The casting for BCBG Max Azria drew an impressive line-up of over 500 model hopefuls who were sent through their paces under the watchful eye of casting director Russell Marshall. Three shows are cast for the BCBG group, namely BCBG, Max Azria and Herve Leger. Industry pundits can rely on the BCBG shows to forecast the most promising new models for the season ahead. Models of the moment; Arizona Muse, Celine Van Amstel, Andie Arthur, Linnea Regnander, and Samantha Gradoville, all appeared in BCBG's Spring/Summer 2011 show last season.
The lead up to the shows can prove to be an arduous time for models, often spent running to and from castings and fittings with little time to stop to refuel. BCBG shows a little love by providing survival kits at it's castings, complete with snacks, water, beauty products and tips to stay healthy throughout the runway season.
Judging by the images below, this could well be the season that the fashion industry embraces diversity. Spotted at the BCBG casting were an eclectic mix of models; Ajak Deng, Danica Magpantay, Crystal Renn, Samantha Gradoville, Hailey Clauson, Ornelia Edwards, Betty Adewole, Alice Burdeu, and Bambi Northwood-Blyth.
|Ornelia Edwards, Betty Adewole & Aymeline Valade|
|A little Patience...|
|Californian Sunshine Kid - Hailey Clauson|
|Nyasha Mantonhodze & Ajak Deng|
|Australia's Next Top Models|
Amanda Ware & Alice Burdeu
|These boots are made for walking...|
|Hanne Gaby Odiele & Kasia Struss|
|Betty Adewole & Ornelia Edwards|
|A little conversation - Bambi Northwood-Blyth & Lauren Brown|
|Best foot forward|
|Unknown & Celine Van Amstel|
|Nerves of Steel|
|Centred - Danica Magpantay|
|Survivor - Crystal Renn|
All images courtesy of bcbgmaxazriagroup.com