Best in show - the Australian models of Fall/Winter 2012/2013

julia nobis after the miu miu FW1213 show/altamira via ford models
That's a wrap for Fall/Winter 2012/2013 folks. Above is a shot of Julia Nobis taken just after Miu Miu on Wednesday, the final day of Paris Fashion Week. She's looking a little dazed and confused. Considering that by our count, Nobis walked in 73 shows from New York to London, Milan and Paris - besting her record from last season by one show - no surprises there. Nobis led the Australian model pack once again and quite possibly will also emerge as the season's number one catwalker for the second consecutive time. So far, we have counted 34 Australians on the FW1213 runways. There was pretty much an Australian in every major show of the season. At Chanel, there were five: Nobis, Miranda Kerr, Montana Cox, Rose Smith and Caitlin Lomax. They walked in so many shows, they corrupted frockwriter's interface. No joke. After battling data problems for the past two seasons with the increasing size of these showlist posts, we have now had to put the show details of the busiest Australians into drop-down boxes. 

Yes, 34 models may be slightly down from the 38 who walked in the Spring/Summer 2012 shows last September and October. But considering the freezing northern winter temperatures, it's understandable that some might opt out of the circuit at this time of year. This time last year 27 Aussies ditched the last days of our summer to brave the cold.

Developments include the arrival of a male model in the season's Top 10 Australians by show numbers for the first time (Angus Low) and the emergence of a number of new faces direct from the Australian modelling competition circuit: from the Girlfriend Model Search (Jemma Baines, Chrystal Copland) to reality tv shows  Australia's Next Top Model (Cox, Amanda Ware) and Make Me A Supermodel (Shanina Shaik). Even the Miss Schoolies competition (Ebony Edwards).

Conspicuous by their absence were two Australian superstars: Abbey Lee Kershaw, who made a few appearances at New York Fashion Week, before opting out of the season altogether to have knee surgery in New York last week; and Andrej Pejic, who spent much of New York Fashion Week shooting an episode of German reality tv show Das Perfekte Model with Karolina Kurkova

Here are the complete Australian showlists for the season (thanks for any headsups on what we may have missed) and a photo gallery of the girls of Paris Fashion Week - all 16 of them.

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Julia Nobis

= 73  
Codie Young 
= 37
Dempsey Stewart
= 25  
Ajak Deng 
= 18 
Melissa ‘MJ’ Johannsen
= 16 

Montana Cox
= 15 
Angus Low 
= 14 
Lydia Willemina Collins 
= 13

Jemma Baines 
 = 13
Shanina Shaik 
= 12  
Tori Trigg 
= 12

Gabrielle Sullivan 
= 12 

Olivia Thornton  Nicholas K  L'Wren Scott Sachin + Babi Kinder Agugguni (closed) Michael Van Der Ham Maarten Van Der Horst Mark Fast Mary Katrantzou  Fashion East   Mugler 
Junko Shimada = 11   
Caitlin Lomax  Libertine
Jason Wu
Creatures of the Wind
Derek Lam
Oscar de la Renta
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti
Zero Maria Cornejo
Félipe Oliviera Baptista Moncler Gamme Rouge Chanel  = 11
Amanda Ware  BCBG Max Azria
Hervé Léger
Ohne Titel
Jenny Packham (closed)
Carlos Miele
John Richmond
Sharon Wauchob
Atsuro Tayama Luis Buchinho Collette Dinnigan  = 10 
Chrystal Copland  Jil Stuart
Theyskens’ Theory
Anna Sui
Antonio Marras Carven Paul Ka Véronique Leroy Allude  = 8 
Rosemary Smith  Band of Outsiders
3.1 Philip Lim 
Felder Felder Mulberry Marios Schwab Preen Chanel = 7
Tallulah Morton  Pamela Love
Mara Hoffman
Betsey Johnson
Threeasfour Bebe Rachel Roy = 6
Joel Meacock
Rag & Bone
Billy Reid
Loden Dager
Joseph Abboud
= 6 

Ebony Edwards 
Angel Sanchez
Gen Art
Correll Correll
Nicki Cozzolino
Noon by Noor
= 6 
Emily Jean  Libertine
J Crew
Houghton Monika Chiang = 5 
James Cater  Native Son Concept Korea Alexandre Plokhov Robert Geller Spurr = 5 
Philippa Gleeson Philipp Plein Uma Wang Roccobarocco  = 3
Harrison Dimitroff  Loden Dager (opened) Carlos Campos  J Crew = 3 
Miranda Kerr 
Chanel Miu Miu = 2
Abbey Lee Kershaw 
Alexander Wang
Anna Sui
= 2

Tom Bull Billy Reid
Michael Bastian
= 2 
Victoria Lee
Juan Carlos Obando
= 1 
Sarah Stephens
Betsey Johnson
= 1 
Andrej Pejic
Jean Paul Gaultier
= 1
Robyn Lawley
Elena Miro
= 1
Alice Hayward
Elena Miro
= 1 
Shane Gibson 
DKNY = 1 
Louka Taffin
Rag & Bone 
= 1 
photo gallery:
1/ chrystal copland – véronique leroy/sonny vandevelde; 2/ julia nobis – yves saint laurent/getty via daylife; 3/ andrej pejic – jean paul gaultier/sonny vandevelde; 4/ montana cox – chanel/; 5/ codie young – nina ricci/getty; 6/ tori trigg – damir doma/stylebistro via TFS; 7/ dempsey stewart – rick owens/getty; 8/ caitlin lomax – chanel/stylebistro via TFS; 9/ lydia willemina collins – balmain/getty; 10/ miranda kerr – chanel/reuters via daylife; 11/ olivia thornton – mugler/getty; 12/ shanina shaik – stella mccartney/getty; 13/ amanda ware – collette dinnigan/AP via daylife; 14/ rose smith – chanel/reuters; 15/ ajak deng – hermes/reuters; 16/ jemma baines – collette dinnigan/AP via daylife; 17/18/19/ julia nobis - altamira via ford models.