Preface by QVSTA: We expand the scope of ‘QVSTA Selects’ with industry professionals’ unique view on beauty. In this part of the series, David Siebolds selects his current top five female models. David was an agent at Elite Model Management, then moved to Berlin and worked for Seeds Management. Today David is working as a freelance Creative Director.
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Her first major job was a Prada campaign (Spring/Summer 2018). She then went on to open the Prada Autumn/Winter 2018 show, making history as the first black girl to open a Prada show since Naomi Campbell. Her success story continued with a stellar 2nd show season, walking for major brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Givenchy, Chloé, Saint Laurent, Versace, Fendi, etc, – and of course; Prada! Born in Egypt but raised in America, Anouk is of Sudanese decent and has graced the magazine covers of i-D, Dazed and Purple, as well as being featured in editorials for Vogue Italia, American Vogue, British Vogue, W Magazine, among others. In July 2018 it was announced that Anouk is the new spokesmodel for Estée Lauder.
Agencies: Ford Models (New York), Ford Models Paris, Why Not Model Management (Milan), Storm Management (London), Model Management (Hamburg), Mother Agency: Mode Models (Edmonton)
Country of origin: Canada
Highlights: Dior Spring/Summer 2019 Show, Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 Show, Burberry Spring/Summer 2019 Show
Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, rising star Alyssah Paccoud had an impressive first show season during the international Spring/Summer 2019 shows. Walking for the likes of Dior, Chanel, Fendi, Burberry, Max Mara, Tom Ford, etc, this young beauty got a promising start. Surely it’s not going to be long until we see her in major editorials and advertising campaigns. With striking eyes and timeless beauty Alyssa is here for the long run.
Agencies: Women Management (New York), Women Management Paris, Women Management Milan, Mother Agency: Miha modelmanagement (Munich)
Country of origin: Germany
Highlights: Prada Resort 2019 Campaign, Opened Prada Spring/Summer 2019 Show (Exclusive), Dior Spring/Summer 2019 Show
This season’s face of Prada belongs to the quirky Bavarian Maike Inga. Starting off her career opening the Prada Spring/Summer 2019 show on an exclusive the future for Maike couldn´t be more exciting. The hot new face proved further success when she strutted down the runways of Dior, Saint Laurent, Chloé, Valentino, Givenchy, etc, during the Paris shows. Her first major photographic shoot was the Prada Resort 2019 campaign, lensed by Willy Vanderperre. Stay tuned, we most certainly haven´t seen the last of Miss Inga!
Agencies: New York Model Management, d’ Management group (Milan), The Hive Management (London), Mother Agency: City Models (Paris)
Country of origin: Russia
Highlights: Gucci Cruise 2019 Campaign, Gucci Spring/ Summer 2019 Show (Exclusive), Gucci Autumn/Winter 2018 Campaign
Gucci’s “it girl” and muse of Alessandro Michele is the Russian platinum blonde Unia Pakhomova. The striking beauty has starred in no less than six Gucci campaigns, walked in every single Gucci show since Spring/Summer 2016, including four exclusives, and even had her face casted for the Autumn/Winter 2018 show (where she famously carried the replica as an accessory). Though her unique face is significantly associated to the Italian brand she has proved to be a favourite among editors. She has appeared on the covers of high-profile magazines such as Numéro Russia, Numéro Berlin, 10 and Dust, in addition to editorial features in Vogue Portugal, Vogue Thailand, Dazed, French Revue de Modes, among other publications. Unia is currently listed on the “Hot List” of models.com
Agencies: Women Management (New York), Women Management Paris, Women Management Milan, Select Model Management (London), SEEDS Management Berlin, Mother Agency: Micha Models (Amsterdam)
Country of origin: The Netherlands
Highlights: Dior Spring/Summer 2019 Show, Tom Ford Beauty 2018 Campaign, Max Mara Autumn/Winter 2018 Campaign
There’s no secret that Dutch models are in demand, 22-year-old blonde bombshell Jessie Bloemendaal is no acceptation. Discovered by Micha Models after entering a contest run by the agency on Instagram, Jessie has earned the “Hot List” ranking by models.com. Standing 180/5’11, her tall lean figure makes her ideal for runways where she has become a regular for houses like Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Balmain, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, to name a few. Her print work includes campaigns for Max Mara, Tom Ford, Zara, along with editorials in Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue Germany, Interview Magazine, W Magazine, V Magazine, Another Magazine, and many others.