Posted by Stephan Moskovic | May 1st, 2015

5 Faces of China
In Search of Lost Time
似水年华:中国
Models.com heads to Beijing for a special story featuring five of China’s most innovative talents. Their fields may be different, but together they represent the creativity and originality that has come to define China’s global influence. Representing the worlds of dance, music, cinema and fashion, each of these artists embodies excellence. In the media, China’s status as a political and financial power has been much discussed, but it’s the nation’s cultural capital that is now more important and vital than ever. In these five original stories entitled ’In Search of Lost Time’, contemporary fashion trends are presented on an illustrious group of Chinese celebrities. Photographer Yin Chao, Fashion Director Dan Cui and Models.com Asia/Pacific Managing Editor Felix Chang capture these stars in a series of provocative editorials, each with its own unique perspective. The images serve both as a fitting tribute to China’s best and brightest, and as a showcase for emerging designers. With the Met’s expansive ‘China: Through the Looking Glass‘ exhibition only days away there is no better time to experience these images.

“生命只是一连串孤立的片刻,靠着回忆和幻想,许多意义浮现了,然後消失,消失之後又浮现。”——普鲁斯特《追忆似水年华》。2015年的北京冬日,五段孤立的生命片刻如平行线般在各自的时空穿梭来往。也许是回忆,或许是幻想,那些如行云流水般的青春年华在一呼一吸的刹那,释放着闪烁耀眼的生命光芒。

Models.com 首次於中国北京制作的原创故事《似水年华》记录着五位来自於不同领域的非常人物。以人物各自的生活与专业背景为蓝图,勾画出象徵中国当下的时尚潮流。由 Models.com 的亚太区执行主编 Felix Chang 创意策划,摄影师尹超和时装总监崔丹率领北京当地的优秀团队制作,经由在地人的视角,记录着属於中国新兴时尚势力的崛起和五位卓越人物的青春年华。

As one of the premiere figures of Kunqu Opera, Wei Chunrong is a peerless performer and instantly recognizable face to opera fans. Awarded the Plum Blossom Prize — the highest theatrical honor in China— for her numerous performances, Wei is a master of her craft. Photographed looking chic in contemporary designer gear and in full costume onstage, both sides of her enigmatic persona are on display.

有着“百戏之祖”美名的昆曲是中国现存最古老的戏曲形式之一,而曾获得中国戏剧梅花奖的魏春荣肯定是对知悉昆曲的人来说一个耳熟能详的人物。从年少开始便踏入戏曲界,受到扎实深厚的教育训练,有双美丽大眼睛,在舞台上的细腻神情传递与表演收放自如无不让看过她演出的人叹为观止。

Photographed by Yin Chao / SUPER STUDIO for Models.com
Styled & art direction by Dan Cui
Creative direction by Felix Chang
Online art direction by Stephan Moskovic
Hair & Make up by Tai Lingyi

Kunqu Opera Make up by Li Xue Min
Video edited by SUPER STUDIO & Zhang Yao

Music composed by Liao Xing / Vocal by Wei Chunrong
Produced by SUPER STUDIO

 


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Jacket and gown Evening
 

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8 Comments to “5 Faces of China Pt. 4: Wei Chunrong”

  1. Alex says:

    Beautiful Kunqu music used in the video, reminds me of Leslie Cheung in Farewell My Concubine.

  2. youwenting says:

    so beautiful..

  3. Cynthia says:

    So pretty !

  4. Caddah says:

    #LOVELY 🙂

  5. 左岸一只小王子 says:

    上妆之后美翻了,最是那一低头的温柔。京剧中的魅力加上表演者散发出来的美感,点赞!

  6. Ada says:

    Lujan always exceeds my expectation, looking forward to his future surprise. We will always support him. Fighting Luhan!

  7. babyhaluhalu says:

    因为鹿晗关注试着解读这个专题。昆曲用最柔美的声像传达了深厚的中国文化精神。就像这五位代表人物,长相柔美、沉静、与世无争,而中华的精神在他们身上的延续则以不同的风貌展现,更有时代感。为这个专题的策划、实现点赞。

  8. ilovelittleprince says:

    美!

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