Show ponies - David Jones Autumn/Winter 2013

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Miranda Kerr has touched down (here she is, above, arriving at Sydney airport on Friday, Louis Vuitton luggage in tow) which means it's show time at David Jones. All eyes and cameras will be trained on the Australian department store's 7th floor tomorrow night for the Autumn/Winter 2013 showcase. Frockwriter will, as usual, have all the backstage action but in the interim, we were interested to take a peek at the list of 50 other names who will be flanking La Kerr on the runway. Not surprisingly, this season's cast list is reflective of the dramatic changes that the Australian modelling industry has undergone over the past 12 months, with the launch of a major new competitor in IMG Models. This time last year, a number of names - including Kerr - were repped by other agencies. 

Here's the cast list, together with the various agency names. Sadly there is no Julia Nobis this time around, nor a number of other rising Australian modelling stars such as Jemma Baines, Montana Cox and Nicole Pollard. The timing of DJs' winter show is usually awkward, given its proximity to New York Fashion Week, which commences on Thursday. Many models are in New York attending castings and fittings. 

The list does include four internationals FYI: an Alaskan (Kelsey Close), a Romanian (Alina Ilie), a Latvian (Svietta Nemcova) and the Netherlands' Kasper Breuker. 


CHIC MANAGEMENT
Jess Gomes
Samantha Harris
Rose Smith
Kate Peck
Sarah Stephens
Stephanie Cherry
Ollie Henderson
Louise van der Vorst
Rachel Rutt
Ivana Martin
Amy Finlayson
Courtney James
Christina Carey
Svietta Nemcova
Jessica Koops
Maddison Brown
Gabby Westbrook-Patrick
Jennifer Gilmore
Billy Bishop
Blair Norfolk

IMG MODELS AUSTRALIA
Miranda Kerr
Bambi Northwood-Blyth
Kelsey Close
Alina Ilie
Megan Irwin
Zac Stenmark
Jordan Stenmark

EMG MODELS
Caitlin Lomax
Jack Vanderhart
Lewis Grant
Adin Taylor
Tom Meares
Phil Pazurek

VIVIENS
Britt Nicholas
Laura Mitchell
Anna Pembroke
Georgia Annie Coonan
Michael Chaffen

GIANT
Julia Koenig  L-J Alexander-Breton

PRISCILLAS MODEL MANAGEMENT
Rose O’Brien
Broed Dillewaard

CHADWICK MODELS
Samantha Shorter
Sarah Jordan

TAMBLYN
Kia Low
Alieda Ross

THE AGENCY MODELS
Chris Poole

SASS MANAGEMENT
Nicola Walsh

LONDON MGT GROUP
Kasper Breuker

MAVERICK
Siobhan O’Keefe

RGM ARTIST GROUP
Jason Dundas