Monday, February 28, 2011

Fall/Winter 2011 New Faces Bonnie Chen

A new wave of Asian models are redefining the industry's standards of beauty at the Fall/Winter 2011 shows. Chinese model Bonnie Chen was discovered at the age of sixteen in the Elite Model Look of the Year. Modelling only part-time during school holidays, Chen placed modelling on hold to pursue a degree in Psychology in the US. Now aged twenty one, Chen reveals in an interview with Pony Ryder that "My life changed after I entered college, I started to explore the international culture and understand fashion in a more intellectual level. I think my education has definitely helped me to re-identify myself in the fashion industry and shape my career in the longer term." 

Bonnie Chen
Source - bonniebigechen.com

Rock Ji & Bonnie Chen
US Vogue - February 2011
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier

Represented by Next Models in New York, Chen stands at 178 cm in height and has delicate almond shaped eyes, bee stung lips framed by a heart shaped face. Formerly a rhythmic gymnastics national champion, Chen has a grace of movement that is evident on the runway. Chen's presence was felt at ADAM, Badgely Mishkaa, Christian Siriano, Dennis Basso, Halston, Kevork Kiledjian, Monique L'Huillier, Nanette Lepore, Issa and Prabal Gurung. Chen has been photographed by Steven Meisel and Patrick Demarchelier for US Vogue and appears in the Fall/Winter 2010 Benetton campaign shot by Josh Olins.

Christian Siriano F/W 2011
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos

Halston F/W 2011
Photographer - Filippo Fior

Nanette Lepore F/W 2011
Photographer - Alessandro Viero

Badgely Mishka F/W 2011
Photographer - Alessandro Viero

Adam F/W 2011
Photographer - Alessandro Viero

Bonnie Chen & Bruna Trenorio
Source - bonniebigechen.com

Fall/Winter 2011 New Faces Aymeline Valade

French native Aymeline Valade is part of a new breed of model whose personality, innate sense of style and obvious beauty combine with sublime results. At twenty five years of age, Valade exudes a mix of brazen sensuality and androgyny, and elegance and toughness, which has made her a standout star at the Fall/Winter 2011 collections. Represented by Women Direct in New York, Valade stands at 177cm in height and has strong facial features and an intense runway presence. Valade has dominated the Fall/Winter shows walking for Altuzarra, Rag & Bone, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Donna Karan, Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, D&G, Anteprima, Etro, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci and Salvatore Ferragamo. Currently the face for Alexander Wang's Spring/Summer campaign, Valade also has an upcoming editorial in W Magazine lensed by Steven Meisel.

Self Assured
Courtesy of Women Direct
Source - models.com

French Numero March 2011
Photographer - Anthony Maule

Street Style
Courtesy of jack&jil @ style.com
Source - thefashionspot.com

Alexander Wang F/W 2011
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos

Emilio Pucci F/W 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Versace F/W 2011
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos

Etro F/W 2011
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos

J. Mendel F/W 2011
Photographer - Alessandro Viero
All runway images courtesy of style.com


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fall/Winter 2011 New Faces Roberta Narciso

Seventeen year old Angolan model Roberta Narciso was discovered in 2010 at the Elite Model Look of the Year Competition where she placed in the top fifteen finalists. Narciso made a stunning debut at the recent Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture shows in Paris, where she glided down the runways for Valentino and Bouchra Jarrar. Represented by Elite Models in Paris, Narciso's career is being guided with meticulous precision. Narciso skipped the New York and London show circuits, opting instead to make her Fall/Winter 2011 debut in Milan. The buzz generated has been worth the wait with Narciso walking for Prada, Albino, Brioni, Angelo Marani, Ermanno Scervino and Gareth Pugh. Standing at 181 cm in height with a face that is reminiscent of the legendary late Naomi Sims, Narciso could well be the next great pioneer for diversity in modelling. Next stop Paris!

