Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Fall girls


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Good grief. Frockwriter takes her eye off the FW0910 action for a mo, to attend to some work which required more than a little concentration, and the Oz model crew continues to walk up a runway storm. With Myf Shepherd (pictured above) leading the pack - by a wide margin. We did say that Shepherd's sophomore RTW season was shaping up to be bigger than her first. Well at time of writing, Shepherd had broken her own show record by walking in 56 (13/03: now 62) shows from New York to London, Milan and now Paris. With two days to go, how many more can she do? Will she crack the season's Top 5 in terms of shows walked? Here is an updated showlist of the 17 Australian women (and OK, one man) who have walked thus far on the season's runways.

The list is obviously yet to be finalised. Feel free to add in anything frockwriter may have missed. Thanks also to the TFS crew, whose model otakus keep such close tabs on their individual faves.

Congrats to all the models for making their marks on the season.

Couple of points.

Great first season for Bridget Malcolm and Georgie Wass. And who really is to say that an agent blabbing to Grazia UK about a potential Prada exclusive may have stymied Wass's chances of said exclusive? If indeed that is what occurred - we really don't know where the Prada info came from. As we pointed out, many girls are optioned for that show and never make it in. Wass did not, in the end, turn up at Prada.

Alexandra Agoston-O'Connor is really in her element at haute couture, but her season seems comparatively light - and it was disappointing not to see her at Dior, since she is usually a sure bet with any Galliano show. Tallulah Morton did make it into the Dior show.

Beyond a couple of great gets for Stephanie Carta in New York, moreover, and a few good Paris shows, Carta missed out on several high profile shows which she no doubt hoped to nab again - notably Jil Sander, Balenciaga and Givenchy. On the other hand, she did appear in a high volume of low profile commercial shows in Milan.

Work is work and of course, times are tough, but it's odd to see Carta in those lower tier shows, after achieving such great heights last season - and being hyped as a face to watch.

The Mallory Jansen info comes, perhaps amusingly, from a snippet in The Sunday Telegraph. Jansen does not appear to have her own TFS thread yet and we have been snowed under with work and had no time to check with the agencies. Yes bad timing, but hey, we have to make a living.

Unless sub-editors are at fault here, removing copy for space issues (which is always a possibility), it strikes frockwriter as strange that any paper would go anywhere near a story on Australian models in the FW0910 season and fail to mention even the names of Shepherd, McNeil and Stracke. But look, there you have it: mainstream fashion coverage. And they wonder why people are flocking to the net.

Frockwriter couldn't resist slipping in a couple of backstage shots of our fave Oz model mate hybrids.


Myf Shepherd
Brian Reyes (opened)
Jason Wu
BCBG Max Azria
Lacoste
United Bamboo
Adam Lippes
Diane Von Furstenberg
Erin Fetherston
Donna Karan
Marc By Marc Jacobs
Max Azria
Philosophy
Michael Kors
Phillip Lim
Devi Kroell
Zac Posen
Julian Louie
Verrier
Academy of Art University
L'Wren Scott
Topshop Unique
Sinha-Stanic
Armand Basi One
Christopher Kane
Aquascutum
Betty Jackson
Jaeger
Richard Nicoll
Luella (closed)
Giles
Julien Macdonald
Issa
Paul Smith Women (opened)
Louise Goldin
Missoni
Ermanno Scervino
Alberta Ferretti
Emilio Pucci
Gucci
Marni
Gianfranco Ferré
Prada
MaxMara
Pollini
Les Copains
Sharon Wauchob
Bruno Pieters
Akris
Givenchy
Hussein Chalayan
Sonia Rykiel
Lanvin
Sophia Kokosolaki
Haider Ackermann
Atsuro Tayama
Chanel
Kenzo (closed)
Wunderkind
Paul & Joe
Alexander McQueen
Hermès
Miu Miu

SMYF:


catwalking via TFS

Catherine McNeil
Ohne Titel
Alexander Wang
Preen
Diane Von Furstenberg
Carolina Hererra
Thakoon
Matthew Williamson
Derek Lam
Narciso Rodriguez
Diane Von Furstenberg
Isaac Mizrahi
Zac Posen
Giles
Julien Macdonald
Issa
Etro
Fendi
DSquared2
Blumarine
Alberta Ferretti
Bottega Veneta
Salvatore Ferragamo
Jean Paul Gaultier
Givenchy
Hermès
Stella McCartney
Louis Vuitton

