up,” voiced fenty.
Vogue28 ultimately agreed, commenting: “You just have to hand it to the brilliant editors at these Chinese fashion titles, who seem to be the only editors left with an ounce of creativity and determination to keep fashion and fashion photography alive. Never usually pay attention to W China but I am 100% here for this!”
Leslie Zhang’s accompanying cover feature to these four fabulous covers is a total must-see. Check the story out in its entirety and join the party, here.