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Shot on the streets of Paris, come on set for the ‘Wonder’ issue cover story, starring Yilan Hua

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Gracing the cover story of the Wonder issue, Yilan Hua is clad in a Gucci suit and presented in a colourful press conference. Lensed by Tim Ashton and styled by Hannah Cooper, Hua – our modern muse – is the subject of the gaze. Meeting glances on the streets of Paris, she reminds us of what is expected of us but also of what must be rebelled against. Will she answer their call?

CHRISTIAN DIOR bodysuit and sleeves; prada heels.

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LOUIS VUITTON dress, jumper and shoes.

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With an infectious personality and laugh to match her vibrant aura, alongside an energy filled with possibility, Hua is not afraid to get personal. Breaking into tears while deep in character for a moment swathed in Saint Laurent, she is multitudes. Shot alongside Teo Fortin, we see the pair moodily strolling the streets donning Dior Men, Prada and Loewe, a suave pairing exuding the laissez-faire nature of Parisians. 

Left: FENDI top and dress; ACNE STUDIOS shoes. Right: Yilan wears ACNE STUDIOS dress. Teo wears ACNE STUDIOS jacket and shirt; DIOR MEN shoes; model’s own socks.

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BALENCIAGA dress and pant shoes.

SAINT LAURENT top, pants, shoes, earrings, bracelets and rings.


While shooting on location in the City of Lights, humility exuded from her every fibre across the streets of the French capital. From contorting into the back of Parisian taxis in a diaphanous Jordan Dalah gown like it’s normal to secretly ordering the entire team bubble tea, she never loses herself in the opulence of the moment. Perhaps that’s why being true is the quality she admires most in others.

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Left: Yilan wears PRADA jacket, top and skirt. Teo wears DIOR MEN jacket, shirt, pants and hat. Right: Yilan wears LOEWE coat, top, pants and shoes. Teo wears SAINT LAURENT coat and pants; DIOR MEN shoes; model’s own socks.

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CHANEL earrings.


Experience the Wonder issue of RUSSH in its entirety this September, available on newsstands from September 1 and through our shop. Get to know Hua further in our model profile, unpacking her beginnings in the industry and when she feels most loved.

PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Ashton @ After Winter Agency
FASHION Hannah Cooper
MODELS Yilan Hua @ NY Model Management, Teo Fortin @ Metropolitan Models Paris
HAIR Miwa Moroki
MAKEUP Kana Nagashima
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS Alex Tracey and Bananas Clarke
CASTING Neill Seeto at IMA Casting

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