‘Made in China’ by Shxpir Huang for Harper’s Bazaar China June 2013
Photographer: Shxpir. Model(s): Hiu Hiu Ma, Hong Jun Chen, Li Jie Liu, Li Jun Liu, Lin Zhu. Source: Harper's Bazaar China. Stylist: Xiao Mu Fan. Makeup: Qi Sun / Jason X.
Posted Jun 05, 2013
Enjoy the multi-dimensional editorial experience that is ‘Made in China’ by Shxpir Huang for Harper’s Bazaar China, June 2013. Embracing the future of fashion, this cutting-edge artist extends the life of this story by creating a hyper-stylish video to match. Open your eyes open your mind, everybody loves Chinese girls…With the same spirit that made the song, “I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world, Life in plastic, it’s fantastic!” a world-wide phenomenon in the 80’s, these lyrics give the ‘Made in China Girl‘ fashion film a similar sense of self-effacing kitch. As the words repeat themselves in a dizzying loop against a brutally cool back-beat, Hong Jun Chen, Li Jie Liu, Li Jun Liu, Lin Zhu and Hiu Hiu take on the task of playing made to order modern day model/dolls with piercing perfection. Clean, crisp and all together cool, Shxpir’s creative concept is a nice divergence from all the drama – reminding us that fashion is meant to be fun.