A MODERN DANCE: This is one of the most impressive images, let alone fashion editorial images that I have seen so far this year. Three stunning Chinese top models, dresses from one of the best (and sadly, also underrated) collections this season, wet and wild hair, soft skin and quite a bit of visual sex thrown in for good measure. What could be better? This image, taken from Vogue China’s May 2012 issue was shot by Daniel Jackson and styled by Tina Lakkonen and just goes to show the extent of their talent. Jackson’s studio work is reminscent of Steven Meisel’s shoots for US Vogue in the 1990s but with his own modern twist added. Lakkonen’s styling is simple and effective, she fuses the light Calvin Klein dresses together with the dance/ballet influence of the story effortlessly. All of the girls look stunning but I have to say that Sui He surprisingly commands my attention most here with her lustful expression, although I like the spontaneity of Liu’s expression of the sense of movement here. Ming looks beautiful but slightly more stagnant here. As beautiful as she is, I usually find Sui He’s work boring but I am starting to warm to her now. Vogue China is producing some great, A-List editorials with newer photographers (like Daniel Jackson), a trend that I hope the other big Western magazines will tack onto soon. We need a shake-up and some new stars, as much as we love Meisel, Testino and McDean of the 1990s. I’m more excited about the stars of this coming decade and look forward to seeing who everyone is fawning over in a couple of year’s time.