Allure Magazine joins the movement towards a more inclusive perspective with its June 2018 issue with a focus on Asian models. In her editor’s letter and a series of tweets, Allure editor-in-chief Michelle Lee explained her personal motivations to include an all Asian cast for this month’s cover with a moment of reflection and an understanding that numbers mean more than empty words. Our decision to feature three Asian women got me thinking about when the last time was that Allure had an Asian woman on the cover, Lee explained before stating some pretty incredible facts. In 327 issues and over 28 years, there had only been two Asian women on the cover: Lucy Liu in 2000 and Olivia Munn, who’s part Chinese, in 2014. Not. good!
Photographer Sølve Sundsbø captures animated cover portraits of Fei Fei Sun, Fernanda Ly, and Soo Joo Park, styled by Beat Bollinger and all inspiring major hair envy. The top models reflected on their experiences in the industry – both good and bad – and how more steps need to be taken to diversify fashion. / Hair by Malcolm Edwards; makeup by Hiromi Ueda