Friday, September 28, 2012

Ashley Brokaw's Balenciaga Belles

Casting director Ashley Brokaw assembled an outstanding cast of beauties for Balenciaga's seductive thigh skimming Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. Thirty-nine models made the cut with an assortment of models of the moment, special requests and red hot newcomers receiving Brokaw's astute nod of approval. Iconic faces Liya Kebede and Jamie Bochert returned to the catwalk bringing their very own distinct brand identity to the house of Balenciaga. Brokaw remained loyal to former campaign models Juliane Grüner, Julier Bugge, Rosie Tapner, Juliet Ingleby, Linn Arvidsson and sixteen year old Danish newcomer Kirstin Kragh Liljegren, who made her international runway debut by opening the show. Current it girls Marte Mei Van Haaster, Maria Bradley, Saskia de Brauw, Tilda Lindstam, Bo Don and Julia Nobis ensured a cool mix of androgynous sex appeal. Whilst the underlying message from Brokaw was clear with the dual casting of Stina Rapp Wastenson, Chiharu Okunigi, Marine Deleeuw, Grace Mahary, Hedvig Palm, Irina Kravchenko, Ondira Hardin and Esther Heesch in both the Balenciaga and Prada shows, signalling that these are the faces that will be marked for key editorial and campaign interest once the dust has settled in Paris.

Liya Kebede
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Stina Rapp Wastenson
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Kirstin Kragh Liljegren
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Marine Deleeuw
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Grace Mahary
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Magdalena Jasek
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Bo Don
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Irina Kravchenko
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Esther Heesch
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Chiharu Okunugi
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Hedvig Palm
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Kasia Struss
Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

2 comments:

  1. model who opened the show is KIRSTIN KRAGH LILJEGREN not KirstEn

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the correction, I think I must have been so focused on getting the spelling of her last name right. Appreciate your feedback ;-)

    ReplyDelete