“Business of Fashion” deems Luhan as Chinese star with most potential

DWNews: Luhan becomes first Chinese star in global fashion ranking

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A few days ago, leading digital authority on global fashion trends, “Business of Fashion” made their 2016 “BOF 500” ranking public.
– Luhan became the only Chinese celebrity to make it onto the ranking and was given the title “Most Anticipated Chinese Star”
– He is also the first Mandarin male star to make it onto the rankings since the rankings were started, and the only star on the rankings born after 1990
– This ranking rates those with the highest level of influence in numerous countries, and members are selected through big data algorithms

 

Luhan has made it onto the covers of almost 20 mainstream fashion magazines in less than two years, setting many records.
– His Instagram has more than 6 million followers, making him to be the first Asian star to have more than 6 million followers on the platform

American media selected Luhan as #9 of 2015 best looking faces in the world, making him the only Asian star to appear in the top 10.
– Luhan’s also broken three world records, receiving Guinness Awards for “Most number of comments on Weibo”, “Most number of people simultaneously wearing deer antlers”, and having more than 200,000 people buy out a 20,000 limited edition run of a magazine cover in one second

Luhan is about to wholeheartedly throw himself into his second album, and scheduled to announce a new single later this month.

 

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  • LunaToown

    wow but i though kris was more into fashion lol … so happy for him

    • nel

      He is lol this list is BS I’m disappointed lmao

  • nel

    I was happy that Zayn made this list but turns out it’s not credible AT ALL lol they included random celebs and labeled them as people who are shaping the fashion industry even though no one is checking for them (Taylor Hill, Gigi Hadid’s sister etc..) and more importantly they didn’t include Kris????? But they included Luhan??? Who did nothing for fashion?? Lmao. I swear they just googled Chinese celebrities and included Luhan because of how big he is but clearly didn’t do any research. It’s almost painful looking at their “Chinese” category considering how they literally included celebrities at random and left out tons who really are into fashion. 😭

    • LunaToown

      “who did nothing?”
      it’s because luhan endorsed contribued a lot for international brands and film in china (cartier, VW, starwars, l’oréal, lancôme, puma etc) and cover many magazine (first chinese man to cover elle, bazaar, cosmopi… etc) who broke record of sales , he collabored with izzue to make bags etc under luhan name… etc they choose him because as a commercial name he is influencal because it’s about “business” of fashion.https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ct6cLkuVYAAJod8.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ct6cM_SVIAEnZir.jpg

      • nel

        LMFAOOOOOOO that was funny. thank you for mentioning things completely irrelevant to the fashion world. oh and luhan endorsed Cartier’s ‘Juste un clou’ line, GAP, Puma and Meillishuo? Damn what a fashion legend! He surely did a lot for fashion 😳 i’m sure he’s one of the first individuals to pop up in people’s minds when they think “China and fashion”. i’m shook! (((this list is still very very very irrelevant))))

        • LunaToown

          ok stay bitter it’s not that kris did many things for fashion… lol why kris stans are like that when wuyifan isn’t mentioned or nomined the list became irrelevant… lol

          • nel

            Actually the list is irrelevant for much more than just yifan being left out lol i’m a huge zayn stan and he made the list and will be on their cover and it’s still bullshit to me. lol. y’all so quick to call anyone bitter just because they don’t turn a blind eye on shit like this. i love luhan but this is bullshit lol

          • LunaToown

            saying that you are a fan of zayn didn’t change the fact that you stan kris more than anything and you sound “salty” that your didn’t make it… i swear you wouldn’t be like this if kris was listed (and we all know he also didn’t do that much )…

          • nel

            i stan zayn just as much as i stan yifan lmaoooooooooo and IF yifan was included i’d be happy about it OBVIOUSLY but i would still side eye the whole thing. The same way Yifan is always included in those “World’s most beautiful faces” rankings that people lose their minds over and yet i still don’t take them seriously. Commercially speaking, Luhan does deserve his spot much more than others on this list but that’s it. And i can assure you that he did MUCH more than luhan in this department lol

          • LunaToown

            ok…

          • Matheew

            keep Zayn out of your pettiness argumentation and you clearly know nothing about zayn’s fashion sense…

          • nel

            This comment literally makes no sense lmao log out please 😭

          • Matheew
          • nel

            yes, wtf does me saying i stan zayn to prove a point have to do with zayn’s fashion sense? foh please 😭

          • Moon

            It’s not that the list is irrelevant totally but how can you as a Luhan fan say that he is the one with the most potential in fashion and say it with a straight face?

