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Tim Lim

Group Fashion Director, META MEDIA HOLDINGS

The Chinese Canadian is known for styling celebrities for the group’s portfolio of publications.


Timothy Lim is group fashion director at Meta Media Holdings (formerly Modern Media Group). The stylist oversees the fashion direction of all eleven publications under the group umbrella, including widely circulated Chinese fashion magazines Modern Weekly and Numéro China. During his tenure, Lim has styled widely celebrated covers for Numéro China and Modern Weekly, featuring a diverse spectrum of subjects, notably Chinese actresses Fan Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi .

Educated at McGill University and the Sorbonne, the Chinese Canadian is renowned for his artistic transformation of celebrities and his thought-provoking editorials. His work for i-D's Fall 2012 cover with Fan Bingbing and Chinese photographer Chen Man went viral on Chinese social media.

Former fashion editor at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, Timothy Lim migrated to China’s leading independent publishing group Modern Media in 2006. Before the group’s 2022 rebranding, its portfolio boasted Modern Weekly, Numéro China, Bloomberg Businessweek, Life Magazine, City Magazine and The Good Life. Lim has worked alongside prominent players of the industry including Paolo Roversi , Fei Fei Sun and Liu Wen . He has also contributed written and styling pieces to international editions of Vogue, Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Tank, and i-D.


Modern Media Group

Modern Media Group

Group Fashion Director

2006 - Present

Shanghai, China

South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Fashion Editor

1998 - 2004

Hong Kong


McGill University

McGill University

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