A photoshoot: Instafamous international students of Shanghai
It’s China’s answer to New York
Shanghai is a fascinating city mixing eastern and western traditions and a world renowned centre of commerce, culture and style.
These elegant international students are passionate fashion enthusiasts and bloggers from Shanghai, with thousands of Instagram and YouTube followers between them. They each posed in front of a specific landmark
We’ve asked them to come up with three sets of outfits they would consider truly identifying who they are, as well as letting the clothes embody the streets styles they believe represent the city.
Location one: Huai Hai Road
Casey, 17, University of San Diego
What’s quality links your outfits together?
“Comfort. Because if you’re not comfortable in what you wear, then you’re not going to feel confident in what you wear, which to me is the main point of style. That’s the idea of wearing clothes – to feel confident and comfortable.”
Location two: The Bund
Alicia, 18, University of Southern California
What’s your favourite thing to do in Shanghai?
“I really really recommend taking a step back from the liveliest parts of the city and explore the intimate alleyways hidden away here. Places like Huai Hai Road or on Yong Kang Road. These are the places where you can see the old fashioned local culture of Shanghai.”
Location three: Xin Tian Di
Ann, 18, London College of Fashion
How has living in Shanghai influenced your fashion choices?
“The fashion style in Shanghai changes a lot. There are people coming from different countries around the world. Especially when Shanghai is a city full of expats. The way people dress shows you who they are.”
Follow Ann on Instagram @Annreee.