MCBEHA:


style.it via TFS

Skye Stracke
Brian Reyes (closed)
Joseph Altuzarra
Mulberry
Karen Walker
Thuy
Akika Ogawa
Oscar de la Renta
Basso & Brooke
Nathan Jenden
PPQ
Nicole Farhi
Anne-Sofie Back
Paul Smith Women
Issa
Mary Katrantzou
House of Holland
Iceberg
MOMO
Antonio Marras
Enrico Coveri
Jo No Fui
Krizia
Moschina Cheap & Chic
Atsuro Tayama
Tsumori Chisato
Giambattista Valli
Emanuel Ungaro
Commun
Junya Watanabe
Chanel

MORTA:


style.com via TFS


Stephanie Carta
Narciso Rodriguez
Phillip Lim
Rad Hourani
Staerk
Matthew Ames
Vena Cava
Tuleh
L'Wren Scott
Laura Biagiotti (opened)
Love Sex Money
Antonio Marras
Albino
Gabriele Colangelo
Jo No Fui
Stefanel
Kristina Ti
Allegri
Gaspard Yurkievich
Veronique Branquinho
Akris
Dries Van Noten
Commun

Bridget Malcolm
Lela Rose (opened)
Miss Sixty
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Andy & Debb
David Delfin
Toni Maticevski
Tory Burch
Vera Wang
Cynthia Steffe
Elise Overland
Nanette Lepore
John Rocha
Maurizio
Nathan Jenden
John Richmond
Albino
Antonio Marras
Blugirl
Carla Carini

Tallulah Morton
Noir
Graeme Black
Jasper Conran
Paul Costelloe
Normaluisa
Mariella Burani
Jean Paul Gaultier
Marithé et François Girbaud
Ann Demeulemeester
Alviero Martini
Estrella Archs
Hiroko Koshino
Christian Dior
Vivienne Westwood
Jean Charles de Castelbajac
Hermès

Alexandra Agoston-O’Connor
Noir
Kinder Aggugini
Jasper Conran
Marithé et François Girbaud
Comme des Garçons (closed)

Shanina Shaik
Yeohlee (opened)
Shipley & Halmos
Abaete
Mara Hoffman
Lorick
Project Runway
Trovata
Richie Rich

Georgie Wass
Topshop Unique
Nicola de Main
Noir
Danielle Scutt
Jeal-Paul Knott
Marithé et François Girbaud
Jean Charles de Castelbajac

Chelsea Scanlan
Shipley & Halmos
Chocheng
Ideen
Mara Hoffman
Tuleh
Vivienne Tam

Rosie Tupper
Lela Rose
DKNY
Nanette Lepore
A Détacher

Christina Carey
Rad Hourani
Joseph Altuzarra
Vena Cava
Tuleh

Julia Ikonomou
Andy & Debb
Twinkle
Custo Barcelona

Zanita Whittington
Josh Goot
Alexandra Groover

Jethro Cave
Anastase

Vanessa Milde
Toni Maticevski

Mallory Jansen
Fatima Lopes

4 comments:

Style On Track said...

Myf is really growing on me, out of her and Catherine Mcneil, we have a great selection of models out there representing Aus :)

Anonymous said...

I think Myf had a more impressive list last season. Sure, she's done a few more shows in London, but she too missed out on backing up in a number of high profile shows including Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, Karl Lagerfeld, Dries van Noten and Fendi.
I quite like the look of Georgie Wass and Tallulah is looking better this season but well done to ALL the Aussie girls because it must be a tough slog in the current economic climate!

Patty Huntington said...

well it's certainly true that she missed out on balenciaga, jacobs, dior and a few other blue chip shows this season.

but look, win some, lose some. there is no shortage of big names on her FW0910 list, prada, gucci, missoni and chanel among them. i have just checked her SS09 showlist and here are some of the high profile shows she scored this season, but missed out on in SS09:

diane von furstenberg
jason wu
donna karan
max azria
michael kors
zac posen
christopher kane
giles
julien macdonald
paul smith women
alberta ferretti
pucci
max mara
givenchy
lanvin

Mike said...

I don't necessarily think for her to have been in Balenciaga or Jil Sander would only make this season her best. If you look at the actual key shows, she walked for Kane, Chanel, Lanvin, Nicoll, Missoni, Goldin, Gucci, Prada, Chalayan, Ackermann. These shows alone are very impressive especially Ackermann which was a key show for many this season.
But what I love the most is Myf hasn't had much press I think which in turn is good for her. God knows how much of Poly's face has been plastered everywhere. (i.e. new Jil Sander campaign)

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