            Be honest here lmao

          • LunaToown

            he has many potentials as part of the “business” of fashion because after all it’s about sales and money… did we also forget that this guy is a trendsetter aka “shanghai post box” … this list isn’t only about who is the most fashionable person but also the commercial part…
            BTW i will stop here because if all those experts choose him there is a reason…

          • Moon

            Yes, even when we factor in sales and money, Kris still has the most potential. Burberry broke marketing records and became the #1 fashion house in China when it came to digital marketing after Kris took over their Weibo account. The expensive bag that Kris was carrying at the airport sold out within hours of them selling it on WeChat. This is more than magazines. People buy these clothes and bags that cost thousands and thousands of dollars just because he wore them. He is a fashion INSPIRATION for a lot of people. Can you honestly tell me there are people inspired by Luhan’s fashion when he doesn’t even have a distinct style?

            You mentioned Izzue but do you know that Izzue is under the I.T. company in Hong Kong and guess who they appointed as their creative director? Oh, Kris.

            It’s like if Kris won an international award for “Most Influential Album” or something but he hasn’t released an album yet and Luhan has. People will question that.

            Even you yourself wondered out loud why it wasn’t Kris on the list instead of Luhan so why would you wonder that other people are questioning it too.

          • LunaToown

            “fashion inspiration” Wuyifan like really… ok
            kris has more potential than luhan about “sales” ok…

          • Moon

            “Ok”

            Lol. If you need more proof, Burberry just made Kris their global ambassador 🙂

          • LunaToown

            and then…

          • Matheew

            More proof of what exactly because as far i know luhan’s achievements are similar of most of the things you are praising kris for and above him in a marketing way.
            Funny how some kris stans like you are claiming the list is irrelevant while getting worked up over Luhan being on it but not Kris.

          • Moon

            Above him in a marketing way? When has Luhan ever sold out an item that costs thousands and thousands of dollars? Kris’ limited edition CAR sold out in 25 seconds and the total sales went over $5 million. The Burberry bag that he used sold out and that costs thousands of dollars too.

            How are Luhan’s achievements similar to Kris’ in any way though.. Kris actually walked the runway for a top fashion house. He is the chief design advisor of a top fashion company in HK. He worked in marketing for Adidas. He designed items for both Maybelline and Beats. He is the GLOBAL face of a top fashion house. When has Luhan been the global ambassador for anything? He’s only the Chinese ambassador for a lot of those products. Did Oppo ever use Luhan to advertise their products overseas? Because Honor uses Kris and his ads appear in different countries. His face is on display in a huge building in London (a longtime ad too). The phone he endorses sold 1.5 million units in less than 2 months. The marketing for Kris and Honor is more successful than the marketing for Luhan and Oppo (there is research to back this up).

            Like I said above, I don’t think this list is totally irrelevant. There are a lot of people who got into the list who deserve it. I’m sure I am not the only one wondering why Luhan was included because even his fans are surprised too.

          • Matheew

            Talking about the sales of popular brand when luhan makes increase the sales of a chinese drinks brand and in top 10 with giant brand multinationals like nestle.

            yes oppo, also cavytech use luhan overseas than china, don’t forget meilishuo france, japan, london, NYC
            http://cdn.koreaboo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/lu6.jpg

            kris only walk in a runway because he endorsing that brand. isn’t tao endorsing beats now?

            lol you aren’t the only one . you and some kris stans are the only butthurt people i see here and on twitter but Guess what it’s not the first time some of his fandom are pressed like that.

          • Moon

            …that’s not an international endorsement. Having your ads appear for a few seconds in one day in other countries is NOT an international endorsement. The writing is even in Chinese?

            Kris’ ads run for weeks and are in English. He’s the actual GLOBAL endorser for the brands I mentioned.

