Monday, September 16, 2013

We Come From A Land Down Under

Supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw has yet to surface on a runway for Spring/Summer 2014 however diehard fans should brace themselves for the onslaught of a whole new generation of Australian modelling talent. During the New York Spring/Summer 2014 show season, IMA ran into a cavalcade of Aussies including Adelaide native Jemma Baines, Brisbane's Nicole Pollard and Jess Gold, Melbournian Cassi Van den Dungen, Sydney-siders Eva Downey, Maddison Brown, Gabby Westbrook-Patrick, and Marnie Harris, not to mention comeback kids Myf Shepherd and Catherine McNeil. Also in the wings are reigning catwalk queen Julia Nobis, Amanda Ware, Gabby Dover, indigenous model Charlee Fraser, and Kiwi models Holly Rose Emery, Emily Baker, Anmari Botha, and Jessica Clarke. 

Australian Vogue's October 2014 edition features an editorial showcasing an antipodean contingent who are currently storming Spring/Summer 2014 runways everywhere. The divine Holly Rose Emery, Maddison Brown, April Tiplady, Matilda Dods, and Astrid Holler pose for resident photographer Nicole Bentley decked out in evening wear by Alexander Wang, Christian Dior, Miu Miu, Valentino, and Bottega Veneta. Red hot newcomers Maddison Brown and Holly Rose Emery are a study in contrasts with both ingenues sending casting directors into a tailspin as they clamour to feature the pair in their line-ups. Brown is off to a blistering pace appearing at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Edun, Dion Lee, Edun, and opening for Yigal Azrouel and Sophie Theallet while Rose Emery was a vision of pure loveliness at Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstenberg, Theyskens Theory, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Preen, and Christopher Kane.

Newcomers Astrid Holler, April Tiplady and Matilda Dods are being primed by modelling powerhouse agency IMG Worldwide for a high fashion takeover. Holler's dark brooding looks, a result of her German/Croatian heritage, has industry insiders forecasting a spectacular future for the 17 year old. Adelaide's April Tiplady heads into the European show circuit with recent riveting editorial appearances in Paris Vogue, Love Magazine, and a McQ Fall/Winter 2013 campaign to her credit, prompting speculation of blue chip exclusives in both Milan and Paris. Stunning Byron Bay native Matilda Dods is attracting as much interest for her model looks as for her incredible musical talent. The sixteen year old is an accomplished musician and songwriter having performed at music festivals across Australia. Dods' soulful beauty and her passion for music lend her  hidden arsenal which should serve to her advantage as she navigates the modelling minefield.

Matilda Dods & Holly Rose Emery
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
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Astrid Holler
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
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April Tiplady
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
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Holly Rose Emery
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
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April Tiplady & Maddison Brown
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
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Matilda Dods
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
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Maddison Brown
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
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Matilda Dods
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
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Holly Rose Emery
Australian Vogue - October 2013
Photographer - Nicole Bentley
Source - wearesodroee.wordpress.com

1 comment:

  1. You forgot Codie Young! She's done 11 shows already this season.

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