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February 15th, 2014 by models.com
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The serene Brazilian beauty with a stellar season, former Model of the Week Waleska Gorczevski had the unique pleasure of appearing in nearly every top tier New York show. After turns at Hugo Boss, Rag & Bone, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim and more, Waleska finished things off by snagging the opening spot at Marc Jacobs. Opening the final show of NYFW is an accomplishment for any model but after having a sensational week overall, earning that girl #1 spot at Marc was simply the icing on the cake. Expect to see Waleska’s success continue as she heads towards the catwalks of Europe.

February 14th, 2014 by models.com
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Catching up with some of our favorite models in between shows!

Photos by Melodie Jeng for Models.com

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Kasia Struss, Alana Zimmer, & Jacquelyn Jablonski

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February 14th, 2014 by models.com
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The energy of ICB’s shows is always upbeat and youthful, but this season the line spun off in a different direction with designer Prabal Gurung bringing in an edgy elegance that served the collection well. Starting the retro inspiration point of an old-school Nintendo Gameboy, Gurung bypassed the typical literal video game references and went instead for a hard rocking look that utilized high tech fabrics and pixelated versions of classic prints. A bit of borrowed from the boys cool came via pinstriped suiting and hard-rocking leather jackets but on the whole this was a collection rooted in girly necessities. We can already see the cool ladies of the Lower East Side reaching for those graphic black & white pea coats and electric blue minis. The finale pieces with their sequin and crystal embellished take on abstract houndstooth deserve to make the editorial rounds.

Review by Janelle Okwodu
Photos by Casey Vange for models.com

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February 14th, 2014 by models.com
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For fashion’s young designers, there is always a collection which marks a coming of age moment, solidifying the designer’s maturity and highlighting their talent in a way that makes the fashion crowd sit up and taken notice. For Wes Gordon his S/S14 show was one such moment, the Atlanta born designer has been quietly showing a presentation in New York for the past few seasons, but spring marked his first runway show and what a show it was. Gordon has always been sophisticated beyond his years, but this time around he tempered the chic with a wearability that made his designs skew younger and fresher than ever before. Beginning with a pared down combo of slate cashmere sweater and lace embellished skirt on Jac, then continuing with the lace motif on figure hugging dresses and slit skirts, Gordon created a distinctive look that was delightful. Easygoing additions like a herringbone motorcycle jacket (worn as a cape, naturally) and lighter than air slip dresses were equally well received. The coup de grace was a gilded silver embellished material that wore like chain mail and featured on a variety of looks, offering a sleek display of skin and a signature piece that is certain to resonate editorially.

Designer: Wes Gordon
Casting: Stefanie Stein (Stefanie Stein Casting)
Stylist: Julia von Boehm (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists)
Hair: James Pecis (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)
Make Up: Alice Lane

Review by Janelle Okwodu
Photos by for Casey Vange for models.com

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February 14th, 2014 by models.com
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We may not be anywhere near the Alps, the Andes, or the Himalayas, but the freezing snow and glacial winds that have battered the city throughout fashion week made New York an appropriate enough location for Tim Coppens‘ stellar Fall 2014 collection, which he said was inspired by “mountaineering, winter isolation, and modern exploration.” The Belgian menswear designer, who in just a few short years has burst from upstart to established player, has always worked an energetic, athletic air into his designs, which, since last season, are now available for women as well. There were the requisite quilted bombers and hooded parkas, of course, but there was also, fittingly, something more adventurous to the pieces as well. Coppens‘ clothes have always had a youthful feel to them, but this season felt more polished, more streamlined, and more concise. Kyle Mobus’ beautifully cut varsity jacket was a perfect example, cropped just right at the wrists and with a clean contrast collar, the kind of detail that speaks volumes in menswear. Luca Stascheit’s opening ivory duffel coat was another standout piece, perfectly smooth with a soft shearling hood and cut just a bit longer in the back for effect. Coppens has always had a knack for innovative materials as well, and this season he worked aluminum fabric into his trousers and sent Felix Gesnouin out in a thick snap-button shirt of water-resistant Austrian Loden wool in a winning blue and green plaid. There were a number of Coppens’ signature touches, from the zippers around the elbows on Ben Stift’s sweater to the color-blocked paneling on Abel van Oeveren’s bomber. Coppens also debuted a new eyewear collaboration with Linda Farrow, and the end result was a clever take on ski goggles, oversized and orange-tinted with graphic cutouts along the sides. The finishing touch, and possibly one of the most enviable ones on a frigid day, was the chunky knit scarves, wound loosely around the neck with enough left to almost brush the ground for a look that was casual, cool, and undeniably Coppens.

