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Dress Loewe, top Sid Neigum, earring worn as brooch Wingfree

Jacket Wingfree, top Susan Fang, apron Metersbonwe Costume Museum, skirt and pants Samuel Guì Yang, jewelry Lion Shi Ji Classical Jewelry, shoes and belt Loewe

Dress Asai, jacket Le Fame, antique dress Metersbonwe Costume Museum, earrings, ring, brooches Lion Shi Ji Classical Jewelry, necklace courtesy DDR Vintage

Dress Asai, jacket Le Fame, antique dress Metersbonwe Costume Museum, earrings, ring, brooches Lion Shi Ji Classical Jewelry, necklace courtesy DDR Vintage

Cape Viktor & Rolf Couture, earrings Asai, shoes Loewe

Cape Viktor & Rolf Couture, earrings Asai, shoes Loewe

Dress Loewe, top Sid Neigum, earring worn as brooch Wingfree

Jacket Wingfree, top Susan Fang, apron Metersbonwe Costume Museum, skirt and pants Samuel Guì Yang, jewelry Lion Shi Ji Classical Jewelry, shoes and belt Loewe

Dress Asai, jacket Le Fame, antique dress Metersbonwe Costume Museum, earrings, ring, brooches Lion Shi Ji Classical Jewelry, necklace courtesy DDR Vintage

Dress Asai, jacket Le Fame, antique dress Metersbonwe Costume Museum, earrings, ring, brooches Lion Shi Ji Classical Jewelry, necklace courtesy DDR Vintage

Cape Viktor & Rolf Couture, earrings Asai, shoes Loewe

Cape Viktor & Rolf Couture, earrings Asai, shoes Loewe

Freedom: China

We asked creators around the world to interpret the meaning of latitude through the ultimate language of self-expression: fashion. The result? A global tapestry depicting modern-day culture and identity, woven together by threads that feel as universal as they do unique. Check back each week for a new installment of the series.

31°13′27.6996″ N, 121°28′9.0120″ E
Shanghai, China

Photographs by Leslie Zhang Jia Cheng
Styling by Lucia Liu

“Each single point on a map is unique, as is the culture located there. To be unique is a luxurious freedom. For me, in the fashion photography world currently dominated by Western ideals, I want to create a space for the things I am rooted in. These are the memories and experiences from growing up in China, which played an integral part in shaping my view of beauty. The concept is the beauty and integrity of Chinese flowers and plants, which are given quite a bit of poetic meaning by generations of laureates throughout history.” Leslie Zhang Jia Cheng

Cape Viktor & Rolf Couture, earrings Asai, shoes Loewe
Dress Asai, jacket Le Fame, antique dress Metersbonwe Costume Museum, earrings, ring, brooches Lion Shi Ji Classical Jewelry, necklace courtesy DDR Vintage


MAKEUP Xin Miao Hair Hua Zi MODEL Shuping Li PRODUCTION Oolong LIGHTING Dongbin Qiao PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANTS Xiaolin Jiao, Bei Yuan, Xiao Wang STYLING ASSISTANTS Shasha Wang and Qiuyi Chu at theBallroom, Cuicui SPECIAL THANKS Adam Chen Junjie

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