Top Fifteen Models for Spring-Summer 2012

Aymeline Valade © D.R.

The Benjamin Kanarek Blog Top Fifteen Models for Spring-Summer 2012

Our selection of the Top Fifteen Models for Spring-Summer 2012 is based on our impressions of those making serious waves  on catwalks during the New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks for next season with no differentiation between top models, confirmed models and new faces. Our choice was not based on rocket science, but more to do with feedback from the industry and our often uncanny and accurate gut instinct.

As a caveat to the above, for once in quite some time, a French Model is becoming one of the most requested models in the Fashion Industry.After a promising Fall-Winter 2011-2012 Season, the career of French model, Aymeline Valade, is sky rocketing, with 55 shows for Spring-Summer 2012 (She opened 9 shows and closed 7). Despite her age (26), Aymeline, born in Montpellier (south of France) is still a New Face in the Fashion Industry. Her angular and naturally boyish features are quite predominant yet easily transformable into a femme fatale role. She only started modelling two years ago. I guess that 20 years of ballet dance training, helped her to build one of the best formed Models body on the scene today along with Karmen Pedaru and Karlie Kloss.

Aymeline Valade (from France)

Aymeline Valade for Vogue Japan December 2011 © Giampolo Sgura

Karmen Pedaru (from Estonia)

Karmen Pedaru for Harper’s BAZAAR USA © Terry Richardson

Joan Small (from Puerto Rico)

Joan Small for VOGUE Germany © Patrick Demarchelier

Kate King (from Canada)

Kate King © D.R.

Ruby Aldridge (American, sister of Lily Aldridge and Half-sister of fashion photographe Miles Aldridge)

Ruby Aldridge for Harper’s BAZAAR Korea © Dancian

Gertrud Hegelund (from Denmark, younger sister of Agnete Hegelund)

Gertrud Hegelund for Bon © Andreas Sjodin

Yulia Kharlapanova (From Russia – 37 shows for Spring-Summer 2012) has been recently photographed in “Risky Business” by Benjamin Kanarek for Harper’s BAZAAR en Español

Yulia Kharlapanova for Harper’s BAZAAR en Español © Benjamin Kanarek

Antonia Wesseloh (from Germany)

Antonia Wesselch Prada campaign © Steven Meisel

Emily Baker (from New Zealand)

Emily Baker photographed backstage © Lucas Cannonieri

Julia Nobis (from Australia)

Julia Nobis for VOGUE Australia © Kai Z Feng

Caterina Ravaglia (from Italy)

Caterina Ravaglia © D.R.

Kinga Rajzak (from Slovakia, 49 shows for Spring-Summer 2012)

Kinga Rajzak photographed for VOGUE Italia © Steven Meisel

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem (from Tunisia)

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem for VOGUE Paris © Karim Sadli

Josephine Skriver (from Denmark)

Josephine Skriver for VOGUE Germany © Greg Kadel

Cara Delevingne (From UK, sister of Poppy Delevingne)

Cara Delevingne for VOGUE Turkey © Adam Whitehead

About Frederique Renaut
Born in Paris, France, Fashion & Beauty Director for Frédérique Renaut wears 2 hats: 1/ Consultant in Communication for the Luxury Industry specialized in International Communication, Media & Advertising, 2/ Creative Direction, Video Direction for Fashion and Beauty shoots for publications like VOGUE & Harper's BAZAAR. She has also worked as an International Executive Manager for major cosmetics brands (Jean-Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake and Narciso Rodriguez fragrances) and Couture Houses (Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Féraud & Givenchy by Alexander McQueen).