Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Love at First Sight - Chiharu Okunugi

I first spotted Japanese newcomer Chiharu Okunugi at the Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear collections in Paris where she appeared at Hermés, Mugler, and Yohji Yamamoto. Okunugi's lithe 177 cm frame, blunt fringe, soulful brown eyes, and exquisitely angular cheekbones had me instantly smitten.  Okunugi is currently in town for her debut New York Fashion Week season and was spotted over the weekend by models.com at the ACW Casting. With the current proliferation of Asian models hailing predominantly from China, Taiwan and South Korea, Okunugi is in the enviable position of being one of the few Japanese models on casting director's must see lists. I adore Okunugi's poetic beauty and delicate features, and her totally rad haircut lends her an edge which should broaden her appeal to both commercial and high fashion clients. I will be street scouting today and will definitely be on the look out for Okunugi's trademark blunt fringe.

Chiharu Okunugi
ACW Casting - S/S 2013
Photographer - Ilaria Conte
Source - models.com

Image courtesy of Nathalie Models
Source - thefashionspot.com

Image courtesy of Nathalie Models
Source - thefashionspot.com

Image courtesy of Nathalie Models
Source - thefashionspot.com

Image courtesy of Nathalie Models
Source - thefashionspot.com

New York Model Management Show Card
Source - models.com

Exiting the Hermés Show S/S 2012
Photographer - Vanessa Jackman
Source - thefashionspot.com

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