See Us In The Wildfire

Our story is not new. With the increase of Asian hate and violence, we were inspired to create a visual exploration of Asian identity, in self-awareness and unity, through art and fashion in America.

This is our Wildfire. It burns beyond our immigrant narrative, working to incinerate the tropes that reinforce stereotypes. We are tired of being told we do not belong, that we should feel lucky to be here. We are tired of being described as submissive and invisible; our appearances scrutinized but also fetishized. We refuse to be folded into silence or to be deemed statistically insignificant.

It burns so that we may dream, imagine, and rebirth new possibilities for ourselves and generations to come. 
It burns to amplify and connect our voices, our art, through mediums which we are too often unrepresented.

We are not a myth to be molded.
 

photographer SOPHIE CÉCILE XU
model KELLY CHU @Vie Model & Talent Agency
model SPENCER AHN @State Management 
wardrobe stylist/ model AYUMI PERRY
hair stylist ASHLEY LUBACH
makeup artist MICHELE WILDERMAN
makeup assistant ROSA VAN
stylist assistant SOKU MASSIMO
stylist assistant JONNY HERRERA
production designer KIMBERLY REDMAN
production designer assistant ANDREA PARMELEE


clothes:


Image 1 & 2 - Kelly Look 1:
Top: Marine Serre
Jacket: Retrospect Vintage
Harness: Passional Boutique
Shoes: Y/Project
Jewelry: Zelik


Image 1 & 3 - Ayumi:
Outer Dress: Margiela for H&M
Middle Dress, Inner Dress, and Coat:
Retrospect Vintage
Harness: Passional Boutique
Shoes: Ann Demeulemeester

Image 3 & 4 - Spencer:

Jacket and bottom: Retrospect Vin-
tage

Shoes and nose ring: Model’s
Chain: Conrad Booker


Image 5 & 6 - Kelly Look 2:
Sculptural Corset: Conrad Booker

Image 8 - Kelly:
Top: Marine Serre
Jacket: Retrospect Vintage
Harness: Passional Boutique
Shoes: Y/Project
Jewelry: Zelik
 

Image 7 - Spencer:
Jacket and bottom: Retrospect
Vintage
Shoes and nose ring: Model’s
Chain: Conrad Booker
 

Image 9 - Ayumi:
Outer Dress: Margiela for H&M
Middle Dress, Inner Dress, and Coat:
Retrospect Vintage
Harness: Passional Boutique
Shoes: Ann Demeulemeester

Image 11, 12, & 13 - Kelly Look 1:
Sculptural Top: Conrad Booker
Dress: Byron Kyheem x Soku Massimo
Boots: Ann Demeulemeester
Image 13 & 14 - Ayumi:
Top: Conrad Booker
Jacket and Leg Harness: Retrospect
Vintage
Pants: Zara
Shoes: Ann Demeulemeester

Image 14 - Spencer:
Jacket and Scarf: Retrospect Vintage
Pants: Rick Owens
Shoes: Model’s

Image 15 - Kelly Look 2:
Sculptural Corset: Conrad Booker

Image 16, 17, 18, & 20 - Kelly:
Dress, Latex Top, Stockings: Passional Boutique
Sculptural Top: Autumn Lin
Boots: Ann Demeulemeester
Jewelry: Zelik

Image 17, 18, & 21 - Ayumi:
Bodysuit: Custom Iris Bonner, These Pink Lips
Sculptural Top and Bottom: Autumn Lin
Pants: Jonny Herrera
Shoes: Model’s

Image 17 & 19 - Spencer:
Top: Soku Massimo
Jacket: Retrospect Vintage
Pants: Jonny Herrera
Sculptural Top: Autumn Lin
Shoes: Model’s
Glove: BZJ, Mind of Cool Rumors

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