British Vogue: London Calling: Vogue's Standout Models Of LFW AW18
23rd February 2018
What makes a hit model? For Vogue's bookings editor, Rosie Vogel-Eades, it's an irreverent mix of personality and dedication. Emphasis on the latter, particularly during show season: the London Fashion Week shows are a lightning-fast gap between New York and Milan that can see fashion's freshest faces fly in for one day only. With that in mind, Vogel begged fifteen minutes of her favourite models of the season's time to snap an exclusive series of impromptu portraits, photographed by Matthew Eades. Introducing the models to know from the London shows who'll be shaping the future of fashion.
Casting: Rosie Vogel-Eades @mrsvoguester
Photography: Matthew Eades @mattheweades
Makeup: Nena Makridou at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics @nenasmakeupstory
Retouching: Clare Chong
Dubbed "the new Natalia" by Vogue's contributing editor and casting supremo Ashley Brokaw, Kris's flawless beauty has made her one of the most in-demand models of the moment. When the violet-eyed Russian is not busy being the girl of the season, she paints to relax.
@kris_grikaite / @premiermodels
British-born Motler made her Calvin Klein debut at 16, before walking for a clutch of major shows. Still buzzing from her first casting experience with Raf Simons, her adorable personality is winning her fans in every city.
On fashion: "There's an amazing sense of community. People really put their heart and soul into what they do."
@hannah_motler / @premiermodels
Dipti's road to the runway has been far from smooth. Deciding that she wanted to become a model after watching the Fashion TV channel at home in India, she taught herself about the industry via Google on borrowed mobile phones, and went against her parents' wishes to enter a modelling competition. She won, but had to endure the gossip of family friends, because "models are not respected in India". Today, with two Balenciaga campaigns under her belt, she has the support of her father, who threw a party when her catwalk debut was broadcast on TV back at home.
@deeptisharma511 / @premiermodels
Elegant Brazilian Sarah has maintained a Gisele-esque mane of hair, despite living out of a suitcase. I was struck by her versatility - I think we'll see her on every catwalk across the four major cities this season.
On fashion: "You can't expect anything. Anything can happen, at any time - good or bad."
@sarahberger_ / @premiermodels
Currently studying law, Xie confessed that the night before we meet, she had been up until 2am finishing her coursework, only to be up again at 6am for a show call-time at LFW. Her dedication is paying off: her first campaign was Prada, and she has been shooting top-tier editorials ever since. I love how she's a little bit mad - in the best possible way!
On fashion: "I love the freedom to be yourself, to push yourself and your boundaries."
@xie.chaoyu / @premiermodels