The Up and Comers

Posted by | September 10th, 2013


Models: Anita Lijic, Kyra Green, Karolin Marczyk, Kwak
Dolce and Gabbana bra and underwear sets / Dolce and Gabbana red dress, shoes and jewelry
The Up and Comers

Fashion’s never-ending cycle of renewal means there is a constant stream of exciting new talent making their mark on the industry. Behind the scenes, a new generation of creators is innovating in hair, makeup, styling and creative direction, bringing new ideas to the table while paying homage to fashion’s strongest visual tenets. The up & comers of this era unite for this editorial featuring a lineup of notable new models from New York’s top agencies. These fresh faces are at the very start of their modeling journey and are captured beautifully by an illustrious set of talents whose names you should commit to memory. Photographer Jd Forte has assisted Steven Meisel and David Sims, honing his own style as he learned from photography’s masters. Hair stylist Shinya Nakagawa worked alongside Julien d’Ys while makeup artist Yumi Lee serves as first assistant for the legendary Stephane Marais. Set designer Nick des Jardins is a talented alum of Mary Howard Studio and stylist Jessica Margolis has crafted looks for the likes of Agyness Deyn and Emily Blunt. This group of young creatives comes together to craft a one of a kind editorial project and homage to the masters.

Photographer: Jd Forte
Stylist: Jessica Margolis
Hair Stylist: Shinya Nakagawa
Makeup Artist: Yumi Lee with L’Atelier NYC
Set Design: Nick des Jardins for Mary Howard Studio
Production: Kristen Bolt

Text by Janelle Okwodu

Alicia / New York Model Management
Anita Ligic / Women Management
Kama / DNA Models
Karolina Marczyk / Elite
Kate Goodling / Ford Models
Kwak Ji Young / Wilhelmina New York
Kyra Green / IMG
Laura O’Grady / Supreme Management
Michelle C. / One Management
Nadja Giramata / Trump Management
Ona / Fusion Models
Paiz Sloane / Next Models NY
Yue Ning / Marilyn Agency


Model: Kwak


Model: Anita Ligic
Gold jacket and skirt by Zuhair Murad


Models: Kate Goodling, Paiz Sloane
Dolce & Gabbana lingerie and Fendi fur top and skirt
Fur and fur throws all by ADRIENNE LANDAU

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Models: Michelle C, Nadja Girimata
ALTUZARRA dress and jacket / CHRISTIAN DIOR skirt and top


Models: Alicia, Ona
Both dresses by Zuhair Murad


Models: Kate Goodling, Yue Ning, Paiz Sloane, Laura O’Grady, Alicia
All dresses are ZUHAIR MURAD, All shoes are JIMMY CHOO

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  1. Trav says:

    It is all about ONA this season!

  2. Maxwell says:

    Seriously, we’re still using fur for things like this? Outdated and disappointing.

  3. John Renn says:

    Stuningly Beautiful Women.

  4. Cat says:

    there is Alicia instead of Kama, I guess?

  5. Mr. Richard says:

    Kyra is the real deal

  6. T says:

    If its fur, go for faux, not fur real

  7. Andreas says:

    Michelle C : very interesting, very French.

  8. nycdirectorcasting says:

    Where is new face Maggie Laine from IMG ?

  9. ebencipe says:

    Kwak is just gorgeous.. Soo lovin that Wilhelmina is bringing more asian faces in the NYC market.. I am also a firm believer that Kate Goodling is going to be the next Karmen Pedaru.

  10. Auralee says:

    I’m simply flabbergasted. One shot displays women covered with masses of dead animals, while the next shot reveals models who appear to be treating a [live] dog with munificence. This could not get anymore warped.

  11. Mimi says:

    Kate has a very distinctive and beautiful look. I think she has the potential to be successful.

  12. Bria says:

    Regarding Kwak JiYoung, her first name is JiYoung, not Kwak.

  13. Damien Kang says:

    I am so in LOVE with KWAK!

  14. TSW says:

    Is it me or does it seems as though in the groups shots the girls are on slightly different pages?

  15. Claudia says:

    Oh God, please don’t use fur! That’s cruel!

  16. Starman says:

    Kama Bronisz did Versace!

  17. JolinTsai says:

    Michelle C. (she needs to change a name probably) and Laura O’Grady are stunning, looking forward to see more of them in the industry!

  18. Kim says:

    Michelle C. is captivating! Looking forward to seeing more of her work!

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