            Kris was not endorsing Burberry when he waled the runway. Burberry is one of the top fashion brands in the whole world lmao it’s RARE for a global brand to get someone Asian to be their global ambassador and this is the first time they ever got someone who wasn’t from the UK.

          • Matheew

            you clearly love the minimize luhan work “Having your ads appear for a few seconds in one day in other countries” no lovely that wasn’t a few seconds and the write in french, english, japanese
            lmao that was obvious he walked for them because he will endorse their brand if not why he didn’t walk for other brand since burberry is the “top fashion brand”.
            i will stop here

          • Moon

            The ads do appear for a few seconds.. my friend actually went to Times Square and had to wait for quite a while for the ad to appear and it only appears for a few seconds. That’s how most ads work over there. My point was the product he was endorsing which in this case was Meilishuo isn’t even something non-Chinese people can use or want to access. So no, it’s not an international endorsement even though they had his ad appear in other countries for one day. Meilishuo is not a global brand, it’s local to China.

            Are you okay though? He walked for the brand in January and it wasn’t until now that he became ambassador. They made him ambassador because of his immense influence and how Burberry became a hot topic on Weibo because of him. They even referred to their collaboration with Kris as “breaking the internet.” Kris was also invited to walk for other brands – like Givenchy, but he was too busy to make it to their show.

            At some point you just have to admit that Kris always had better fashion credentials and fashion credibility. That doesn’t make you a bad fan. That makes you honest.

          • Matheew

            “your friend hmmm ok”
            talking about honesty
            i will stop here

        • Barabessa

          kris bitter fan spotted

          • nel

            i’m a huge fan of Zayn and he made the list and yet i still don’t acknowledge this bs list 😭

          • Barabessa

            lol yeah…. lol

          • nel

            yeah lol i am a huge fan of zayn, have been for 5 years. must be hard to admit that not everyone is BITTER about others 😭

          • Barabessa

            sure

          • Barabessa

            and it’s not the first time you being bitter that your bias didn’t inclued .

    • Moon

      He was included probably because of Angelica Cheung and Vogue Me.

      Even looking at that write-up the person who replied to you posted, it’s clear that he hasn’t done anything remotely new or significant in fashion. He’s not even a tastemaker because he has no distinguishable style.

      • nel

        Thought of Angelica as well but then i remembered that Yifan made the actual Vogue China cover as the first male celebrity to be on their cover, got invited to the Met Gala by Vogue and had Angelica by his side all night basically and also had a Vogue Me cover and yet??¿? Maybe they’re trying to push Luhan into the fashion world without him being that interested but 😕

        • Moon

          Yeah but Kris doesn’t need a push like this as much as Luhan. He attends fashion shows and even walked the runway. His fashion makes headlines. He’s gearing up for his own label. Fashion critics like Suzy Menkes praise him for his fashion. He speaks up for Chinese fashion (“I would love to have my own line. For me, if I can be a part of the fashion business in China and make it better, then why not? China is exciting right now, it’s connecting globally and there are loads of great local designers. Slowly, China will have its place in the fashion business, All China needs is time.”). Everyone already knows he’s fashion-oriented, including huge fashion houses and big names in fashion. Luhan? Not so much.

          • Barabessa

            lol hMMM buttHurt level +10000
            downgrade other people work to praise fav I see you
            this achievement only prove that luhan didn’t need to leave china to be recognized internationally

          • Moon

            I’m not butthurt about Luhan. I’m just telling it like it is.

            And you think Kris needed to leave the country to be influential in fashion? He was always the one turning heads even during EXO days when they could only show their fashion at the airport. Even your Luhan/Tao-stanning self can’t deny that.

            Congrats to Luhan, but everyone who isn’t a blind stan of him is scratching their heads at his inclusion.

