UPDATED DECEMBER 18th 2012: Added two new covers featuring Ni Ni, photographed by Patrick Lindblom, and Melissa Stasiuk by Billy Nava.
The covers featuring models Du Juan and Nimue Smit were photographed by Stockton Johnson and Bojana Tatarska respectively.
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Numéro China only have 14 issues so far (their first issue with Liu Wen on the front page was launched in September 2010), but their covers are good, combining familiar faces with great styling and minimalist backgrounds.
Two Chinese supermodels landed the honour of featured for two covers this year. The former face of H&M, Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld, Gap, David Yurman, Anna Sui and Giorgio Armani, 29 year old Du Juan, was photographed by Mei Yuan Gui for the magazine’s first 2011 cover and by Tiziano Magni for June/July issue while the 23 year old Liu Wen–the current face of Estée Lauder and the first Asian model to ever walked on Victoria’s Secret runway–was photographed by Kai Z Feng for March cover and by Tiziano Magzi for one of the September covers (the other one was featured fellow Estée Lauder‘s campaign girl, Constance Jablonski).
Tiziano Magni snapped most of the covers for Numéro China this year. Besides two covers mentioned earlier, the Italian born photographer also lensed Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing for April; Burberry model Edie Campbell for May; top model and the current face of L’Oreal, Liya Kebede for October; and my favourite cover of the year, December issue featuring Doutzen Kroes.
The rest of the covers are featuring one of the models for the 2012 Pirelli Calendar, Edita Vilkeviciute, who was photographed by Kai Z Feng for August front page and the rising Chinese model, Ming Xi by Claus Wickrath for November issue.
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35 year old Chinese actress Li Bing Bing graced the first 2011 cover of her hometown fashion publication, Vogue, photographed by Max Vadukul. Five editions later, fellow actress Fan Bing Bing (both are not related) graced the minimalist July cover lensed by Josh Olins.
The rest of the covers are belongs to models: Gisele Bundchen sitting pretty for February issue lensed by Patrick Demarchelier; Lara Stone posed for two gorgeous March covers (my fave!) by Inez & Vinoodh; a reprint of Frida Gustavsson for May issue by Arthur Elgort; Natalia Vodianova on her second Vogue China cover for June by Peter Lindbergh; rising model Ming Xi for August issue by Daniel Jackson; current Chinese famous models–Du Juan, Sui He, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Ming Xi and Shu Pei Qin– for September issue (also my fave!) once again by Inez & Vinoodh; and last but not least, Edita Vilkeviciute for November by Peter Lindbergh.
You can also read last year’s covers recap, here.
Which are your favourite covers from Vogue China this year, guys?
Chinese top model Du Juan was photographed by Fan Xin for the latest cover of Manifesto magazine.
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UPDATED AUGUST 27th 2011: Added the Vogue China Collections Fall Winter 2011 cover featuring Natasha Poly.
Chinese top models Du Juan, Sui He, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Ming Xi and Shu Pei Qin was photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin for the stunning September cover of Vogue China in Gucci Fall Winter 2011 colorful dresses! Marvelous cover!