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New York Fashion Week F/W 11 Review by Damien Neva

Over the eight days of New York Fashion Week F/W 11 it was true that Ford Models saw forty-three of its models feature in womenswear shows and that one hundred womenswear shows featured Ford models. Of those one hundred shows Ford girls opened twelve and closed ten shows. Three models featured in twenty shows or more: Hanne Gaby Odiele (20), Karmen Pedaru (21), and Sigrid Agren (23). Karmen Pedaru opened the most shows (4) of any Ford model whereas Alana Zimmer did the double more than any other by opening and closing the same show twice. Alana was also at evens opening three and closing three shows. Models who opened or closed the only New York show in which they featured include Ford’s Olivia Gordon (opened Suno) and Ford Women’s Allaire Heisig (closed Marc by Marc Jacobs). Elie Tahari saw more Ford talent (14) in one show than any other — Alana also opened and closed the show.

Numbers aside New York Fashion Week F/W 11 was especially enjoyable for me as it once again gave me an opportunity to see Ford’s incredible talent literally on stage. Julia Saner and Sigrid Agren couldn’t have looked more assured than they did in their first proper runway season for Ford. Hearing personally from Alana Zimmer, Valerija Kelava, Emily Senko and other Ford models that the Ford Models Blog is a useful resource for them when it comes to keeping track of their appearances was tremendously validating. The overwhelming Ford presence in the New York shows is also a testament to the countless sleepless nights spent by Ford’s model agents — after all eighty-seven shows don’t book themselves! But, let’s not start patting ourselves on the back too enthusiastically just yet — we’re only a third of the way through the show season with Milano starting tomorrow and Paris the following week. Sorry, London, once again you were this page’s first Fashion Week casualty.

Until Milano kicks off please enjoy the OptaJoe-style raw data broken down by model as well as the below videos and a photographs (no, it’s not all blinding text!) from throughout the week. I have not yet compiled the figures for the New York menswear shows, but to safeguard against any resultant hard feelings I’ve included photos and videos of the boys — couldn’t possibly say no to Christian Brylle, Ethan James (opened Rag & Bone), Ian O’Brien (opened Simon Spurr), or Linus Gustin. Any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in this post are strictly my own and if brought to my attention will be corrected. Thanks again — see you in September.