          • Barabessa

            first chinese artist who have personal content page in models.com
            first 90 artist who appear as “forbes” chinese vers cover page
            Luhan is the first Chinese male star on the cover of
            Elle Magazine
            GQ STyle
            Bazaar
            Cosmopolitan:

            @时尚COSMO
            #COSMO12月刊# [email protected] 再破纪鹿,成为COSMO 22年来第一位单人登上正刊封面的中国男星!在冬日初雪里他为你们献上这一瞬:眼神杀,暖流无以复加!预售销量此刻轻松突破1万5千本,还在犹豫的你请放胆接受鹿晗和COSMO的暖心一击

            COSMOPOLITAN OFFICIAL WEIBO: Super Idol Luhan has broken yet another record again by becoming the first Chinese Male Star to have a solo cover on Cosmo in 22 years. In the first snow this winter, he’s presenting to you this instant: With his alluring eyes, he brings you endless warmth. The presale has easily exceeded more than 15,000 copies. If you’re still hesitating, please release your inhibitions and accept Luhan and Cosmo’s warm attack!

            He’s also the first Chinese male star to have a double cover for SeWeekly

            also about kris being a trensetter when he follow the popular trendy style and even didn’t have a defined style so just no. and yes as a TAO biased i can say that

            if we are really talking about someone who really marketable and a trendsetter: look at this a none well know drinks brand ranking in top 10 international foods brands ranking for two years with giant like nestle…
            http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/mw690/0064iMMsjw1f66ep71k4jj30m80dltas.jpg

            and this don’t tell me it’s only his fans
            https://d24t51rxx3h9xp.cloudfront.net/image/upload/c_fit,f_auto,q_70,w_600/v1461134698/polls/zmcj63evrsm5nwgxm8oz.jpg
            http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/a1cbd2f9gw1f2tr12muioj20k00qotcl.jpg
            https://pp.vk.me/c630318/v630318674/2335d/SxNRa80GvlA.jpg
            http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/a1cbd2f9gw1f2tr11wcuuj20ih0jnwhg.jpg
            https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CfzJeFgXEAAeOSC.jpg

          • Moon

            First of all, he’s not the first Chinese artist to have a personal page on Models.com. Fan Bingbing has been featured there for a long ass time.

            Models.com did that feature with Luhan because of the theme of the Met Gala.. and guess who was actually invited to the Met Gala and was the first Chinese male star to be invited? The Met Gala is the top fashion event of the year.

            Luhan is the first SOLO Chinese male star on those covers. Not the first male ever. He’s only getting a record via a technicality (like a lot of his records frankly lmao). He’s hardly breaking barriers when men have been on the covers of those mags before. But you know which top magazine has never had a male on the cover, Chinese or otherwise? Vogue China. Kris is their first and only man on the cover.

            “Kris being a trendsetter when he only follow the popular trendy style” Oh please lmao. Even Luhan stans look at Luhan’s fashion now and go “wait, why is he dressing like Kris” because Kris has a distinct style. Luhan has never had a style of his own.

            And while we’re listing records..

            Kris is the first man to be on the cover of Vogue China. As of writing he’s still the only one and the only one with the chance to snatch all 5 of the biggest women’s magazines.

            Kris is the first Chinese (and maybe Asian) male actor to walk the runway for a top fashion house during fashion week and probably the only one for the foreseeable future.

            Kris is the first Chinese male star to be invited to the Met Gala.

            Kris is the first post-90s person to be on the cover of Esquire and be named one of the “man at his best”.

            Kris has been on the cover of more than 30 magazines. He was on the cover of 5 magazines in October alone.

            The Vogue US website has featured Kris a number of times and even interviewed him. WWD has interviewed Kris. Suzy Menkes (one of the most well-known fashion critics) complimented Kris several times.

            Kris is the global ambassador of Burberry. He’s the new face of the brand WORLDWIDE. He’s not only the first Asian face of the company, he’s the first non-British one too. I repeat, this isn’t just a China/Region thing (Like Luhan for GAP), this is worldwide.

            https://twitter.com/Burberry/status/786476590880305152

            No one is denying Luhan’s popularity because he indeed is very popular. People are just questioning his fashion credentials because there are people with more credentials than him.

