This is Margaret

I don’t think there could be a more aptly timed and titled piece to introduce a fresh chapter I’ve been holding out for – and hell, have I been holding out.

Just a Moment

In sitting back, you notice the smallest things between people: a sense of what might have just happened, or is about to happen.

A new short for Tiffany & Co.

Fury Unseen

The show. The photo essays.

Sofia

Sofia Richie is one of those cool girls of legendary lineage and mysterious influence – of whom you hear around town as being “super chill” and “down to earth” and “not about all that stuff” (cue universally understood eye-roll at Tinseltown in general). And indeed, she’s all of those things.

Professional, curious, calm and considered. She wanted to know about the designers I was styling her in – particularly new graduate, Panayota Theodore. She understood lighting. She was composed beyond her 18 years, and went against everything the adult world says she and her generation ought to be. We pumped out this editorial story for Vogue China’s VogueMe in a few hours one sunny afternoon, and conducted the below phone call from our cars on opposite sides of the planet between meetings. A pleasure, SR. Much respect. SR: Hey girl. How are you? MZ: Hey how’s everything going – are you back in LA? SR: I’m back in LA – just went and viewed a house with a friend, so if I sound crackly let me know because I’m basically on a mountain. I just got back from New York for the Met Ball. MZ: You looked awesome – did you have a rad time? SR: Such a great time. I was there with Topshop. It was so much fun. Such a cool group of people. MZ: And now back in town for work? S...

Obsession

One steamy English Summer’s night: All in the name of obsession and a clean, crisp representation of the colourful golden days of fashion photography that were.

About

Margaret Zhang 章凝 is an Australian-born-Chinese director, photographer, stylist and writer based between New York and Shanghai. Since establishing her website in 2009, Margaret has gone on to work with global brands including CHANEL, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Bulgari, Gucci, MATCHES, Under Armour, and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney. Margaret’s directing, photography, and styling has been employed by the likes of VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, GRAZIA and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40, and her work has been recognized as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index for the past four consecutive years. She went on to be the first Asian face to cover ELLE Australia. In 2016, she co-founded BACKGROUND, a global consultancy for which she specialises in Western-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Western cultural bridging for a range of luxury, lifestyle, and brand initiatives. In 2017, she exhibited a series of 39 unseen photographic works as a solo show in Sydney, and premiered her first short film – a 15-minute exploration of her visceral relationship with classical music on both performance and abstract planes – to critical acclaim.

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