Crazy Rich Asians: The Next Fashion Movie Of The Summer

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If you haven’t heard of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians coming to life on the big screens this August, you’ve got a lot to catch up on. The trailer for the highly anticipated all-Asian ensemble feature film based on the bestselling novel about the richest families in Asia gave us hints that Crazy Rich Asians may just be the most fashionable film of the summer. Step aside, Ocean’s 8. If you thought Manhattan did fashion right, check out this movie to see how Asians do it. Hint: it’s a level up from even the fashion capital’s game.

The story follows sweet, innocent, smart Chinese-American city girl Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu) who’s only clueless about one thing: the fact that her Singaporean university professor boyfriend Nicholas Young (played by Henry Golding) is really the “Prince William of Asia.” Only when Rachel goes back to Singapore with Nick to attend his friend Colin Koo’s wedding does she realize the incredible wealth of the Young family–and virtually every family introduced throughout the story connected to the Youngs. And what does a wedding of the century between two of the richest families in Asia, gatherings (practically) Asian royalty from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Shanghai mean? Fashion. Crazy, rich, luxury fashion beyond our (and Rachel’s) wildest dreams.

Just from the trailers and teaser videos alone do we see clips of Rachel exploring her new world of glamor and couture, transforming her own style to match that of the crazy rich Asian world of the top crime de la créme crowd of Singapore. From the outrageously high-class wardrobes of Nick’s it-girl cousin Astrid Leong (Gemma Chan) to the Valentino wedding dress of bride-to-be Araminta Lee (Sonoya Mizuno), Rachel learns just what it means to live amongst one of the wealthiest, and consequently the most fashion-conscious people on the planet.

But what most audiences, especially those who represent the Asian-American population, are excited about is seeing Asian faces on the front of a poster for a major blockbuster. Not only is having two Asian leads for a rom-com a major win for Asian Americans in Hollywood, but it’s a sign that having an all-minority cast can be just as successful as the typical all-white summer rom-com. I mean, just look at the response on social media. Anticipation is already buzzing for the ensemble cast that includes some gorgeous Asian faces like Constance Wu from Fresh Off the Boat, British newcomer Henry Golding, Oceans 8 star Awkwafina, and Sonoya Mizuno from Ex Machina and La La Land. Fellow Asians, get ready. This summer is going to be a game-changer for the face of Hollywood.

Will you watch Crazy Rich Asians when it comes out in theaters this August?

Korean-born writer and student from Vancouver, Canada. Currently studying at Biola University and writing a novel. I like chunky ice cream in almost any flavor except cherry, banana, praline, and chocolate, Chicago mix popcorn, and ube-flavored anything. I have more pink in my wardrobe than Elle Woods and buy more lip products than I should. Active on IG as @theurbanroyal with daily style, life, travel and food inspo.

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