Thursday, August 20, 2015

Motors Running - Sophia Ahrens

Interview Germany's September 2015 issue packs a punch with a stunning editorial featuring model of  the moment Sophia Ahrens. Benjamin Alexander Huseby photographs the Hamburg born native in the village of Kaulsdorf located east of Berlin. Ahrens is captured by Huseby in motorcycle-inspired ensembles styled by Jodie Barnes. Discovered at age thirteen by a model scout, Ahrens' first major foray into modelling came in the guise of a Steven Meisel lensed Fall/Winter 2013 campaign slot followed by the Marc Jacobs' Daisy Eau So Fresh Fragrance campaign. With school commitments taking priority Ahrens has been kept under the radar until the recent Fall/Winter 2015 season where she captivated all with her powerful womanly presence throughout 59 show bookings. Ahrens has since emerged as a true contender in the aftermath of the shows with editorial tears for American Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Re-Edition, and the French, German, British, and Italian editions of Vogue. With Fall/Winter 2015 campaign slots for Versus Versace and Joseph, Ahrens heads into the Spring/Summer 2016 show season with her blue chip status firmly intact.

Sophia Ahrens
Interview Germany - September 2015
Photographer - Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Stylist - Jodie Barnes
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Interview Germany - September 2015
Photographer - Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Source - thefashionspot.com

Interview Germany - September 2015
Photographer - Benjamin Alexander Huseby
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Interview Germany - September 2015
Photographer - Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Source - thefashionspot.com

Interview Germany - September 2015
Photographer - Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Source - thefashionspot.com

Interview Germany - September 2015
Photographer - Benjamin Alexander Huseby
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Interview Germany - September 2015
Photographer - Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Source - thefashionspot.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Starlight Express - Mica Arganaraz, Imaan Hammam, Constance Jablonski & Ymre Stiekema

Vogue Germany's August 2015 issue delivers a mammoth 65 page editorial featuring a cast of reigning top models and rising stars shot by photographer Giampaolo Sgura. The stellar line-up includes cover girls Mica Arganaraz, Constance Jablonski, and Edita Vilkevicuite featured alongside compatriots Juliana Schurig, Karlina Caune, and Aneta Pajak. Rounding out the cast are Dutchies Sanne Vloet, Romee Strijd, Ymre Stiekema, and model of the moment Imaan Hammam. Fashion editor Christiane Arp decks the cast out in striking Fall/Winter 2015 looks from the collections of Balenciaga, Chanel, Céline, Isabel Marant, Valentino, and Jil Sander. As with most multi-girl stories, a few key faces take the lead with beauty, dynamic poses, and authoritative presence. Relative newcomers Mica Arganaraz and Imaan Hammam pick up where they left off inn Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2015 campaign as they smoulder and cast a bewitching spell in a woodside setting. Industry veteran Constance Jablonski's delicate baby blues and drop dead gorgeous natural beauty are captured to stunning effect by Sgura. The element of surprise however belongs to Ymre Stiekema who looks set to return to modelling's fore following the birth of her daughter Lymée in December 2012. Stiekema recently relocated from her native Holland to New York and is poised for a comeback of epic proportions.

Mica Arganaraz & Imaan Hammam
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Ymre Stiekema
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Constance Jablonski
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Mica Arganaraz
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Imaan Hammam
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Ymre Stiekema
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Constance Jablonski
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Imaan Hammam & Mica Arganaraz
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Imaan Hammam
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Imaan Hammam
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Ymre Stiekema
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Ymre Stiekema & Juliana Schurig
German Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Giamapaolo Sgura
Source - thefashionspot.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Undercover - Astrid Holler & Fionna Saintraint

Photographer Joe Lai and two of modelling's most beguiling newcomers team up for IMA's latest casting for Modern Weekly China's editorial 'In the Autumn Wind'. Australian model of the moment Astrid Holler and Belgian newbie Fionna Saintraint make for a compelling duo as they go head to head in ensembles culled from the Fall/Winter 2015 collections of Chanel, Stella McCartney, Acne, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, and Y Project by stylist Jeff Lee. The pair are a study in contrasts as Saintraint's peaches and cream skin tone and piercing baby blues jutaxpose with Holler's olive complexion and emerald green eyes. Holler, the undisputed breakout star of the Fall/Winter 2015 season takes command in front of Lai lens, smouldering and showcasing the brooding beauty which galvanised industry attention throughout her 40 F/W 2015 show bookings. In the aftermath of the RTW season, Holler has picked up momentum with a deluge of editorial appearances including Document Journal, W, British Vogue, Dazed & Confused, and Vogue Brasil, in addition to a Fall/Winter 2015 M Missoni campaign slot. Nineteen year old Saintraint has been modelling a little over a year with a Vogue Thailand editorial tear in her book and a turn on the runway at Roksanda Ilincic during the Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Expect to see a whole lot more of Saintraint and Holler as the Spring/Summer 2016 runways beckon.

