24 posts tagged "Daria Werbowy"
Mega-model Kate Moss had kind of a mega year, what with the release of her book, aptly titled Kate: The Kate Moss Book, covers galore (Vanity Fair, Paris and British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W among them), and a slew of Spring ’13 campaigns (her Stuart Weitzman and Givenchy ads dropped this week). Today, Versace sent its Spring ’13 ads our way and surprise, surprise! They star 2012′s favorite super. Mert and Marcus shot Moss, Daria Werbowy, and Joan Smalls for the moody, gladiator-themed images. The ladies strike Helen of Troy poses, which are rivaled only by their male-model companion’s electric cherry hair. To add to her recent winning streak, Moss reportedly has a documentary in the works. Call it The September Issues.
Luxury label Maiyet is preparing to show for its third season in Paris next week. But before then, the conscious clothing brand, by African human rights lawyer Paul van Zyl and former Band of Outsiders president Kristy Caylor, gave us the exclusive first look on the set of its Fall 2012 ad campaign, shot by Cass Bird in Kenya (one of the locations where they employ local artisans to create the goods). Here, watch Daria Werbowy model the brand’s cozy knits and military coats for Fall (on sale at Barneys now). Check back on Style.com Monday, October 1, to see the full Spring ’13 collection and our review.
In terms of castings, Milan designers tend to opt for tried-and-true models over fresh faces. That’s great for those of us who can’t get enough of It girls like Bette Franke, Daria Strokous, Kati Nescher, Nadja Bender, and Ava Smith—all of whom walked just about every noteworthy runway this week. (No sign of veteran Daria Werbowy, though. We’re still hoping to see her make a return in Paris.) But that makes things difficult for up-and-comers trying to gain a foothold in the industry. Still, each season Prada and casting director Ashley Brokaw continue to launch new stars with its coveted exclusive slots. Last time around, Prada debuted Vanessa Axente and Elza Luijendijk, who have each gone to succeed in major ways, and this season the lineup boasted over 15 first-season catwalkers, of which there were several standouts who continued to deliver throughout the week. Russian rookie Katya Riabynikina (pictured) went toe-to-toe with the big-name girls at Gucci on day one, then walked Prada, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Marni, and Salvatore Ferragamo. Antonina Vasylchenko followed up her Calvin Klein exclusive with an impressive Italian tour that included appearances at Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, and Trussardi. Jil Sander was another memorable moment for new girls. There we saw both Riabynikina and Vasylchenko, as well as other notable newcomers including the opener, Natasha Remarchuk (also at Prada), closer Josephine van Delden (spotted in London at Acne, Jonathan Saunders, and Christopher Kane), and Esther Heesch, who later appeared at Marni and Salvatore Ferragamo, too. Yumi Lambert was another new recruit who made an impact this week. The half-Japanese, half-Belgian stunner walked Prada, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, and Missoni, among others.
Last week, Style.com declared our hopes of seeing Canadian catwalker Daria Werbowy make a strong comeback at fashion week. We have yet to find out whether we’ll be seeing her on the runways, but in the meantime, we’ve just received the latest shots from Werbowy’s new Cass Bird-lensed online campaign for Maiyet (she also appeared in the label’s Spring campaign). Here, the top catwalker is on location in Chyulu Hills, Kenya (one of the countries where the brand partners with local artisans to work on its collection), showing off the Fall offerings, which are just hitting stores now. Look out for the Maiyet online shop, launching in the coming weeks. Style.com has the exclusive first look at the shots above.
Here at Style.com, we’ve always got our eyes peeled for the next big model, but closing in on the Spring ’13 shows, there’s a unanimous inter-office consensus that the one girl we’d most like to see stalking the runways next month isn’t a fresh face, but Daria Werbowy. The 28-year-old Canadian first captured our hearts in the mid-aughts, but despite a steady stream of editorial and commercial work, she all but disappeared from the runways after 2008—with the exception of cameo appearances at Balmain and Hakaan for Spring ’11. Considering how good she’s looking on the September cover of Paris Vogue, on newsstands today, and in Céline’s Fall ads, we’d say there’s no time better than the present for a fashion week comeback. Daria, consider this our official entreaty.
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