Sui He Makes It Big On the Cover of W Magazine

By Butterboom Writers  /  October 21, 2011

Chinese beauty lands W Magazine front cover.

Looks like there’s another hot Chinese model to look out for! Following in the footsteps of Liu Wen and Ming Xi, Sui He is the next Asian model to make it big – landing the front cover of November’s W Magazine, the sixth annual “Fashion Meets Art” issue.

The cover and editorial was inspired by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was detained by Chinese authorities earlier this year for alleged economic crimes and released in June under close surveillance and by photographs Ai took of the 1980s Tompkins Square riots, plus references to his own recent bout in captivity courtesy of the Chinese government.

The striking cover image was shot by Max Vadukel in New York, as directed on Skype by Ai Wei Wei.

The controversial cover marks the latest breakthrough in Wenzhou-born Sui’s career. Following her 2010 debut at Milan Fashion Week, she became the first Asian model to open a Ralph Lauren show (at Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week) and is one of the current faces of the brand. She’s also just celebrated her most successful season yet with catwalk outings for Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Hermes, Giorgio Armani and Bottega Veneta at the Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Weeks.

Sui also featured in Vogue China’s recent front cover line-up of Chinese model sensations (alongside Liu and Ming) and marked herself as a firm fashion favourite by going blonde for a recent stunning editorial shot by Camilla Akrans. Renowned for her flawless bone structure and atypically Asian face, here’s hoping Sui He’s career continues growing from strength to strength!


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