Astrid Holler
Modern Weekly China - August 2015
Photographer - Joe Lai
Stylist - Jeff Lee
Casting - Neill Seeto
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Astrid Holler
Modern Weekly China - August 2015
Photographer - Joe Lai
Source - models.com

Fionna Saintraint
Modern Weekly China - August 2015
Photographer - Joe Lai
Source - models.com

Fionna Saintraint
Modern Weekly China - August 2015
Photographer - Joe Lai
Source - models.com

Astrid Holler
Modern Weekly China - August 2015
Photographer - Joe Lai
Source - models.com

Fionna Saintraint
Modern Weekly China - August 2015
Photographer - Joe Lai
Source - models.com

Astrid Holler
Modern Weekly China - August 2015
Photographer - Joe Lai
Source - models.com

Fionna Saintraint
Modern Weekly China - August 2015
Photographer - Joe Lai
Source - models.com

On the Road - Frederikke Sofie, Julia Bergshoeff & Vanessa Moody

Three of modelling's most illuminating faces hit the road for Paris Vogue's 'Esprit Libre' with photographer Mario Sorrenti in red hot pursuit. Models of the moment Julia Bergshoeff and Vanessa Moody are joined by new recruit Frederikke Sofie styled by Jane How in a bohemian mish-mash of leopard print coats and mini dresses, patchwork pullovers and jersey dresses, and retro polos and skivvies. Dutch supernova Bergshoeff is fast becoming a Paris Vogue favourite having scored multiple editorial appearances in the fashion bible's February, April, May, July, and August 2015 issues. Mississippi native Moody has experienced a meteoric rise since being discovered at an open call, making her runway debut opening exclusively for Alexander Wang's Fall/Winter 2014 show before eclipsing the field last season with a staggering 50 show bookings. Danish beauty Frederikke may be the new kid on the block but her body of work including; a Céline Fall/Winter 2015 campaign slot and editorial tears for Re-Edition, French Numéro, CR Fashion Book, Interview Germany, L'Officiel Paris, and Tomorrow's Journal have her poised for a major breakthrough at the Spring/Summer 2016 collections. With her unruly mass of blonde curls, multi-layered beauty, and quirky off-beat personality and street style, Frederikke possesses that indefinable star quality that sets her apart from the legions of runway rookies.

Frederikke Sofie
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Julia Bergshoeff
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Frederikke Sofie
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vanessa Moody
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vanessa Moody
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Frederikke Sofie
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Frederikke Sofie
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Julia Bergshoeff & Vanessa Moody
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Frederikke Sofie & Vanessa Moody
Paris Vogue - August 2015
Photographer - Mario Sorrenti
Source - thefashionspot.com

Monday, August 10, 2015

Nature's Best - Crista Cober

Rising star Crista Cober makes the leap to modelling's major league on her own terms with a stunning cover and editorial appearance for French Numéro's August 2015 issue. Photographer Txema Yeste captures the Amazonian-like beauty immersed in a magnificent palm tree grove while taking shelter from the natural elements. The Premier Model Management-repped beauty gives off serious supermodel vibes as she models leather, fur, and shimmering ensembles styled by Elizabeth Sulcer. Cober's athletic frame, broad shoulders, and piercing blue-eyed gaze provide the perfect canvas for Yeste's lens. With a career spanning over a decade, Cober a former competitive swimmer has risen to modelling's elite ranks without following the traditional path of runway to editorial and campaign success. Cober has instead charted her own stunning modelling trajectory via a slew of blue chip editorial bookings for Paris Vogue, Allure, Porter, The Edit, Vogue Italia, W, and i-D while circumnavigating the show circuit with a solitary runway booking for Anthony Vacarello during the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Cober's management team at Premier Model Management and Next Models have capitalised on her classic good looks and commercial sensibility striking gold with campaign bookings for Balmain, H&M, Tiffany & Co, Fay, All Saints, and Armani Exchange. 

Crista Cober
French Numéro - August 2015
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - August 2015
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - August 2015
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

French Numéro - August 2015
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

French Numéro - August 2015
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - August 2015
Photographer - Txema Yeste
Source - thefashionspot.com

French Numéro - August 2015
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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French Numéro - August 2015
Photographer - Txema Yeste
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A Long Time Coming - Karly Loyce

The past few show seasons have seen a discernible shift in the modelling paradigm towards a more diverse beauty aesthetic on fashion's runways. Designers, stylists, casting directors, and modelling agencies appear to be embracing more inclusive beauty standards paving the way towards a level playing field with models of varying ages and ethnicities emerging as fashion's newest darlings. Leader of the pack is Karly Loyce who sent shockwaves through industry circles when she took to the runway exclusively for Céline during the Fall/Winter 2015 season. The Women Model Management-repped newcomer's natural afro do, ultra-chic, and dreamy faraway gaze call to mind late 60s African-American modelling pioneer Naomi Sims. The Martinique native is combining university studies in biology with editorial bookings for Lurve, Interview Germany, and Madame Figaro Japan, in addition to a coveted Fall/Winter 2015 Céline campaign slot. Loyce's recent runway Couture bookings at Giambattista Valli, Viktor & Rolf, and Alberta Ferretti land her firmly on every top casting director's most wanted list for the impending Spring/Summer 2016 collections. Loyce continues to build momentum with her star editorial and cover turn for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of i-D Magazine lensed by Alasdair McLellan. Taking to the streets of Harlem dressed in sleek earth toned ensembles styled by Marie Chaix, Loyce proves to be everything and more both on and off the runway. 

Karly Loyce
i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com

i-D Magazine - S/S 2015
Photographer - Alasdair McLellan
Source - thefashionspot.com