Catwalk phenomenon Liu Wen, 28, is living life in the fast lane. Hot off the Prada and Fendi runways in Milan, and the new face of high street giant Mango, she tells Marie Claire’s Trish Halpin how she got here and how it feels to be China’s first ever bona fide supermodel.
Describe your personal style…
‘It’s always been very tomboy, but as I’m getting a little bit older, I like a more feminine styles as well. This new collection with Mango is called Soft Minimal and it’s my favourite kind of mix-match; comfortable boy style pants, but then with a very beautiful blouse with a sexy lace back.’
What about when you’re off-duty?
‘I just wear very nice pyjamas. When I’m at home, I love to watch movies and relax because when I’m modeling, I’m always travelling. When I’m not working I don’t put much make up, but I do love nail polish for that little bit of fun colour.’
What’s next for you?
Could you ever see yourself becoming a designer? ‘One day, yeah. I’ve really enjoyed working on this Mango campaign as this is the first time I’ve talking about a collection and I feel like a designer right now! I know [the collection] very well, I’ve been very involved and I’ve got so many favourite pieces. I just posted this jacket (above) actually on Instagram…’
…Cue 14,000 likes from Liu’s adoring 1.4 million followers. Watch out, fashion world, the unstoppable Ms Wen is clearly set to take over completely.