31°13′27.6996″ N, 121°28′9.0120″ E Shanghai, China
“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
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
In the face of the climate crisis, one thing is clear: we will only get to an ecologically just future by way of working together. If humankind is to heal its relationship to the rest of creation, it must restore harmony—which cannot exist without collaboration. And what could be more emblematic of holism and harmony than a hive?