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October 30, 2007 at 9:40 am
The first shot is so beautiful. Her face is simply stunning – love the hair pulled back and simple hoops to frame her face. The whole ensemble is simple – she is so elegant.
(Oh, and lusting after those shoes.)
October 30, 2007 at 9:59 am
Yes the first picture is so amaaaazing
And I think I would like a gold sparkly wall like that in my house!
October 30, 2007 at 10:10 am
the woman in the first picture. beautiful face. Clean.
October 30, 2007 at 10:22 am
As for Antonio and companion, I’m reminded of the old nursery rhyme: “one will eat no fat, and one will eat no lean….”. I’m referring to the very different pants lengths of both–neither, in my opinion, particularly desirable.
As for Mr. L: well, the ensemble’s rather curious, isn’t it. A few flourishes, like the pocket embroidery (I’m assuming) and the tie, but the rest rather anonymous.
Though kudos for finding and posing him against the Klimt-like background.
Laguna Beach Trad
October 30, 2007 at 10:24 am
Beautiful photos, Scott. But, I expected a little more. I think your photos (so far!) will reveal a relative lack of creativity and diversity in Asian fashion, compared to that of Europe or North America. And what is there is derivative. You previously mentioned that you have not seen any Asian men worth photographing, so I suspect you know what I am talking about here. Come back to Europe and NYC where you belong!
October 30, 2007 at 10:33 am
Enamored by the first one–the hints of a traditional Chinese ruqun (a kind of traditional robe), the subtle black on black whimsical floral pattern, the full sleeves, as well as the very unexpected gladiator-esque belt. Also I love how everything is bathed in this warm golden light.
October 30, 2007 at 10:35 am
couldn’t agree less about the first one — well, her smile is very pretty and genuine, but to me the buckled kimono looks like something out of the Bride of Edward Scissorhands.
October 30, 2007 at 10:37 am
Great wide belt on the first woman, and the yellow and black combination in the last photo is perfect!
The Clothes Horse
October 30, 2007 at 10:45 am
I love the cultural influence on the outfit in the first photo, so kimono-esque. The rolled pants on the man on the right in the second photo are genius. And the final lady is stunning both as herself and as her ensemble.
October 30, 2007 at 10:58 am
The last yellow dress captured me.
October 30, 2007 at 11:07 am
Dunno if it’s the color scheme or the scheming fashion in these pics.
Really can’t handle all this wonderfulness.
And that last pic? I can look at this odd woman all day! Her proportions are off, askew and otherwise wrong and that’s what makes it right.
October 30, 2007 at 11:15 am
October 30, 2007 at 11:18 am
This is a wonderful post overall, but the gorgeous woman in the first shot really won me over.
October 30, 2007 at 11:19 am
Love the self assuredness from Mr. Christian Laboutin (the demeanor reminds me of photos of Jordan’s King Hussein). W/ the pocket, background,tie: there’s a very Wes Anderson quality to the photo – in a very good way.
October 30, 2007 at 11:22 am
(re. the last picture) now THAT is great makeup!
October 30, 2007 at 12:00 pm
antonio!!!!what a man!!!
October 30, 2007 at 12:13 pm
the last picture, what a fantastic look
October 30, 2007 at 12:38 pm
The 1st pic is a cautionary tale on wearing ill-fitting shoes. No matter how expensive or fashionable shoes are, if they don’t fit leave ‘em on the shelf!
The guys in the V-necked sweaters look great and show us why V-neck sweaters should be in everybody’s wardrobe.
The last picture is perfection. This woman really knows how to take what she has and work it to the max.
October 30, 2007 at 12:40 pm
The first shot is out of this world!
October 30, 2007 at 1:04 pm
Yellow is a great background for these pictures and last but not least the little yellow cocktail dress!
October 30, 2007 at 1:20 pm
Antonio and pal are cute and have nice outfits – except for that Bill Cosby sweater on the pal – but what’s with the sullen expressions?? Isn’t it a party? Cheer up, lads!
October 30, 2007 at 1:25 pm
God, what would I do without this site.
October 30, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Anon 12:38The shoes don’t fit poorly, it is the way she is standing
October 30, 2007 at 1:41 pm
the last chick is rather fantastic.
