Monday, September 24, 2012

Black or White - Tsheca White

Each season I find myself lamenting the omnipresent lack of diversity on the runways of Milan. This season proves to be no exception with supermodel Jourdan Dunn tweeting on her official twitter page, "This whole 'we don't want ethnic girls this season' is getting real old *yawn*." Whilst model of the moment Joan Smalls can afford to be selective about her runway options, other established black models including Anais Mali, Melodie Monrose, Jeneil Williams, Herieth Paul, Marihenny Pasible, Nyasha Matonhodze and Ajak Deng have barely registered a bleep so far in Milan. Emerging out of the shadows though is one solitary Jamaican newcomer by the name of Tsheca White. Seventeen year old White has recently come off the back of a stellar Spring/Summer 2013 season in London having walked for Jeremy Laing, Acne, Edun, Christopher Kane, Philip Treacy and Emilio de la Morena, which she opened. I was therefore delighted to witness White's considerable momentum in London translating into "hard not to notice" bookings in Milan at both Fendi and Missoni.

Tsheca White
Photographer - Christini
Source - christini.com

Tsheca White
Photographer - Christini
Source - christini.com

White was first scouted in May 2011 in her native Montego Bay whilst attending school, and was swiftly signed to Storm Model Management in London. Initially represented by Silent Models in New York, White has since moved onto the newly formed agency Mix Model Management. I first noticed White's striking androgynous features when she appeared this season at Marc by Marc Jacobs in New York. White's wide set eyes, square jaw line, tempestuous pout and athletic 176 cm frame, look positively menacing on the runway. What I adore most about White is her distinctive features which exude character beyond belief. White possesses a compelling blend of girly pretty - doe eyes and pillowy lips, mixed in with an irresistible tough chic. With the Paris Spring/Summer 2013 collections due to commence, I will be holding out for White to show her true colours at Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Lanvin amongst others.

Backstage at Edun - S/S 2013
Photographer - Unidentified
Source - thefashionspot.com

Backstage at Missoni - S/S 2013
Photographer - Unidentified
Source - vogue.it

Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs - S/S 2013
Photographer - Unidentified
Source - divalocity.tumblr

Backstage at Fendi - S/S 2013
Photographer - Unidentified
Source - vogue.com

Edun - S/S 2013
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - style.com

Fendi - S/S 2013
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Missoni - S/S 2013
Photographer - Filippo Fior
Source - style.com

Acne - S/S 2013
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs - S/S 2013
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - style.com

No comments:

Post a Comment