Catwalk Watch: Ashley Brokaw
Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share their thoughts on who we’ll be seeing this fashion week—and beyond.
Ashley Brokaw casts Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, Rag & Bone, and Tommy Hilfiger in New York this season. Below, she weighs in on a few of her favorite new and new-to-us faces.
Maria Bradley at FACTOR (left): “New face from Wichita, Kansas. Great tomboy vibe with a killer body.”
Vika Falileeva at DNA (center): “Beautiful blonde with a fantastic body. She has a great attitude and much more confidence this time around [the Russian model has walked in several shows over the past two seasons].”
Xiao Wen Ju at IMG (right): “A season under her belt has done wonders for her confidence. She has great presence when she walks and her face is divine. Xiao doesn’t look like anyone else out there.”