“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
Latitude traces the lines that connect cultures around the world, from globalization and international efforts to stall the effects of climate change to personal freedom and the refugee crisis. The new issue features contributions from acclaimed screenwriter and actor Brit Marling, award-winning journalist Behrouz Boochani, and visionary photographers including Jamie Hawkesworth, Charlie Engman, Pierre Debusschere, Max Farago, and more.