          • Barabessa

            lol did i say he was the first male lol… the only receipe you brag about is burberry.
            and so if a SOLO cover isn’t that big why more well know chinese male celebrity didn’t do that. lol
            and about “praising” luhan was praised bye many fashion critics, EC and have a personal dinner with Christian balmain and many high name in china fashion for his birthday organized by angelica cheung vogue china EC of vogue.
            “Models.com did that feature with Luhan because of the theme of the Met Gala”… lol realy sorry it’s was because of his GQ cover and if it was like you say about the met gala why kris isn’t featured first….
            lol luhan cover also vogueme with 400 million hits ! New record all around ! A new, cool all-platform brand is born in China.
            and sorry i didn’t see none lufans saying “wait, why is he dressing like Kris” because guess what both krishan only follow the actual trend…

            madness madness

          • Moon

            Which INTERNATIONAL fashion critic praised Luhan lmao???

            Angelica Cheung and Kris also have a good working relationship. She even congratulated him on his Burberry deal because she knew about it for months. She took pics of him on the runway like a proud mom when they went to London. She introduced him to Christopher Bailey.

            The Balmain creative director followed Kris on IG without even meeting him LOL. He’s wanted to work with Kris for over a year now.

            Kris is friends with tons of creative directors. The creative director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci. The creative director of Burberry, Christopher Bailey. These are BIG names. Riccardo even sent him a gift for his birthday!

            You don’t even know what I’m talking about regarding Models.com, don’t you? Luhan didn’t even have a profile picture there for like a year. Kris had one when he had the Vogue China cover.

            I was not talking about Vogue Me. Vogue Me is not recognized by fashion tastemakers worldwide because of how it was marketed in the beginning. Did you see the first cover? Instead of appealing to millenials, it looked like it was trying to appeal to teenyboppers and a lot of people didn’t take the magazine seriously because they put someone who looks 12 on the cover.

            I was talking about Vogue China, the MAIN edition of Vogue in China. He is the ONLY male to be on the cover.

          • Barabessa

            other than being delusional with your bitterness you being insulting the he look like “12 years old” is “old” try to find other thing to bash him.

            you didn’t know the propose of vogueme tho lol and not being recognized just ok
            of course kris is friend with all the fashion world. and then tho did luhan need to be “friend” with those people to make it in that list hmmm no

            talking about not having a picture to dowgrade his featuring in models.com lol with or without picture he make it before kris it’s a fact.
            lol bye i wish not bad luck for kris but karma is a bitch tho so even if you can’t support other celeb success try to seem cool with that for your bias image sake.

          • Moon

            Luhan does look 12 in some angles. If you take that as an insult then it’s up to you.

            The purpose of Vogue Me was to appeal to people who are 20 and above. Not teenagers. Luhan has a very young fanbase. Once again, there is research to back up the average age of his fans.

            Are you trying to shade Kris being friends with these people? Lmao. They became friends because he is personable and someone they like. They want to work with him because they see the potential. Again, why doesn’t Luhan have an international endorsement if all these companies actually wanted him? An endorsement doesn’t mean he has to fly out of the country so you can’t use that excuse.

            You were wrong when you said that Luhan was the first Chinese person to ever have a page there. Seriously. Stop making up records. I know Lufans love to hold on to whatever tiny irrelevant record but that’s not something he holds and that’s not even something significant.

            Why would anything I say affect Kris? Kris is not the one saying what I’m saying and you’re essentially wishing him bad luck which just shows the kind of person you are. I don’t even wish bad luck for Luhan.

            Don’t be butthurt because I presented all the evidence and you can’t argue against the truth that Kris DOES have better fashion credentials lmao. Just admit it and move on. You can support Luhan while also admitting the truth.

          • Barabessa

            “Don’t be butthurt because I presented all the evidence and you can’t argue against the truth that Kris DOES have better fashion credentials lmao. Just admit it and move on. You can support Luhan while also admitting the truth.”

            lol i have nothing to be butthurt is not me who come crying that their bias should be on that “irrelevant” list instead of luhan so please.
            bye girl

          • nel

            Hey i think you were right about Angelica being behind Luhan and all because it turns out Zayn was nominated for BoF by Donatella Versace herself, since she likes him and they’re working on a clothing line together so it really seems like there are big people behind this list and also true that Kris doesn’t need such a push into the fashion industry so it’s understandable that they’re going all out with Luhan, he’s a giant in China and they want him to have a bigger international reach. And all the other people who made the list without being that relevant to the fashion world also have connections to certain designers.. Still comical how someone who’s now Burberry’s very first asian ambassador had been slept on while luhan made the list 😭 But anyways, still happy for him i guess, he could use such a push because he doesn’t really appeal to western audiences. I just don’t feel like fashion is the aspect of his career that he should develop right now, but anyways..