Ford New York Fashion Week F/W 11
Alana Zimmer: Richard Chai Love, Peter Som, Jason Wu, Honor, Nicole Miller (O, C), Academy of Art University, Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, Preen by Thornton Bragazzi, Thakoon, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Marc Jacobs (O), Badgley Mischka, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Alexandre Herchcovitch (C), Milly by Michelle, Elie Tahari (O, C), Bill Blass
Allaire Heisig: Marc by Marc Jacobs (O)
Alexandra Tretter: Vena Cava, Costello Tagliapetra, Hexa by Kuho, Custo Barcelona, Monique Lhuillier, Chado Ralph Rucci, Nanette Lepore, Christian Cota, Elie Tahari, L’Wren Scott
Anais Mali: Peter Som, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Academy of Art University, Edun, Diane von Furstenberg, Thakoon, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Sophie Theallet (O), Michael Kors, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Reed Krakoff
Andie Arthur: Jenni Kayne, Costello Tagliapetra (C), Nicole Miller, Libertine, Vivienne Tam, DKNY, Cynthia Steffe, Custo Barcelona, Risto, Sophie Theallet, Mackage, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Elie Tahari
Anne Sophie Monrad: Honor, Charlotte Ronson, Theyskens Theory, Cynthia Steffe, Custo Barcelona, Pamella Roland, Rodarte, Elie Tahari
Antonella Graef: Peter Som, Sally Lapointe, Vivienne Tam, Custo Barcelona, Chado Ralph Rucci, Rodarte, Alexandre Herchcovitch
Beatriz Saladich: Wayne, Sally Lapointe, United Bamboo, Cynthia Steffe, Custo Barcelona, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tory Burch
Camila Finn: Nanette Lepore
Chantal Croccolo: Threeasfour, Suno, Bensoni
Charlene Almarvez: Organic by John Patrick, Yeohlee, Nanette Lepore
Chavelli Inghels: Vena Cava, Honor, Nicole Miller, United Bamboo, DKNY, Ohne Titel, Karen Walker, Yigal Azrouël, Alexandre Herchcovitch
Daiane Conterato: Peter Som, Nicole Miller, Academy of Art University, CFDA Vogue, United Bamboo, Victoria Beckham, Y-3, Thakoon, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Marc Jacobs, Jen Kao, Sophie Theallet, Yigal Azrouël, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Anna Sui, Proenza Schouler
Danica Magpantay: Organic by John Patrick, Bensoni, Nanette Lepore
Delfine Bafort: United Bamboo
Elyse Taylor: Lela Rose, Nanette Lepore
Emily Senko: Peter Som, Rag & Bone, Cynthia Rowley, Alexander Wang, Lela Rose, Ohne Titel, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Sophie Theallet, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Milly by Michelle, Elie Tahari
Hannah Noble: Jill Stuart, Cushnie et Ochs, A Détacher
Hanne Gaby Odiele: Richard Chai Love, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Preen by Thornton Bragazzi, Max Azria, Y-3, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Proenza Schouler, Bill Blass
Hyoni Kang: Rachel Comey, Charlotte Ronson, DKNY, Zero + Maria Cornejo (O), Tracy Reese, Parkchoonmoo, Sophie Theallet, Elie Tahari
Irina Berezina: Ruffian, Rag & Bone, DKNY, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Mackage, 3.1 Phillip Lim (C)
Janice Alida: Richard Chai Love, Wayne, Peter Som, Doo.Ri, Jill Stuart, ADAM, Theyskens Theory, Cushnie et Ochs, Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Mackage, Milly by Michelle, Elie Tahari, Proenza Schouler, Bill Blass
Julia Saner: Jason Wu, Edun, Jill Stuart, Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, Preen by Thornton Bragazzi, DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Rodarte, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Reed Krakoff, Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass
Karmen Pedaru: Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Preen by Thornton Bragazzi (C), DKNY (O), Diane von Furstenberg (O, C), Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Diesel Black Gold (O), Hervé Léger by Max Azria, J. Mendel, Narciso Rodriguez, Michael Kors (O), Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein
Kate Kosushkina: Richard Chai Love, Jenni Kayne, Wayne, Peter Som, Honor (O), Academy of Art University, Charlotte Ronson, Thakoon, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Elie Tahari, L’Wren Scott, Tory Burch
Katsia Zingarevich: Ruffian, Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Carolina Herrera (C), Oscar de la Renta, Elie Tahari, St. John
Kelly Moreira: Rachel Comey, Costello Tagliapetra, Hexa by Kuho, Tory Burch
Ming Xi: Peter Som, Jason Wu, Honor, Academy of Art University, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, VPL, Diane von Furstenberg, Thakoon, Carlos Miele, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Reed Krakoff, Elie Tahari, Ralph Lauren
Misha Ka: Threeasfour, Hexa by Kuho
Olivia Gordon: Suno (O)
Paula Klimczak: Organic by John Patrick, Doo.Ri, Bensoni, Jeremy Scott
Rachel Clark: Theyskens Theory, Chado Ralph Rucci
Ranya Mordanova: Costello Tagliapetra, Sally Lapointe, Diane von Furstenberg, Cushnie et Ochs, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Parkchoonmoo, Jen Kao, Sophie Theallet, Jeremy Scott
Rose Cordero: Richard Chai Love, Peter Som, Jason Wu, Nicole Miller, United Bamboo, Victoria Beckham, DKNY, Thakoon, Sophie Theallet, Milly by Michelle, Elie Tahari, Isaac Mizrahi, Bill Blass
Sigrid Agren: BCBG Max Azria, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Jill Stuart, Philosophy, Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Preen by Thornton Bragazzi, DKNY (C), Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Diesel Black Gold, J. Mendel, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Reed Krakoff, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein
Simone Carvalho: Costello Tagliapetra, Academy of Art University, Suno, Bensoni, Parkchoonmoo, 3.1 Phillip Lim
Tao Okamoto: Peter Som, Nicole Miller, Academy of Art University, Edun, United Bamboo (O), Max Azria, Diane von Furstenberg, Y-3, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Yigal Azrouël, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Elie Tahari, Bill Blass
Tasha Franken: Cynthia Steffe
Tayane Leão: Vena Cava, Costello Tagliapetra, Lela Rose, Bensoni, Kevork Kiledjian, Nanette Lepore, Elie Tahari, Tory Burch
Valerija Kelava: Richard Chai Love, Peter Som, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone (O), Edun, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Theyskens Theory, VPL, Max Azria, Y-3, Thakoon, Marc Jacobs, Diesel Black Gold, J. Mendel, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Isaac Mizrahi
Vika Falileeva: Luca Luca, Rachel Comey, Ruffian, Costello Tagliapetra, Academy of Art University, Philosophy, Ohne Titel, Pamella Roland, Risto, Alexandre Herchcovitch, L’Wren Scott
Yana Sotnikova: Organic by John Patrick, Zang Toi, Pamella Roland, Christian Cota, Elie Tahari, Naeem Khan, Rebecca Minkoff, Nomia, Kimberly Ovitz, Erin Fetherston, Nicholas & Carolina, Yoana Baraschi, Behnaz Sarafpour, Jenny Packham, Domenico Vacca, Son Jung Wan
Zuzanna Bronczyk: Organic by John Patrick, Rachel Comey, Threeasfour

