Major Duomo

nicole pollard backstage at gucci FW1314 via stylebistro.com

And so to the mid-way point of the Fall/Winter 2013/2014 show season: Milan. Top designers notwithstanding, it’s not that hard to book a show or presentation in New York, where around 300 usually take place each season. London is a great fashion week, but even Julia Nobis skipped it altogether this season. Milan and Paris, however, are the money cities where the biggest luxury brands and opportunities lie. And on day one of Milan Fashion Week three Australian models were spotted in shows: Nobis, Catherine McNeil and Nicole Pollard. Just a reminder that Pollard had barely registered on the international circuit this time last year (she did 10 low profile shows at New York Fashion Week in September 2011). But after a prestigious haute couture debut walking for Christian Dior last July, followed by all of Dior’s subsequent shows, Dior’s Spring/Summer 2013 advertising campaign and some top shows in New York two weeks ago, there was Pollard in Gucci’s all-star model cast overnight - alongside Nobis and the world numbers 1 and 2 Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss. In less than 18 months, Pollard has become one of the big girls. UPDATE 22/02: She can now add Fendi to her show list. And Catherine McNeil can add Prada to hers. 

Here are the updated FW1314 showlists, below, with the Milan shows in red.

JULIA NOBIS Edun (opened)
Jason Wu
Rag & Bone
Helmut Lang
Alexander Wang
Lacoste
Jill Stuart
Victoria Beckham (closed)
Derek Lam
Tommy Hilfiger
Belstaff
Donna Karan
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Tory Burch
Vera Wang (closed)
Diesel Black Gold Narciso Rodriguez Michael Kors Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti (opened) Reed Krakoff Proenza Schouler Calvin Klein Marc Jacobs Gucci No 21 Alberta Ferretti
Francesco Scognamiglio (closed)
Fendi (closed)
Prada
Etro (opened)
Versace
Iceberg
Bottega Veneta
Pucci (closed)
Jil Sander
Roberto Cavalli
Marni
Missoni
Salvatore Ferragamo

JEMMA BAINES Houghton
Chadwick Bell (closed)
St John
Jill Stuart
Alexandre Herchcovitch
Boy by Band of Outsiders
DKNY
Zac Posen
Delpozo (closed)
Thom Browne
Badgley Mischka
Jenny Packham (closed) Oscar de la Renta Marchesa John Rocha
Blugirl (opened)
Antonio Marras
Mila Schön
Moschino
Jo No Fui

MELISSA "MJ" JOHANNSEN Sachin & Babi
Timo Weiland
Rebecca Minkoff
Billy Reid
Son Jung Wan
Noon by Noor
Boy by Band of Outsiders
Mathieu Mirano
Jenny Packham Bibhu Mohapatra
CODIE YOUNG Creatures of the Wind
Tadashi Shoji
Houghton (opened)
Nicole Miller (closed)
Suno
Son Jung Wan (opened and closed)
Boy by Band of Outsiders
Zac Posen
ICB by Prabal Gurung Hache Oscar de la Renta Sophie Theallet Araks Honor
CATHERINE MCNEIL Jason Wu
Kenneth Cole (closed)
Prabal Gurung
Diane von Furstenberg
Zac Posen
Carolina Herrera
Ohne Titel
Marc by Marc Jacobs Oscar de la Renta Michael Kors J Mendel Marc Jacobs Jonathan Saunders Paul Smith (closed) Christopher Kane Giles No 21
Francesco Scognamiglio
Prada
Ermanno Scervino
Marni
Dolce e Gabbana
Giorgio Armani (opened)
CHRYSTAL COPLAND Timo Weiland Costello Tagliapietra
Parkmoonchoo
Ruffian
Libertine
Delpozo Anna Sui Jeremy Scott L'Wren Scott John Rocha Thomas Tait
Antonio Marras
Angelo Marani

JORDAN COHAYNEY Candela
Charlotte Ronson
Catherine Maladrino
Tia Cibani
Project Runway
Adam Andrascik
Ostwald Helgason

NICOLE POLLARD Alexander Wang
Y-3
Theyskens' Theory
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Rodarte Gucci
Fendi
Fay
Etro
Roberto Cavalli
Dolce e Gabbana
Missoni (opened)

AJAK DENG Mara Hoffman Lela Rose
Naeem Khan
Dennis Basso Oscar de la Renta Chado Ralph Rucci Nanette Lepore Jeremy Scott DL1961 (closed)
TOM BULL Billy Reid Ian Velardi
Gilded Age
Boast Michael Bastian
SHANINA SHAIK Jason Wu  Lela Rose
Tracy Reese Nanette Lepore

RUBY JEAN WILSON Anna Sui Marc Jacobs
JESS GOLD House of Holland Christopher Raeburn Zoe Jordan Michael van der Ham Fyodor Golan
STEPHANIE CARTA International Woolmark Prize Christopher Raeburn Richard Nicoll L'Wren Scott Antonio Berardi
AMANDA WARE Sass & bide London College of Fashion David Koma (opened) L'Wren Scott Emilia Wickstead (closed) Marios Schwab Pringle of Scotland Osman Maria Grachvogel (closed) Roksanda Ilincic
BRIDGET MALCOLM J Crew
GABBY DOVER Victoria, Victoria Beckham Christopher Kane
SKYE STRACKE Brandon Sun
KAILA HART Christopher Kane
KYE D'ARCY London College of Fashion
EVA DOWNEY Jonathan Saunders Christopher Kane
Marni
RHIANNA PORTER Christopher Kane (exclusive)
LOLA VAN VORST Dans La Vie Zeynep Tosun Love Mayka
CASSI VAN DEN DUNGEN International Woolmark Prize Giles