Review by Jonathan Shia
Photos by Kirt Reynolds for models.com

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February 14th, 2014 by models.com
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Being a top newcomer doesn’t necessarily mean it’s your first season; sometimes momentum comes after putting in handwork for years. Such is the case with the beautiful Ronja Furrer a captivating model who has been steadily rising through the ranks. With runway walks for Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Narciso Rodriguez F/W represents a breakout moment for Ronja and the beginning of something special. Keep an eye on this beautiful face, she’s here to stay.

February 14th, 2014 by Janelle
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When it comes to cementing brand identity the Michael Kors label is an unquestioned standard bearer. The seasons may change, but Kors never strays too far from the thoughtful American sportswear sensibility that made his clothes famous. His consistency of vision has led to lucrative business, but the designer hasn’t lost the will to experiment every now and then. Fall was a floaty affair punctuated by moments of bohemian excess mixed among the more classic pieces. What better way to spice up a charcoal overcoat, than to pair it with a floral peasant skirt and fringed bag? These free-spirited details added a touch of whimsy to Kors’ reportoire and provided the collection’s primary points of interest.

Of course the Michael Kors version of boho wouldn’t be complete without a bit of luxury. When it comes time to piling on the fur, bringing out the cashmere and adding on the festive finery, Kors truly shines. A grey tweed number on Carolina Sjostrand came to life with the addition of grommets and silk flowers, a simple black peacoat and white shirt combo on Liisa Winkler glistened due to the tiniest of sequins adorning the simple dress pants. The true quality of Kors’ work is revealed via these small details and there were plenty to enjoy this season.

Review by Janelle Okwodu
Photos by Hao Zeng for models.com

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February 14th, 2014 by models.com
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Appropriately enough for a German-born New York transplant, the menswear designer Robert Geller has always had a bit of a split identity. His clothes, year in and year out, have a simplicity and youthful purity that feel fresh and all-American, but always with an impressive conceptual bent that comes through powerfully without being oppressive. Geller has also, perhaps more so than any other New York designer, always had a firm grasp on the past, specifically the artistic lineage of Europe through the twentieth century. He has pulled from German Expressionism and the Berlin punk scene, Constructivism and student protest movements, always filtering his inspirations through his own unique design sense. For Fall 2014, Geller turned to David Bowie—also the touchpoint for his strong Spring 2012 collection—and specifically his film The Man Who Fell to Earth. But that didn’t mean anything nearly as literal as redheaded aliens stomping the runway. Instead, Geller worked towards a sense of not-quite-fitting-in with a rich variety of colors and textures, from Laurie Harding’s neoprene leggings to the swirling, glistening blues and purples on William Eustace’s baggy blazer. There were sporty racings stripes running up the legs of Branko Maselj’s trousers, and the looks combined layers in ingenious ways to intriguing effect. This was a collection that, despite all its moving parts, felt cohesive all the way through, from the tall felt hats that topped the boys’ heads to the colorful Common Projects trainers on their feet. The pieces were worth pulling apart, with a sturdy blazer here and a charming speckled shirt there, but seeing them all piled together helped add that special Geller twist, one that can be counted on again and again to reveal something new.

Review by Jonathan Shia
Photos by Kirt Reynolds for models.com

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February 14th, 2014 by models.com
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Catching up with some of our favorite models in between shows!

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Ophelie Guillermand

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Maggie Jablonski

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Lexi Boling

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Larissa Hofmann

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Juliana Schurig

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Aymeline Valade

February 13th, 2014 by models.com
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