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July 29 2014

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11 posts tagged "Kati Nescher"

Germany’s Next Top Models?

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Is the Schwarz-Rot-Gold having a fashion moment? The answer may be yes. Germany’s Jil Sander returns to the women’s runway this Saturday in Milan. This season’s Berlin fashion week was stronger than ever, and German models new and returning ruled the catwalks. There seems to be no stopping Kati Nescher (left, in Stephan Schneider), who stomped her way through a very successful New York season. So did Toni Garrn, a Calvin Klein exclusive lo these many years ago and still working steadily today; she secured the opening spot at Ralph Lauren. If German fashion is on the rise, it’s hard to think of a better outlet to celebrate it than Achtung Mode. The magazine’s Markus Ebner—who recently weighed in on the Raf/Hedi debate for Style.com—paid tribute to his countrymen and women’s designs, modeled by Germans Nescher, Antonia Wesseloh, and new Calvin Klein discovery Thorben Gärtner, in a new story shot by Markus Pritzi on location in Berlin and Paris.

Photo: Markus Pritzi/Courtesy of Achtung Mode

Kati Nescher: Alexander Wang’s A Believer

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Kati Nescher is having a very good season. To start, the 27-year-old German beauty landed Fall campaigns for both Chanel and Nina Ricci. Last week we gave you an early peek at her old Hollywood-esque Tom Ford ad. For her latest coup, she’s starring in the Alexander Wang campaign, lensed by David Sims and styled by Karl Templer. Style.com is debuting a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot exclusively here. “Kati is a fresh new talent with big potential,” Wang told us. “She’s one of the sweetest girls out there right now and was the perfect choice.” Sweet or not, Nescher comes off as seriously edgy in the shoot. Other than cheekbones that could cut glass, we’d say her chameleonlike changeability is her strongest asset.

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander Wang

Tom Ford’s Lady In Red

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Tom Ford, designer-turned-director-turned-designer once more, has channeled the Golden Age of Hollywood in his new Fall ad campaign. Model Kati Nescher stars, wearing a scarlet version of the white gown and cape that shot Gwyneth Paltrow to the top of this year’s Oscars best-dressed lists. Style.com has an exclusive first look at the campaign, which, like last season’s, was lensed by Ford himself.

Photo: Tom Ford

The Verdict On NYFW: Brunettes Have More Fun

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If there’s one thing we learned about trends in fresh faces during NYFW, it’s this: Brunettes are the ones having the most fun (and success) right now. Casting directors have lately been favoring a dark and mysterious, intelligent kind of beauty, à la Kati Nescher, the worldly sophomore season breakout who opened nine shows last week and isn’t about to slow down anytime soon. But it looks like Nescher might have some competition across the pond.

Nadja Bender (pictured, below) is the rookie at the top of every model obsessive’s watch list. The 21-year-old Danish stunner has plenty of momentum after scoring the coveted first slot at Alexander Wang and Rodarte, and booking other biggies like Altuzarra and Calvin Klein. Other girls on the rise include Marie Piovesan (left), who’s already caught the eye of Phoebe Philo as the star of the new Celine campaign (those cheekbones!) and will have a hometown advantage in Paris, and the Proenza Schouler “exclusive” (although she did walk Richard Chai Love earlier in the week) Argentinean catwalker Melissa Stasiuk (pictured, below). With her Patti Smith-esque, raven-colored locks and an editorial in the latest issue of Love shot by Mario Testino, Stasiuk has that edgy look-of-the-moment, which should take her far in Europe. But fashion is forever unpredictable, and many of the best newcomers wait to make their debut in Milan or Paris. So you never know. We wouldn’t be surprised to see peroxide blondes stage an uprising these next few weeks.

Photo: Karl Prouse / Getty Images (Marie); Victor Virgile / Getty Images (Melissa); Rabbani and Solimene Photography / Getty Images (Nadja)

Pringle’s Valley Girls

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For its first time ever, Pringle of Scotland enlisted David Benjamin Sherry, who has shot for the likes of i-D, Dazed & Confused, and Another Man, to photograph its Spring ’12 campaign. Sherry also joined Kati Nescher and Suvi Koponen in front of the lens as one of the models for the menswear campaign. Style.com has exclusive behind-the-scenes footage (above) of the group at work in Switzerland’s Verzasca Valley, with Nescher and Koponen striking a pose against the rocks in Alistair Carr’s asymmetrical-print knits and layered dresses. Images from the campaign, below.

Photos: David Benjamin Sherry