The 10 Most Eye-Catching Models for Spring/Summer 2023 (Part1)
A woman scouted on the street in Missouri as a young teenager made her runway debut for Proenza Schouler, a teenager who cemented their remarkable transition from a viral comedian on TikTok to a bona fide high-fashion model, and a non-binary model strutted for a slew of prestigious houses.
The move demonstrates designers' commitment to developing exciting new talent. Some of the most intriguing names were models who debuted within the last year or two. A look at five models who added memorable sparks to the season's collections is provided below.
Agency: Inch Models Management
Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel
Season Highlights: Dior, Hermès, Bottega Venetta, Fendi
Sun Mizrahi is the daughter of former Israeli professional footballer Alon Mizrahi, but she is making her name. She only started modelling a year ago but already has an impressive résumé. She has fronted a Blue Marine campaign and walked the runways for Y Project, Lemaire, Fendi, and Bottega Venetta. Her breakthrough came in June when she opened Jacquemus's Le Papier show in South France. She soon appeared in the ad campaign for the French designer's much-touted collaboration with sportswear behemoth Nike. This season, she appeared in 23 shows, including six for Dior, Hermès, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Age: 22 Agency: Milk Management Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands Season Highlights: Tom Ford, YSL, Versace
With a Vogue Scandinavia shoot under her belt, Dutch model Annemarry Aderibigbe began a stellar season by walking for Brandon Maxwell. During the European shows, she wore cornrows with a '90s twist at Sacai and Victoria Beckham and crinkled, almost wet hair for Ludovic de Saint Sernin. This season, the elegant beauty appeared in 17 shows. We expect her to break this new personal best next season easily.
Age: 22 Agency: Que Models Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Season Highlights: Dior, Burberry, Hermès Instagram: @abenynhial
Abény Nhial is already a fashion icon. The 22-year-old model, born in Brisbane with South Sudanese ancestors, graced the cover of British Vogue in February. The all-African surface was a powerful celebration of diversity, inclusion, and representation, coming just a year after Nhial made her Europe debut at Alexander McQueen during London Fashion Week. Nhial has ridden the wave that has propelled her forward, working for Marc Jacobs, Area, and Burberry. She embodied Parisian It girl at Dior Couture and then colourful glam at Zimmermann, effortlessly matching the codes of each house she worked for.
Age: 18 Agency: Mother Models Hometown: Wentzville, Missouri Season Highlights: Miu Miu, Fendi, Proenza Schouler Instagram: @avaa.christian
The St. Louis-based agency Mother Models discovered this Midwest beauty four years ago, but she made her runway debut this season at Proenza Schouler. It was well worth the wait. The 18-year-old was the talk of fashion month, walking the runways of Miu Miu, Loewe, Lanvin, Fendi, and Sacai. Christian walked the runways with naturalistic confidence and beauty, offering soft visions of beauty. And don't call her winning streak beginner's luck. This Missourian is quickly becoming Europe's best. She has much-staying power.
Age: 22 Agency: Uncover Models Hometown: Warsaw, Poland Season Highlights: Prada, Loewe, Louis Vuitton
Fashion is frequently used as an escapism fantasy in which societal rules and codes can be broken. But there can sometimes be, annoyingly, an old-fashioned approach to gender. Alin Szewczyk was one bright spot on the path to progress. They were discovered by chance not far from Uncover's offices in Warsaw and signed in June 2022. Szewczyk made their debut at Prada's spring 2023 fashion show. Their grand tour continued for Louis Vuitton and Loewe in Paris. They are part of a growing and much-needed wave of non-binary models walking in major fashion shows, subtly advocating for a greater and more full-throated embrace of gender nonconformity in the fashion industry.
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