Roberta Narciso
Image courtesy of Elite Paris
Source - thefashionspot.com

Black & White
Image courtesy of Elite Paris
Source - thefashionspot.com

Prada F/W 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Valentino Haute Couture S/S 2011
Photographer - Umberto Fratini

Bouchra Jarrar Haute Couture S/S 2011
Photographer - Alessandro Viero

Gareth Pugh F/W 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Brioni F/W 2011
Photographer - Marcus Tondo

Albino F/W 2011
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
All runway images courtesy of style.com

Fall/Winter 2011 New Faces Emily Baker

I can say with absolute certainty that New Zealand model Emily Baker was the standout star of the Fall/Winter 2011 shows. Ms Baker was ubiquitous in her debut season, appearing in shows for Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Preen, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, L'Wren Scott, Yigal Azrouel, Narciso Rodriguez, Max Azria, Acne, Prada, Gucci, D&G and Versace. Represented by DNA Models in New York, seventeen year old Baker has the complete package which has editors, casting directors, photographers and designers alike clamouring to book her. Standing at 177 cm in height with impossibly high, razor sharp cheek bones and piercing green eyes, Baker quite simply has "Super" written all over her.

Red Hot Right Now
Photographer - Dima Hohlov
Source - designscene.net

Emily Baker
Source - models.com

Antipodean Beauty
Photographer - Dima Hohlov
Source - designscene.net

Calvin Klein F/W 2011
Photographer - Marcus Tondo

Alexander Wang F/W 2011
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos

Prada F/W 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Acne F/W 2011
Photographer - Filippo Fior

Rag & Bone F/W 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi
All runway images courtesy of style.com



Fall/Winter 2011 New Faces Sui He

Chinese newcomer Sui He made a lasting impression at the Fall/Winter 2011 shows by becoming the first model of Asian descent to open and close for Ralph Lauren. Represented by New York Model Management, the 179 cm willowy beauty has had an impressive season, treading the runways for Doo Ri, Jill Stuart, Vivienne Tam, Diane Von Furstenburg, Cushnie et Ochs, Ohne Titel, Marchesa, Ports 1961, Elie Tahari, L'Wren Scott, Ralph Lauren, Anteprima, C'N'C Costume National, D'Squared, Dolce  & Gabbana, D&G and Dries Van Noten. Marked with natural poise, elegant long limbs and an ethereal like beauty, Sui He has the kind of editorial appeal and relevance in the global market which will place her in good stead in the aftermath of the shows. 

Sui He
Source - models.com

Crouching Tiger
Source - models.com

Natural Poise
Source - models.com

Ralph Lauren F/W 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Ohne Titel F/W 2011
Photographer - Filippo Fior
Source - style.com

D&G F/W 2011
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Diane Von Furstenburg F/W 2011
Photographer - Alessandro Viero
Source - style.com

C'N'C Costume National F/W 2011
Source - fashionologie.com


Fall/Winter 2011 New Faces Maud Welzen

Dutch model Maud Welzen made her debut last September at the Spring/Summer 2011 collections and her poise and experience are now paying dividends at the Fall/Winter 2011 shows. Represented by DNA Models in New York, Welzen tread the runways for Calvin Klein, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, BCBG Max Azria, Preen, Herve Leger, Vera Wang, Halston, Prada, Gucci, Max Mara, Anteprima and Gian Franco Ferre. Standing at 177cm in height, Welzen's honey golden tresses and angelic, cherub like features have drawn comparisons to former top model Kirsty Hume.

DNA show card
Source - models.com

Maud Welzen
Courtesy of yorick.blogspot.com
Source - thefashionspot.com

Natural Beauty
Source - coacd.com

Prada S/S 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Herve Leger S/S 2011
Photographer - Alessandro Viero

Calvin Klein S/S 2011
Photographer - Marcus Tondo

Halston S/S 2011
Photographer - Filippo Fior

Vera Wang S/S 2011
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
All runway images courtesy of style.com


Fall/Winter 2011 New Faces Zuzanna Bijoch

Polish newcomer Zuzanna Bijoch has made an indelible impact at the Fall/Winter 2011 collections, walking in select blue chip shows for Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstendburg, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Gucci, Prada, Versace and Emilio Pucci. The 174 cm tall, chestnut brown haired beauty with hypnotic blue/green eyes, was discovered at the age of 13 years in the D'Vision Model Management competition. Now aged 17 years and represented by Next Models in New York, Bijoch is a star on the ascent, appearing alongside Arizona Muse and Kinga Rajzak in the current Spring/Summer 2011 Prada campaign lensed by Steven Meisel.

Zuzanna Bijoch
Courtesy of Next Models
Source - thefashionspot.com

Zuzanna Bijoch
Source - bellazon.com

BCBG Max Azria S/S 2011
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos

Jason Wu S/S 2011
Photographer - Marcus Tondo

Emilio Pucci S/S 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Gucci S/S 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi

Prada S/S 2011
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Runway images courtesy of style.com