One of the covers of the first issue of The Wow, an independent magazine launched in the UK targeting Asian women.

New UK fashion magazine for Asian women, The Wow, and the man behind it all

  • Wei Liu, founder and editor of The Wow, says he wants to reach all women with Asian heritage and also Western people interested in Asian culture
  • He was surprised how many Asian actors, models and photographers wanted to help – a sign, perhaps, of how few opportunities they get in Western media
Topic |   Fashion

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One of the covers of the first issue of The Wow, an independent magazine launched in the UK targeting Asian women.
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Meghan Markle is a fan of Self-Portrait, the fashion label London-based Malaysian designer Han Chong launched in 2013 and which has enjoyed a stratospheric rise. Photo: Alastair Grant/Pool/AFP

How to make it in fashion: London-based Malaysian designer on building a brand

  • Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are among fans of Han Chong’s label Self-Portrait, which offers well-made dresses at a fraction of the cost of luxury pieces
  • Chong, who launched his label at the age of 34, stresses the importance of gaining experience in fashion, having a consistent vision, and talking to suppliers
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Meghan Markle is a fan of Self-Portrait, the fashion label London-based Malaysian designer Han Chong launched in 2013 and which has enjoyed a stratospheric rise. Photo: Alastair Grant/Pool/AFP
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