The new top models

08 October 2008

From the rues of Paris to Bryant Park in New York, Spring/Summer 2009 fashion weeks saw a host of new girls making it big on the runway. Despite the return of the modelling greats from the early noughties such as Naomi and Stephanie at Hermes and Ana Claudia Michels (seen alongside Gisele in her heyday), we've handpicked the new top models who ploughed their way through the shows,  firmly placing their name on the fashion radar, more often than not, only months after signing with their agencies:
New York
Ok, so in the fashion world this Londoner isn't exactly what we would call a newcomer but we love her and definitely made it big, waving the British flag in NY this season...


Name:Jourdan Dunn
Age: 18
Born in: London
Agencies: Nathalie, Storm, Women
Known for: Her legs
Status: Cover girl, good girl, rising star
Who's a fan: She was chosen to close the show for Oscar de la Renta and Rodarte and  was seen  walking for every name to know in New York.
Catch her in: Topshop and United Colours of Benetton Fall 08 campaigns
Backstage buddies: Daul Kim, Karlie Kloss, Rachel Clark, Yana Karpova
Fact to drop: Loves watching EastEnders

This girl's striking looks caught our eye at every show and this lucky lady was seen walking for all the big names....


Name: Iris Strubegger
Age: 24
Born in: Saltzburg, Austria
Agencies: Supreme, Women
Known for: Cheekbones
Status: Rising star
Who's a fan: We saw her at Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs SS09 and  she  has also shot with top photographer Steven Meisel.
Catch her in: D&G and Pollini AW08 campaigns
Backstage buddies: Ania Trublaska, Colette Pechekhonova, Vika Kuropyatnikova
Fact to drop: Loves drinking Starbucks in central park

We're loving Kasia's perfect profile and it would appear we're not alone. Seen in a total of 15 shows during Milan Fashion Week, this girl sure knows how to keep herself busy...


Name: Kasia Struss
Age: 20
Born in: Ciechanów, Poland
Agencies: Storm, Women
Known for:  Her  eyes
Status: Rising star
Who's a fan: Walking for everyone from Versace, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci, Prada and Cavalli...the list never ends.
Catch her in: Gucci and Costume national Fall 08 campaigns
Backstage buddies: Ali Stephens and Denisa Dvorakova
Fact to drop: Her favorite  pastime  is shopping for vintage treasures

There was one girl, who made an unexpected appearance opening and closing a total of 7 shows from Alexander McQueen and Sonia Rykiel in Paris. Grazia is always on the look out for the next face to watch, and this girl is definitely one giving the old skool Supers a run for their money...


Name: Sigrid Agren
Age: 17 
Born in: Martinique
Agencies: Elite, New York Model Management
Known for: Her lips and her hair
Status: Rising star
Who's a fan: Everyone! This girl opened and closed shows for everyone from Alexander Mcqueen to Sonia Rykiel
Catch her in: We're tipping this girl as the face of the future
Backstage buddies: Heloise Guerin, Taryn Davidson, Toni Garrn
Fact to drop: Can be seen do ballet classes when off the catwalk

Let us know what you think of our top models below....

-Lily Russo


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