O: Open; C: Close

Antonella Graef poses backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Antonella Graef poses backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Rose Cordero has hair styled backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Rose Cordero has hair styled backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Tao Okamoto poses backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Tao Okamoto poses backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Alana Zimmer poses backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Alana Zimmer poses backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Eugene Souleiman speaks with reporters backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Eugene Souleiman speaks with reporters backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Emily Senko poses for backstage before at Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Emily Senko poses for backstage before at Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Tao Okamoto poses, Antonella Graef sits backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Tao Okamoto poses, Antonella Graef sits backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Janice Alida receives makeup backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Janice Alida receives makeup backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Daiane Conterato has hair styled backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Daiane Conterato has hair styled backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Anais Mali has hair styled backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien  Neva)

Anais Mali has hair styled backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Anais Mali poses for camera backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Anais Mali poses for camera backstage at Peter Som F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Karmen Pedaru has hair styled backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Karmen Pedaru has hair styled backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Rose Cordero has hair styled backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Rose Cordero has hair styled backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Hanne Gaby Odiele receives makeup backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Hanne Gaby Odiele receives makeup backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Julia Saner leaves makeup backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Julia Saner leaves makeup backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Hanne Gaby Odiele & Karmen Pedaru wait backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Hanne Gaby Odiele & Karmen Pedaru wait backstage at Jason Wu F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ethan James has his photograph taken backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11  (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ethan James has his photograph taken backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Linus Gustin & Ethan James pose backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Linus Gustin & Ethan James pose backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Linus Gustin poses in first look backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Linus Gustin poses in first look backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ethan James poses in first look backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ethan James poses in first look backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ethan James poses in first look backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ethan James poses in first look backstage at Robert Geller F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Alexander Wang F/W 11 backstage abuzz with activity at Pier 94  (Photography: Damien Neva)

Alexander Wang F/W 11 backstage abuzz with activity at Pier 94 (Photography: Damien Neva)

A tag marks look #16 Karmen's backstage at Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

A tag marks look #16 Karmen's backstage at Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

A heel is examined backstage before Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

A heel is examined backstage before Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Emily Senko poses backstage at Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Emily Senko poses backstage at Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ming Xi poses backstage at Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ming Xi poses backstage at Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

A clothing iron lets off steam backstage at Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

A clothing iron lets off steam backstage at Alexander Wang F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ian O'Brien adjusts hair backstage at Native Son F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ian O

Paolo Anchisi gesticulates behind Keith Hernandez at RAD by Rad Hourani (Photography: Damien Neva)

Paolo Anchisi gesticulates behind Keith Hernandez at RAD by Rad Hourani (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ian O'Brien is fitted into first look backstage at RAD by Rad Hourani (Photography: Damien Neva)

Ian O

Paolo Anchisi is fitted into first look backstage at RAD by Rad Hourani (Photography: Damien Neva)

Paolo Anchisi is fitted into first look backstage at RAD by Rad Hourani (Photography: Damien Neva)

Christian Brylle poses backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11, Pier 94 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Christian Brylle poses backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11, Pier 94 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Karmen Pedaru waits backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Karmen Pedaru waits backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Guido Palau speaks to reporter backstage at Diesel Black Gold  F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Guido Palau speaks to reporter backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Sigrid Agren receives makeup backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Sigrid Agren receives makeup backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Activity buzzes backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11, Pier 94 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Activity buzzes backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11, Pier 94 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Christian Brylle poses in first look backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Christian Brylle poses in first look backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Valerija Kelava poses in first look backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Valerija Kelava poses in first look backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Sigrid Agren poses in first look backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Sigrid Agren poses in first look backstage at Diesel Black Gold F/W 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)


6 Comments so far
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Fantastic coverage! Well done!

Comment by Rachel

Awesome. Stunning. Love the backstage pictures. Lovely girls (and guys!).

Comment by Ula

Brylle is so cute in this video!!!

Comment by Fashionlovers

I love Camila Finn. She can change her look to be totally something else to fit in the theme of the runway or shoot. She is the compliment to the clothing as a true model should be.

Comment by graykeller

Completely love this blog entry. Ford models slay New York Fashion week.

Comment by TeeVanity

Fantastic coverage, Jason Wu make up looks incredible!

Comment by Andrea




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