10 posts tagged "Caroline Brasch Nielsen"
Copenhagen fashion week wrapped this weekend, and the Scandinavian Spring ’14 runways saw designers embrace relaxed, sportswear-inspired looks in mesh, nylon, and neoprene. A fitting trend, perhaps, seeing as informality is a big part of Copenhagen’s culture.
Danish enfant terrible Asger Juel Larsen opened the festivities, and his hard-hitting political show set a high standard. Anne Sofie Madsen delivered a striking array of intricate leather dresses, bulky tops inspired by motocross, and broad pants paired with mesh tops. She completed her looks with jewelry by Trine Tuxen. And rising star Freya Dalsjø raised the bar still, bringing in Lindsey Wixson to open her three-model-only show (above, left). Her trio of catwalkers piled on layers and layers of color-blocked silk garments before wrapping up in boxy, swoon-worthy neoprene coats for their final lap.
Henrik Vibskov showed off his print chops with an Afrocentric collection—one of his best in recent years (above, right). Baum und Pferdgarten, too, delivered strong prints—from leopard spots to stripes—on its wearable, feminine garments, and Jean//Phillip returned to the menswear scene with a lineup that included red and green reptile motifs. Continue Reading “Danes Just Wanna Have Fun” »
Caroline Brasch Nielsen (pictured) may be one of the most stylish models off duty we’ve seen. Props to the Danish stunner who has yet to be snapped in the black skinny jeans, black T-shirt, and motorcycle boot model uniform that her long-legged friends have made famous. Nielsen always takes to the streets in something unique, and she’s never lacking in the accessories department. During Paris Couture, Tommy Ton caught the model in suede chukka sneakers, which made for a quirky but chic twist when paired with a leopard skirt and top and an iconic quilted Chanel bag. Want to step into Nielsen’s shoes? We found four options to try below.
From top left to right: Christian Louboutin Louis sneaker, $925, available at www.us.christianlouboutin.com; Common Projects chukkas, $273, available at www.unitedhabit.com; Vans Houston sneaker, $60, available at www.shop.vans.com; Giuseppe Zanotti sneaker, $850, available at www.giuseppezanotti.com.
For most models, the Spring and Fall runways are the battlegrounds where all the glory is earned, so to speak. But as we’ve witnessed over the past few weeks with Resort, the pre-collections are becoming increasingly important, particularly for those fresh faces looking to sustain momentum (and possibly nab ad campaigns) going into their sophomore seasons.
By the books, Ava Smith (pictured, left) and Mackenzie Drazan (pictured, right), who both had breakout Fall ’12 seasons, are Resort’s top contenders. So far, Drazan has posed for six top-tier lookbooks including Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Richard Chai, and Bottega Veneta, and turned up on the Salvatore Ferragamo catwalk at the Louvre. On her end, Smith has caught the eye of downtown designers like Altuzarra, Derek Lam, and Yigal Azrouël, and walked for Chanel, Calvin Klein, and Ferragamo as well.
Naturally, veterans like Julia Nobis (who was Fall’s top catwalker with 72 shows under her belt) and Caroline Brasch Nielsen have been getting plenty of work this season, too. Both did Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, and a slew of others. As for our favorite Resort highlight, well, that’s a tie between androgynous nineties supermodel Erin O’Connor‘s surprise appearance in the Zac Posen lookbook and spotting Madison Headrick (a Prada runway exclusive back in February) in the Altuzarra and Donna Karan lineups. Just this week, Headrick landed the coveted Prada campaign shot by Steven Meisel, and we have a hunch we’re going to be seeing a lot more of her come Spring.
Black leather jacket, black T-shirt, black stovepipes, black motorcycle boots: You know it’s fashion week when packs of identically dressed, genetically blessed girls stalk the streets, followed by swarms of photographers. But it wasn’t all Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester numbers this year. Models, not unlike editors and It girls, it seems, have realized that they can raise their personal stock value by stepping up their sartorial individualism. These days, the likes of Ruby Aldridge, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Frida Gustavsson are just as well-known for their off-runway flair as they are for their on-runway struts. Abbey Lee Kershaw is often snapped vamping around town in an over-the-top fur, and Caroline Brasch Nielsen appears to own an entire closetful of Isabel Marant. We have our favorites.
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The Golden Globe and SAG nominations have been announced, and now, in the spirit of awards season, Modelinia has handed out a few honors of its own to this year’s hottest catwalkers. For its first-ever Style Awards, Modelinia judged models in five categories: Hottest Red Look, Biggest Risk Taker, Best Red Carpet Glam, Best Accessorizer, and Best Model Off-Duty. Model-of-the-moment Karlie Kloss came out on top in the red dress category, beating industry veterans like Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr, for the Jason Wu gown she wore to this year’s CFDA Awards. (Though Kloss’ dress was definitely the biggest standout in the group, it seems like Natalia Vodianova should have at least made the list for the dramatic Valentino dress she wore to her annual Love Ball). In the off-runway category, Joan Smalls beat Kate Moss, which didn’t surprise us: We’re still gushing over Smalls’ denim-on-denim at the Spring shows. But we are curious why some of our favorites, Frida Gustavsson and Caroline Brasch Nielsen, were left off that list altogether. See who made the cut, below. And check Style File next Thursday for our favorite model-off-duty looks of the year.
Best Red Carpet Glam
Doutzen Kroes (winner)
Hottest Red Look
Karlie Kloss (winner)
Biggest Risk Taker
Abbey Lee Kershaw (winner)
Hanne Gaby Odiele
Anja Rubik (winner)
Most Stylish Model Off-Duty
Joan Smalls (winner)
Freja Beha Erichsen