The show, which was Li's first official runway event, featured 35 models in total. Speaking to HuffPost, the designer said she wanted to highlight the "incredible diversity" and individuality within Asians. In her experience, Li explained, the fashion industry often sees Asians as a monolithic group, as a box to check Asian instead of a diverse community of people from all different backgrounds Filipinos, Singaporeans, Koreans , who do not look and act the same way. Li featured a cast of 35 Asian models on the runway. Following the designer's show, many took to social media to commend her casting decision.
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Kat Chow. The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups, especially black Americans. A piece from New York Magazine's Andrew Sullivan over the weekend ended with an old, well-worn trope: Asian-Americans, with their "solid two-parent family structures," are a shining example of how to overcome discrimination. An essay that began by imagining why Democrats feel sorry for Hillary Clinton — and then detoured to President Trump's policies — drifted to this troubling ending:. What gives?
Asian activists, we can do better
Advertise Donate Read the latest issue Newsletter. A few months ago, a friend and I grabbed a quick late-night meal with a new acquaintance we had made earlier that night. Everything seemed to be going smoothly—for nearly an hour, we chatted animatedly about television shows, our shared experience of Asianness, and our favorite outer boroughs—until, mid-fry, he dropped an anti-black slur. Shocked, my friend and I immediately stopped eating. After a few uncomfortable seconds, he held his palms up and half-rolled his eyes.
We spotted a few faces, both recurring and new, at the recent Fashion Week and we wanted to shine a spotlight on these Asian models. Seeing some of these Asian models establishing themselves by walking for some of the biggest luxury brands is a great start to diversity in the fashion world. We spotted a few faces, both recurring and new, at the recent Fashion Week and we wanted to shine a spotlight on these Asian beauties that have tirelessly worked their way into the modelling industry. Your email address will not be published.