Sunday, February 23, 2014

Divine Inspiration - Riley Montana

French Numéro seeks divine inspiration for "Supremes", an editorial showcasing a magnificent multi-ethnic cast of newcomers. Among the sizzling new faces captured by photographer Sebastian Kim are Riley Montana, Senait Gidey, Maria Borges, Grace Mahary, Sherita Dehon, Jessica Strother, and Josilyn Williams. The A List cast of models turn it on for the portfolio of black and white portraits wearing elegant designs by Givenchy, Céline, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, and Calvin Klein. What this editorial illustrates more than anything is the extent of the depth of field of ethnic modelling talent unearthed by the Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Canadian-raised models Grace Mahary and Senait Gidey hail respectively from Eritrea and Ethiopia, were two of the standout black models in high rotation on Spring/Summer 2014 runways. The compelling Sherita Dehon's mixed African-American and Filipino heritage caught the eye of designer Riccardo Tisci landing her a coveted spot in his Spring/Summer 2014 Givenchy line-up. African-Americans Josilyn Williams and Jessica Strother have yet to make their mark on the international runway circuit but show stunning high fashion potential in a dramatic feathered Louis Vuitton head dress and ensembles from Alexander McQueen's warrior goddess inspired collection. Angolan top model Maria Borges stars in Givenchy's current Spring/Summer 2014 campaign lensed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott alongside newcomer Riley Montana. Represented by New York Model Management, Detroit native Riley Montana has emerged as one of the standout newcomers of the current Fall/Winter 2014 collections walking for Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte, Anna Sui, DKNY, Preen, Bottega Veneta, and Fausto Puglisi. With editorial appearances for Love, i-D, W Magazine, and Paris Vogue added to her burgeoning resumé, Riley Montana looks set to be the breakout star of the Fall/Winter 2014 season.

Riley Montana
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Grace Mahary
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Sherita Dehon & Jessica Strother
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Sherita Dehon
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Senait Gidey
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Senait Gidey, Maria Borges, & Jessica Strother
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Josilyn Williams
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Maria Borges
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Josilyn Williams & Senait Gidey
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Jessica Strother
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

Sherita Dehon, Maria Borges, & Grace Mahary
French Numéro - Issue 151
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - thefashionspot.com

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