October 30, 2007 at 2:17 pm
The look on Antonio’s face makes me predisposed not to like him. But the man next to him has the opposite effect on me.
October 30, 2007 at 2:22 pm
#1 Bravo to her boldness. I love it all.
#2 The Cosby sweater somehow works. And the guy on the left manages to pull off those rather baggy trousers, too.
#3 Love it, especially the tie and pocket match.
#4 Yawn. Another model looking like a model.
October 30, 2007 at 2:30 pm
i love the picture with the beautiful girl in the yellow dress in front of…. china.you don’t need a degree in semiotics……
October 30, 2007 at 2:35 pm
oh and christian louboutin’s outfit:very cheeky, very great.
October 30, 2007 at 2:54 pm
I love the yellow dress. Anyone know who that is buy? the womaqn in black looks swamped by all the texture and fabric of hte ensemble. it is too big or she is too petite.
christian looks great— like a style saavy grandpa. I love that he designs such pulled togeather shoes.
October 30, 2007 at 3:34 pm
Oh, but the man next to Antonio! I just love those rolled cuffs.
October 30, 2007 at 4:05 pm
The young lady in yellow is delicious! Zhen piaoliang!
October 30, 2007 at 4:43 pm
isn’t the last one the controversial chinese supermodel, lu yan?
Love the yellow so much! I don’t know why we say “Gul ar ful” (“Yellow is ugly”) in my home country Sweden.
I too like the first picture a lot. The shoes, the colors and the elegant touch.
October 30, 2007 at 5:31 pm
I never realized that Mr. Christian Louboutin was so “adorable” looking.
October 30, 2007 at 6:26 pm
in reply to laguna beach trad. why you derive the idea (from the sartorialist’s photos or otherwise) that Eastern fashion is less than creative than western is beyond me. i have been living in asia for 5 years now and i’m always pleasantly startled by how diverse and creative the dressing is anywhere from japan to india.
October 30, 2007 at 6:56 pm
I too loved the first woman’s look.. Her black robe has a traditional feel to it and the belt adds a modern touch-very rich.. I like the detail in Mr. Christian Louboutin’s pocket, and it matches his graphic tie very unique :) And I must say the store looks amazing!
October 30, 2007 at 9:23 pm
Nice shoes Tommy!
October 30, 2007 at 9:29 pm
I love the outfit antonio’s friend has on! that geometric sweater is really nice.
October 30, 2007 at 10:58 pm
come on sart,where is the fashion icon sarah rutson – she is a world leader and our very own home grown Hong Konger . We look to her everyday to inspire us . where for art thou sarah ???
October 30, 2007 at 11:00 pm
For Anon 10:38
October 30, 2007 at 11:52 pm
the last shot is amazing. she’s striking, modern, unusual and bold… riveting.
October 30, 2007 at 11:53 pm
I knew I should have worn my kimono today!! And the last girl, wow!
October 31, 2007 at 1:03 am
you know christian!!! WOW.
October 31, 2007 at 8:10 am
Laguna Beach Trad said…“…I expected a little more. I think your photos (so far!) will reveal a relative lack of creativity and diversity in Asian fashion, compared to that of Europe or North America…”
I can’t agree with you there!I think asian fashion is quite interesting, original, and different to Europe and the USA, at least in Japan. Maybe Mr. Sartorialist is looking at Hong Kong through the eyes of somebody with European/American taste, and its not coming through in the pictures.
October 31, 2007 at 9:16 am
To those who disagree with my comments, simply check out the Sartorialists’s recent Asia-themed photos — most of which seem to be of Europeans and Americans in Asia! Also, I see he has started posting European photos, probably due to lack of worthwhile material in Asia. I would love to be proved wrong.
Let’s face it, Asia is not known as a centre for fashion and style. I agree, the Japanese can be very fashionable, but they are generally limited to aping European and American styles.
Here’s a thought. Instead of Asia, maybe the Sartorialist should go to South America? Maybe Buenos Aires or Sao Paolo? The people there are very fashionable, expecially in Argentina. I for one would love to see the Sartorialist do a Brazilian bikini special.
October 31, 2007 at 10:17 am
I think that long-haired man is more attractive than Antonio, his effortless cool is not easy to achieve.