  • momoyuyu

    aw good for him. just one little detail, there are a bunch of asian stars who got to more than 6 million followers on instagram before he did. there are gd, taeyeon, exo’s chanyeol, sehun and a few others. maybe they meant the first chinese star? i’m also not sure how 200 000 people buying 20 000 magazine works. Do they have to share one copy with 10 other people? Maybe there’s a mistranslation here and it’s actually 200 000 copies of magazine?

    • Barabessa

      they are talking about first chinese celebrity…since chinese people can’t have an instagram it’s pretty good

      • nel

        There’s many chinese celebrities on that list and there was many before luhan and millions of chinese people have instagram. This is just a chinese article about luhan making the list lol

        • Barabessa

          so if million have instagram why kris and luhan, tao have less followers in their instagram than their weibo …. you just bitter honey

          • nel

            did you even think before @-ing me with this headass reply? 😭

          • Barabessa

            lol

  • Gabbar Singh

    Interesting points and congrats to him!

  • Moon

    Lol congrats to him but even his stans know he’s not fashion-oriented and they’re also “wtf?” at him being included in the list.

  • Matheew

    congratz to him but some wuyifan stans are really pressed here
    congratulation or even not commenting is enough

  • LunaToown

    all lufans please stop commenting leave them being worked up by this “irrelevant list”

    • Moon

      Funny you say that when you were the first one who brought up Kris in this comment section.

      Don’t bring him up if you don’t want a comparison!

      • Barabessa

        lol i’m sure this user didn’t know that kris stans were so pressed.

        • Moon

          Never as pressed as Luhan stans who always have to resort to making up rumors about Kris when he gets a big project and panics whenever Kris is higher than him on some random list. It’s hilarious because when Kris was topping a list conducted by a huge researching firm, Luhan stans were the first ones crying “That list is irrelevant! Check out the POWER STAR CHART!” meanwhile Kris stans were always congratulatory whenever Luhan tops any list.

          I don’t care if Luhan gets on a different list. I only commented on this because it’s the most obvious thing that Kris has done more for fashion than Luhan and some of you were trying to say he wasn’t.

          • Barabessa

            where the only thing i see here is kris being butthurt honey sorry and we dont care about kris and dont comment about about him because we arent insecure and too much busy with luhan sucess.
            which rumors lol that the big joke of century… or are you talking about him being know to sleep with everybody
            that his life tho but kris stans want to say that was the fault of other little fr meat fans . pathetic. just bye girl

  • kat

    Everypart/Rigagirls.

    • Barabessa

      lol i know that was that user lol spotted

      • Moon

        The obsession with Kris stans is real! 😂

        • Barabessa

          spotted. hahaha

          • Moon

            I would say congrats on outing yourself as someone obsessed with a person’s stans but it’s actually kinda sad..

          • Barabessa

            lol bye everypart… so fun

          • Barabessa

            no i’m happy

  • XOLOVELYSSA ♔

    lmao kris fans plz don’t butthurt over luhan successful carrier lol
    Be glad that both of them r stil friends and making China known over the world with their success in music or movie . Anyway, sometimes I wonder why kris or yx fans keep bashing luhan while luhan did nothing wrong to them or their FAVES . Well, i hope that all luhan haters will get their punishment for bashing luhan in “akhirat” soon. Amin . Cuz what goes around, comes around 🙂

  • XOLOVELYSSA ♔

    LUHAN IS THE KING OF CHINA !!! It’s alright if u think that ur favs is also king of china but is that really a big deal huh ? All of his fans willingly to wait and greet him at airport 3 nights ago in Japan . Just see it in twitter how crowded the airport is bcoz of luhan. Plz dont keep doing ur routine such as bashing luhan , tao, kris or even exo. i dont a fan war . they dont deserve this bcoz they had done nothing wrong to u guys. so plz, shut up.