Wild Ride: Zhao Channels His Inner Cowboy for GQ China

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Published February 3, 2021

Photos by Xiao Gang
Styling by Shawn Gao
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Following a tumultuous 2020, GQ China explores resilient archetypes, and one of the first to come to mind is the American cowboy. Therefore, the fashion magazine offers a modern rift on western style with its latest editorial. Top model Zhao Lei is in the spotlight for the occasion. He channels his inner cowboy as he hits the photo studio with photographer Xiao Gang. Zhao gets his hands dirty as he embraces a rebellious edge in inspiring looks styled by Shawn Gao. Denim and workwear staples receive a designer overhaul as Gao features excellent pieces from brands like POLO Ralph Lauren, Valentino, and Acne Studios.

Hair by Liu Tao

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