PRIM AND PROPER
There's no doubting the rise of the Asian model, with names like Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Fei Fei Sun and Du Juan regulars on international runways. Add to the list Wang Xiao, whose big break came last year when she was booked for a major campaign with top fashion photographer Steven Meisel. 'The industry now views the Asian market as vital, particularly in the luxury goods sector,' she says. 'China is one of the largest world markets, so it is no surprise that we are seeing more girls from the Far East appearing on the international runways.' Indeed, Wang has had a busy couple of months at fashion weeks around the world. 'My favourite moment was having my photographer husband with me at the New York shows; It was great having the moral support during one of the most stressful periods of the fashion calendar.' On the catwalk she might style high-end looks, but at home she's a little more down to earth. 'I get most of my inspiration from watching how people on the street style their outfits, because everyone expresses themselves differently. I don't really have a favourite designer as such, although I wear a lot of Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe and Phillip Lim.'
Jumper by Stella McCartney. Shirt by Givenchy. Belt by Marios Scwab. Necklace by Mawi. Rings by Pebble London.
Dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Waistband by Peter Pilotto. Bracelets by Pebble London.
Dress and polo neck both by Celine. Choker by Fleet Ilya. Jewellery by Maria Francesca Pepe.
Shirt by McQ. Dress by Christopher Kane. Jacket by MiH Jeans. Necklace by Jade Jagger. Socks by Paul Smith.
Jacket by Miu Miu. Cross by Pebble London.
Dress by Preen. Shirt by Paul Smith. Necklace by Jade Jagger.
PHOTOGRAPHER Jeff Hahn
STYLIST Simone Konu
MAKE-UP Jose Bass at Frank Agency
HAIR Michael Jones
MODEL Wang Xiao at Premier
SHOT ON LOCATION at Hoxton Street Studios