Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fore Shore

The Fall/Winter 2013 season saw the emergence of an exciting core group of newcomers whose spectacularly unconventional good looks set them apart from the sea of predictable cookie cutter beauties. Two models who fall into this inner circle of standout beauties are Russia's Katya Riabinkina and the Netherland's Irene Hiemstra. Unlike her clone-like predecessors, St Petersburg native Riabinkina stood out from the pack with her haunting glacial stare and her immaculate refined bone structure. Riabinkina's stealth-like runway presence was felt at Dior, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, and Calvin Klein. Likewise, Hiemstra's self-described "angry bird look" presented jaded model pundits with an eerily unsettling beauty which challenges traditional notions of beauty. Hiemstra backed up her stunning debut at the Spring/Summer 2013 collections where she scored key runway spots at Prada, Celine, Dries Van Noten. Hiemstra's 'shock of the new' beauty clearly made an indelible impression with the nineteen year old scoring a coveted spot in the Spring/Summer 2013 Prada campaign lensed by Steven Meisel. Hiemstra set alight the runways of Prada, Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens, Miu Miu, Valentino, Loewe, and Haider Ackermann amongst others, emerging as one of the most memorable new faces of the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Vogue China enlists photographer Lachlan Bailey to capture the uncompromising beauty of Hiemstra and Riabinkina for its May 2013 issue.

Irene Hiemstra & Katya Riabinkina
Vogue China - May 2013
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

Katya Riabinkina
Vogue China - May 2013
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

Irene Hiemstra
Vogue China - May 2013
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

Katya Riabinkina & Irene Hiemstra
Vogue China - May 2013
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

Irene Hiemstra
Vogue China - May 2013
Photographer - Lachlan Bailey
Source - thefashionspot.com

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