Aymeline Valade, Anais Pouliot, Merethe Hopland, Josephine Skriver and Julia Saner by Greg Kadel for Vogue Germany May 2011
Greg Kadel snaps five new rising stars in industry Haute Couture. Personally, I found the black and white close-ups more impressive. For one, it is a very a classic take by Kadel and perfect for young ingénues. I felt that the couture sort of overwhelmed the newcomers; other than Aymeline’s, those shots felt poorly executed. Take Merethe Hopland. She has very strong features and had an excellent portrait series a while back, but her couture shot came across far too fake and made-up. I wish Kadel had chosen a better one out of the roll. That aside, these girls are some of my favorite newcomers to the scene. [Does anyone else think that Josephine Skriver really resembles Rosie Tupper (an Australian newcomer) in her close-up?] I am watching out for Aymeline in particularly. She’s had some fantastic editorials as of late. Not to mention, she was basically introduced by Alexander Wang.