The influx of the luxury market in China is a boon for Chinese models. It has increased the demand for Asian models in the country as well as markets worldwide.
Chinese model Liu Wen is the fifth highest paid model in the world. It was that long ago when only one or two Asian models received attention globally. Now, the numbers are up significantly, according to the editor of Vogue China.
"In the last couple of seasons you have seen a sudden increase [in Asian models]" Angelica Cheung, editor of Vogue China, told The Guardian. "Even in the last two or three years it was pretty much about Du Juan: she was the only one going big. Now they have all appeared."