Thursday, June 11, 2015

The State of Beauty - Amilna Estevao

The NY Times Style magazine remains ahead of the curve with an editorial shot by photographer Craig McDean featuring a kaleidoscope of modelling's finest from the past, present, and future. Angolan newcomer Amilna Estevao nabs the spotlight amidst some pretty stiff competition from industry icons Liya Kebede, Stella Tennant, and Amber Valletta, and models of the moment Edie Campbell, Fei Fei Sun, Julia Bergshoeff, Andreja Pejic, and Mica Arganaraz. Red hot newcomers Aya Jones and Miu Miu favourite Estella Boersma round out the diverse cast for the editorial appropriately titled "The State of Beauty". The portfolio of close-up beauty portraits in black & white and colour showcases the stunning array of beauty that has fashion editors, photographers, and stylists embracing diversity on the runway and in print. Sixteen year old Luanda native Estevao, discovered in 2013 via the Elite Model Look competition in which she placed third, is the embodiment of fashion's newly found appreciation of diversity. Estevao's smouldering gaze, tempestuous pout, and unstoppable runway strut were in full force throughout her thirty-four show appearances at the Fall/Winter 2015 collections. A key opening slot at Rag & Bone and a semi-exclusive at Alexander Wang set the wheels in motion for an avalanche of blue chip bookings for Estevao at Burberry Prorsum, J.W. Anderson, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, and Balenciaga. In the aftermath of the shows, Estevao has resurfaced unscathed with fine editorial turns for Paris Vogue, Hunger Magazine, and her first solo cover for T Magazine's Beauty issue.

Amilna Estevao
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Mica Arganaraz
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Estella Boersma
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Stella Tennant
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Amber Valletta
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Julia Bergshoeff
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Liya Kebede
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Fei Fei Sun
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Andreja Pejic
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Aya Jones
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

Edie Campbell
T Style - June 2015
Photographer - Craig McDean
Source - thefashionspot.com

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