Becca the Promo Mami
October 31, 2007 at 11:21 am
the yellow dress is beautiful :: and the first pic :: what a great, new vision for the cheong sam and obi belt!
Kenneth Cole, Cavalli, and Moschino did that look a lot in ’03, and its coming back! what a fashion forward young woman with such a radiant smile!
Alessandro Dell’Acqua showed some really hip and form fitting asian cut pieces this season :: do you know what label her dress is?
October 31, 2007 at 1:26 pm
What I find interesting about #4, yellow dress, is that everything about her ensemble is expected, perfect, blah, blah, blah…she looks great. But her EXPRESSION is fantastic…She reminds me of the chesire cat, and I’m just waiting for her body to disapear and leave her face floating there among the housewares.
October 31, 2007 at 2:56 pm
laguna beach trad: your comment is extremely short-sighted and narrow. first, asia is huge. both southeast asia and south asia have influence fashion for years, while only nominally incorporating western fashion into its own every day wear. As for Hong Kong and China, I think these photos provide an excellent example of different takes on traditionally western clothing, which is what all fashion does right? And to say Japan is simply imitating Western style is to ignore the way it has made it it’s own. If you deny that the style is not unique, then you are choosing to be ignorant. I mean, there is a difference between New York, Paris, and Milan style despite wearing many of the same pieces of clothing. Anyway, I wouldn’t be quite so quick say that over half of the world’s population “apes” Western style — it’s a bit offensive and a little sad for you to close off your mind to it.
October 31, 2007 at 4:35 pm
the combination of a kimono-style dress with a burberry belt in the first picture is interesting.
October 31, 2007 at 9:37 pm
Laguna beach trad lives in laguna beach (I assume, given the name), the epicenter of flip flops, shorts and “Art” galleries the sell dolphin statues. Hmmmmm, should he be talking about style?
November 1, 2007 at 1:23 am
Agreed with Anonymous’respond to laguna beach trad at 2:56pm totally. this is why there is such a diversity in different places, cultures, styles and taste and make it so exciting. If everyone dressed with a style like in North America or Europe, what’s the point of Scott going to Hong Kong and Beijing in the first place?
November 1, 2007 at 2:21 am
im loving that yellow dress and those shoes!
November 1, 2007 at 7:37 pm
Yep, the last woman is Lu Yan. Many Chinese people find her hideous, which is quite sad. It’s undeniable that she is very striking and unforgettable, regardless of whether you find her attractive or not. Mr. Sart captures that perfectly in his shot. :D
November 1, 2007 at 11:04 pm
So you’re making a huge generalization about a vast, varied CONTINENT encompassing billions of people…based on a handful of photos that you saw on a western men’s photoblog?
It is amazing how much latent racism is emerging on these Asia posts. And it is almost humorous how you try to justify your irrational position in your follow up.
November 1, 2007 at 11:11 pm
Re: Laguna Beach
Curious to know why a Laguna Beachite in diverse California would make such blanket statements about the fashion-tendencies of, you know, half of the entire world, I peeked at his blog.
Funny that it included an X-rated fantasy story about a white business professional and a young Asian women who was uninterested in boring Asian-American men and preferred to “ninja grip” white men.
Funny indeed how complex racial desire and hate intertwine.
November 2, 2007 at 12:05 am
I don’t think that where a person is from has anything to do with their knowledge about style…I’m from a tiny town in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and I consider myself very well versed in fashion.
Even though I do think that Laguna’s remarks were a little off color
November 2, 2007 at 11:17 am
the guy in the v-neck is tommy dobrzynski he works for the pedder group…their stores are amazing! fantastic windows i just saw his guy bourdin installation.
November 6, 2007 at 7:44 am
the moman in yellow robe is a model named Lu Yan from China.
February 17, 2008 at 8:49 pm
i have to give props to the Chinese super model Lu Yan and that eye catching , well made yellow dress along with that necklace and those deep red lips.
great light, great eye. well done!
April 2, 2008 at 12:59 pm
I see why Antonio is one of your favorites, Sart! What a gorgeous man! Why don’t you bring him to New York?
May 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm
why is there only one pic? or is it that i can only see one pic?