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Why Western beauty ideals and ‘Instagram face’ rule in Southeast Asia, and women hide their ‘Asian noses’

While West has embraced diverse beauty – Rihanna, take a bow – women in Southeast Asia still crave Kim Kardashian West’s doll-like features and highlights. Social media and multinationals are behind this ‘homogenisation of beauty’.

27 May 2019 - 6:17PM

While West has embraced diverse beauty – Rihanna, take a bow – women in Southeast Asia still crave Kim Kardashian West’s doll-like features and highlights. Social media and multinationals are behind this ‘homogenisation of beauty’.

Why Western beauty ideals and ‘Instagram face’ rule in Southeast Asia, and women hide their ‘Asian noses’
Why fast-fashion brands like H&M are losing millennial customers in Malaysia and Singapore

Growing awareness of environmental and workers’ issues, as well as intense competition from online brands, are contributing to a dip in demand for fast fashion. But do enough people really care to make a lasting difference?

9 Jul 2018 - 1:14PM

Growing awareness of environmental and workers’ issues, as well as intense competition from online brands, are contributing to a dip in demand for fast fashion. But do enough people really care to make a lasting difference?

Why fast-fashion brands like H&M are losing millennial customers in Malaysia and Singapore