So Fashion Week starts on Thursday September 9th, and you know I’m in town to get the scoop!
In addition to taking in all the newest designs, I’ll also be keeping my eyes peeled for the hottest new models.
Take a quick look at five up-and-coming models we may see on Spring 2011 runways:
1. Betty Adewole:
The 5’11″ 19-year-old Brit of Nigerian descent was discovered while shopping at Tottenham Court Road with her mom.
Why she’s one to watch: She’s already made a splash with her avant-garde editorial in the Machinist, and her cheekbones have been likened to Naomi Campbell’s.
2. Herieth Paul:
This 16-year-old from Tanzania counts Jourdan Dunn as a muse, and plays basketball to relieve stress (she’s 5’11″).
Why she’s one to watch: She captivated fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily with her humor and poise, and plans on dominating the catwalks of Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Gucci by age 18.
3. Anais Mali:
The French stunner of Polish and African ancestry has been making waves since she first stomped for Vivienne Westwood’s Spring 2010 show. In a Models.com interview, she admitted to loving Jay-Z and never leaving home without her Givenchy bag. Sounds like a girl after my own heart.
Why she’s one to watch: Bethann Hardison, champion of the black models in fashion movement, chose this young lady for a feature in Italian Vogue. Need we say more?
4. Kelly Moreira:
As we mentioned here, Kelly has already burst onto the scene with a lengthy Teen Vogue editorial and a Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010 campaign.
Why she’s one to watch: She got a great start with Lanvin, YSL, and Kenzo last season; here’s hoping she comes to light up American runways come Friday.
5. Chrishell Stubbs:
Chrishell Stubbs is half Caribbean, half Caucasian, and 100% fabulous. The 18-year-old California girl was discovered on Hollywood Boulevard at the Pig n’ Whistle restaurant.
Why she’s one to watch: Benetton already scooped her up for their Fall 2010 campaign, and she’s been shot for Teen Vogue, Gap, and Levi’s.
Here’s hoping we see the beautiful young beauties on the runways! I’ll be on the lookout!
What do you think of the newest crop of model talent?