rachel rutt/TFS street style NYFW
Sadly frockwriter has been otherwise occupied for the duration of New York Fashion Week, so this blog has been incredibly quiet. Australian models, on the other hand, have been busy, with at least 12 local names walking in shows. Anyone we have missed, feel free to add in. According to Chadwicks Jessica Hart and Louise van der Vorst were also on deck, but so far the photos have yet to emerge. Priscillas says that Lauren Brown did eight shows, but we have only managed to spot her in two. A few models of note. After skipping last season altogether due to an ankle injury, Abbey Lee Kershaw powered back last week booking an impressive 20 shows, including some of the week’s biggest names. As expected, Rachel Rutt made an impressive RTW debut, also clocking 20 shows.
Georgie Wass, who we have recently profiled several times, continued her ascent.
Although Christina Carey only managed to book two shows, one of them was Ralph Lauren – which she opened.
Arguably the biggest surprise of the week was the low profile of Myf Shepherd.
After sprinting off the starter's block last year with two blockbuster ready-to-wear, one haute couture and two resort seasons since she first popped up at Australian Fashion Week in May 2008, Shepherd walked in just eight shows last week, with the biggest name 3.1 Philip Lim.
Some modelwatchers have suggested that Shepherd looks to have gained some weight - which, if true, certainly would not go down well with international casting agents.
But frockwriter is wondering if perhaps the GFC may have anything to do with things.
Shepherd is not yet in Kershaw’s star league. By the same token however, nor is she ‘the new girl’ – as was the case with Rutt and plenty of others. All of whom would earn a much lower rate than Shepherd.
At a time when everyone is cutting budgets, you have to wonder if clients are splurging on either a few big girls, or else lots of cheaper newbies.
For the moment, Shepherd finds herself somewhere in between. But let's see what the rest of the season holds. London Fashion Week starts today.
Thanks to modelwatchers at The Fashion Spot for keeping such earnest individual tabs on most of these girls.
abbey lee kershaw, marc by marc jacobs SS10/models.com
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Badgley Mischka (closed)
Carlos Miele (opened)
Diane von Furstenberg
Gottex (opened and closed))
Marc by Marc Jacobs
3.1 Philip Lim
Milly by Michelle Smith
Isaac Mizrahi (closed)
Erin Wasson x RVCA
Cushnie et Ochs
Zero Maria Cornejo
georgie wass, prabal gurung SS10/style.com
myf shepherd, 3.1 philip lim SS10/style.com
Academy of Art University
3.1 Philip Lim
Six other shows according to Priscillas.
shanina shaik, gerlan jeans SS10/zimbio via TFS
christina carey, ralph lauren SS10/getty via daylife
Ralph Lauren (opened)
Michael Angel (closed)
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