Forum members love their models, and if there’s anything they love more than a new face, it’s a familiar one. In this list there are girls who walked the most Spring 2013 shows, but there are also those who walked the most quality shows, and those who Fashion Spot forum members were most excited to see and comment about. We’ll be counting down by the number of shows walked, but the numbers are just an excuse for some sense of order. All of these models shined brightly in their own way this season.
15. Aymeline Valade
Aymeline skipped London Fashion Week, but she consistently booked high profile shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. Of the 36 shows she walked in, she opened and closed at Isabel Marant and Paco Rabanne, and opened at Carolina Herrera, Reed Krakoff, and Giorgio Armani.
“I really think Aymeline is one of the most (if not the most) distinct looking girls on the runway these days,” adorefaith commented. “She's particularly striking...just unique enough but still classically beautiful.”
Image at Jean Paul Gaultier: IMAXtree
14. Juliana Schurig
After a bit of an absence, Juliana returned to the runway with a bang, walking in 42 Spring 2013 shows.
“I’m thinking this girl will be the biggest thing after this season,” Vitamine W predicted.
“Absolutely,” Faith Akiyama agreed. “She has the look, poise, and just such an amazing aura!!”
Image at Saint Laurent Paris: IMAXtree
13. Daria Strokous
“She's definitely the it girl of the moment,” Vladita commented. “On her way to being another Russian icon!”
This future Russian modeling icon walked 43 shows, opening and closing at Y-3 and Alberta Ferretti, opening at Christian Dior and Lanvin, and closing at Donna Karan, Prada, Elie Saab, and Giambattista Valli.
Image at Stella McCartney: IMAXtree
12. Andreea Diaconu
“I think I've joined the Andreea club,” 0oYCRo0 shared. “She's definitely now one of my favorites. Her face is absolutely flawless and her walk is perfection.”
Image at Gucci: IMAXtree
11. Bette Franke
Bette walked a total of 47 shows this season; she opened and closed at J. Mendel, opened Gianfranco Ferré, and closed DSquared. Though 47 shows is nothing to shake your head at, Vitamine W had hoped for more. “She should have been EVERYWHERE in Paris, at least double this number. She is up there with Kati [Nescher], both unparalleled in runway-beauty right now...What happened?” he asked.
Image at Marni: IMAXtree
8. Marie Piovesan
Of the 52 shows Marie walked in, she opened and closed at Gabriele Colangelo, opened at Thakoon, Daks, Giles, Aquilano.Rimondi, and Costume National, and closed at Peter Som, Jonathan Saunders, and Sass & Bide.
“My favorite girl right now! So intense!!!” AlbertNoir declared.
Image at Bottega Veneta: IMAXtree
7. Kati Nescher
Kati walked in 56 quality shows, of which she wore the opening look at Chanel (which she also opened last season), and the closing looks at BCBG Max Azria, Lacoste, and Narciso Rodriguez.
ParisFashionMuse called Kati “by far my favorite walker this season.”
TianSoFine said, “Her face is amazing.”
Image at Chanel: IMAXtree
5. Julia Nobis
Julia had a stellar season, and even though she skipped London, she booked an impressive 61 shows. Highlights included opening and closing at Angelo Marani and Vanessa Bruno, opening at Derek Lam, Narciso Rodriguez, Roberto Cavalli, and Saint Laurent Paris, and closing at Diesel Black Gold, Reed Krakoff, Tory Burch, Missoni, and Dries Van Noten.
YummyYuppie posted: “Along with [Julia’s] amazing nose, gorgeous face and chameleon-like quality (plus the fact that Julia is so natural and not overly 'cool' or 'try hard' like so many other hipster fashionistas), what really makes her slay all the other competition for me is her gorgeous, sensual androgyny, both in personality and appearance. She is a true muse.”
Image at Christian Dior: IMAXtree
4. Ava Smith
The lovely Ms. Ava Smith walked a total of 64 shows; she opened and closed at Alberta Ferretti, opened Tommy Hilfiger, and closed at Belstaff, Fay, and Iceberg.
“She is such a classic beauty,” Melly5525 commented.
“Someone get this girl a beauty contract! Seriously,” beedonaldson laughed.
Image at Bottega Veneta: IMAXtree
3. Erjona Ala
“Erjona has truly secured herself as an established model and as a strong contender in both catwalk and editorial,” ax80 commented. “Let's hope this wave turns into campaigns and even more editorial sightings.”
Image at BCBG Max Azria: IMAXtree
2. Tian Yi
Tian Yi walked down a staggering 65 catwalks for Spring 2013 and opened the show at Missoni.
Flashbang called her “unstoppable.”
“She is really on fire this season,” seasnsun agreed.
Image at Damir Doma: IMAXtree
1. Tilda Lindstam
Tilda booked an astonishing 68 shows this season among which she opened Antonio Berardi, Clements Ribeiro, and Nicole Farhi, and closed Blumarine, Chloé, and Sacai.
“Holy amazeballs,” wrote visualoptimism. “68 shows is an awesome list! She must need a well-deserved break walking all those! It was an awesome season for Tilda and I hope to see a lot more of her in the future… and hoping she can keep it up next season!”
Image at Chloé: IMAXtree