The Tokyo Fashion Week proved fashion is exciting even without full limbs, when Japanese designer Takafumi Tsuruta of Tenbo celebrated the disabled, orthopedic equipment and all, with the aim of making them customers rather than promoting trends. Models included paralympic athletes, regular models and even models in wheel chair.
Ten top models of 2015
The gorgeous young model may have claimed superstardom at an early age, starring in her family’s reality Tv show “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, but she made a name for herself on the runway walking for top brands like Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy among others.
Model and fashion personality Gigi Hadid started modeling right from when she could walk. The glamourous model featured in the baby Guess campaign when she was two years old, she stopped modeling so she could concentrate of school. After her studies she started modeling again and became the face of Guess in 2012. She has walked for top designers like Tom Ford and Jean Paul Gautier.
Twenty two year old model, actress and singer Cara Delevigne was born in London to Pandora Anne Delevingne and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne. The talented Model signed with Storm Model Management in 2009 and in she walked at the Clements Ribeiro and Burberry fashion shows. Delevigne is the face of Burberry’s Beauty campaign alongside fellow British models Edie Campbell and Jourdan Dunn
American Fashion Model Karlie Kloss was discovered at a local benefit runway show she attended in 2005, she has walked for numerous fashion shows and designers including Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera . She has also featured in Ad campaigns for Rebecca Taylor, Jean Paul Gaultier, Donna Karan, Nina Ricci, Chloé, Lacoste, Sportmax,Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and so many more.
Seventeen year old model Maartje Verhoef and her famous brows have taken the fashion by its loins. The Netherlands indigene already has sixty six runway shows and counting to her credits and has walked for designers like Vera Wang, Tom Ford, Topshop Unique, Burberry Prorsum and others.
Texan born model Vanessa Moody who is an absolute favourite of Alexander Wang has walked about fourty six shows. The eighteen year old model started her modeling career recently and has opened Alexander Wang’s shows twice already. She has also walked for top designers like Balenciaga, Balmain, Chanel, Lanvin, Sacai, and Isabel Maran. Moody’d bee stung lips and dark locks make her stand out among the rest.
Parisian born up and coming Model Aya Jones launched her modeling career in the Spring 2015 season in the Italian heavyweight’s post-apocalyptic-themed show. At an enviable 5ft 10 the dewy eyes model has walked ten runway shows for designers including Prada, Valentino, Miu Miu, Paco Rabanne and Giambattista Valli.
This blue eyed blonde haired beauty, recently made her modeling debut at age 24. Despite being a late bloomer by industry standards, this Berlin native has walked on 36 runways this season, scoring coveted spots in shows like Burberry Prorsum, Balenciaga, and Chloé.
German born model Adrienne made her debut at a Prada show in Milan. The seventeen year old model was a star on the Runway at the Paris Fashion Week despite having little modeling experience. She is credited to have walked for Prada, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Dior, Miu Miu, and Alexander McQueen.
Puetorican fashion Model Joan smalls is no newcomer to the fashion industry, she is ranked number 8 highest paid model on Forbes Magazine. She has worked for top designers including designers and fashion houses such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Burberry, Lavin, Missoni, Alexander Wang,Versace, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Fendi, Dior, Oscar De La Renta, and DVF. And at age twenty eight, she is still making waves in the Fashion industry and intends on doing more.
By Pamela Echemonour