Who will be the next Holly Rose Emery to emerge from New Zealand? Part I of Frockwriter's NZFW model showcard series for 2013
And so the countdown begins to New Zealand Fashion Week.
The Autumn/Winter 2014 showcase is due to be staged at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre from September 2-8.
Last year Frockwriter brought you the NZFW showcard packs from Auckland’s major model agencies, one gem from which – the then unseen Holly Rose Emery – has of course since gone to very big things.
So here we go again with the agencies’ 2013 show packs.
Which other intriguing new NZ faces are waiting in the wings?
First up in our NZFW Autumn/Winter 2014 showcard series: Clyne Model Management.
Most of the Clyne show pack are not new to NZFW, but here are the agency’s new Kiwi faces who will be making their debuts this year:
- McKenzie Fabish, 17, Thames
- Renee Wilkins-Foster, 16, Auckland
- Melanie Clarke, 17, Auckland
- Zara Nagle, 16, Auckland
- Courtney Patterson, 18, Tauranga
- Norina Gasteiger, 18, Nelson
- Chiara Gasteiger, 18, Nelson
Of note: twins Norina and Chiara Gasteiger, who in fact are not the only twins being repped by Clyne Models at this year’s event – the agency is also bringing in 18 year-old American twins Baylee and Kelsey Soles, who, likewise, will be making their debuts at the event.
Clyne’s other internationals are Gisele Pletzer from Brisbane and Alessandra Ching from Barcelona.
Of the Clyne new faces pack, Zara Nagle (above) caught our eye.
Scouted a year ago by Clyne Model Management managing director Marama Nicholas at a netball match in which a friend’s daughter was playing, Nagle was en route to the court to play in the same game. Nicholas approached her coach and gave him a card.
Nagle has been in development for the past year and done nothing beyond a few test shoots.
Let’s see how high she can shoot at the Viaduct Events Centre next month.