Meet China's leading street style stars


Ever since the 2015 Met Gala's theme of 'China: Through The Looking Glass', the stage where Rihanna unveiled her metres-long golden Guo Pei cloak, we've been looking to the Far East for fashion inspiration. And where better to look than these uber-stylish fashion plates, who have been showing us Brits a thing or two on the international street style scene for the last few seasons? Get to know these impeccably turned out women now: they'll be sure to make the top of every street style chart come fashion week.

Li Hui

Famous for: Former editor at Harper’s Bazaar China, stylist Li Hui is a familiar face on the street style circuit, and with good reason. Her wardrobe - full of Chanel, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana - would induce envy in even the most serene of women, and she wears bright colours like cherry red and candy pink like she was born doing it.

Li Hui Credit: Instagram/@lihuihui616

Li Hui Credit: Instagram/@lihuihui616

Signature style: Streamlined and sports-influenced pieces mixed with a dash of drama, by way of Gucci florals, or a studded fine tweed blazer. Oh, and she never met a hat she didn't like - berets, fedoras and pork pie hats have all made their way into her mix.

Most likely to be seen: hobnobbing with the who's-who of high fashion, dining with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and posing alongside Alessandro Michele.

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Most likely to be seen: hobnobbing with the who's-who of high fashion, dining with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and posing alongside Alessandro Michele.

Tina Leung

Famous for: She's a successful stylist and blogger, having worked with Hong Kong-based celebrities like Lost actress Yun Jin Kim and actess Karen Mok, and bagged herself the Coveteur treatment. The Canadian website managed to snoop inside her closet in an attempt to discover her style secrets - a privilege only extended to those with the most enviable of wardrobes.

Tina Leung at Paris Haute Couture Week AW15 Credit: Rex

Tina Leung at Paris Haute Couture Week AW15 Credit: Rex

Signature style: Her half-shaved hairstyle that, when paired with killer tailoring, means all cameras are on her outside the shows.

Most likely to be seen:  in the departure lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle or Hong Kong International airport - Tina splits her time between the two fashion capitals.

Shu Pei Qin

Famous for: modellling for Chanel ready-to-wear and Couture, as well as catwalk stints for Victoria's Secret, Ralph Lauren and Altuzarra. She's also designed her own jewellery range in collaboration with Hong Kong jeweller Chow Tai Fook.

Qin Shupei Credit: Instagram/@shupeicute

Qin Shupei Credit: Instagram/@shupeicute

Signature style: Shu Pei pulls together your favourite relaxed basics - skinny jeans, slouchy sweaters and plimsolls - and makes them look a million dollars with a flash of the ankle, a pushed up cuff, or on-point jewellery.

Most likely to be seen: arm in arm with fellow models Behati Prinsloo and Karolina Kurkova, as Tommy Hilfiger dressed all three for the Met Gala in 2015.

Leaf Greener

Famous for: Formerly senior fashion editor at Elle China, Leaf went on to found her eponymous independent mobile magazine on WeChat - one of the most popular messaging apps in China. On the western fashion scene's she's also a regular on street style blogs like Garance Doré and Tommy Ton.

Leaf Greener at PFW SS16 Credit: Rex

Leaf Greener at PFW SS16 Credit: Rex

Signature style: Not afraid of head-to-toe colour, Leaf can be easily spotted in a crowd in buttercup yellow pyjamas, and voluminous cocoon coats in green and red.

Most likely to be seen: out shopping in Shanghai, whether picking out some new attention-grabbing pieces from   Chinese designers at boutique Dong Liang, or browsing through the vintage selection at one of the city's few vintage shops, Luxe Vintage (according to Tory Burch).

Linda Li

Famous for: being China's answer to Alexa Chung - a TV presenter blessed with model proportions.

Linda Li Credit: Rex

Linda Li Credit: Rex

Signature style: Linda loves texture, whether in the form of fluffy faux fur or patent PVC, but her best accessory is her megawatt smile - she's barely seen without it.

Most likely to be seen: gazing back from Chinese TV screens or glossy magazine editorials, but also hosting Chinese fashion events, like Burberry's Shanghai adventure back in 2014.

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