Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Who's That Girl? - Giles S/S 2014

Katie Grand's cast selection for the Giles Spring/Summer 2014 collection featured a deluge of newcomers who will have casting directors reconsidering their options as the show season diverts to Milan. The only instantly recognisable faces amongst Grand's posse were celebrity models Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, Lily McMenamy, and seasoned catwalkers Julia Nobis, Sam Rollinson, and Ondria Hardin. The remainder of the cast consisted of brand spanking newcomers who had even the most up-to-the-minute model aficionados scrambling to identify the otherwise anonymous newbies. Show-opener Esmerelda Seay-Reynolds walked exclusively for Marc Jacobs in New York and will no doubt take her exclusivity up a notch or two as the season unfolds in Milan. Tenessee native Leona Binx Walton took out closing honours and is fast becoming one of IMA's favourite newcomers due to her truly original look and her incandescent ballsy personality. Other notable standouts included Miu Miu's Fall/Winter 2013 campaign star Marina Nery from Brazil, the intriguing blond Russian/Korean combo Yana Shmaylova, Marc Jacobs exclusives Samantha Bondurant and Kelly Gillespie from the United States, Argentinian Sabrina Ioffreda whose pillowy puckered pout is fast becoming her signature trademark, Canadian Kayla Clarke who bears a striking resemblance to former nineties top model Debra Shaw, Russian supernova Ksenia Malanova, and last but not least, seventeen year old American Samantha Archibald who owes her flawless biracial features to her Jamaican/German ancestry. With so many new faces vying for limited spots on the runways that matter most, it's anyone's guess as to which of Grand's collective will go on to prove their mettle in the 'make or break' show circuits in Milan and Paris.

Marina Nery
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Sabrina Ioffreda
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Samantha Bondurant
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Samantha Archibald
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Yana Shmaylova
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Ksenia Nova
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Kayla Clarke
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Esmerelda Seay Reynolds
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Malaika Firth
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Kelly Gillespie
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Leona Binx Walton
Giles - S/S 2014
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

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