Sara’s tireless work at The Model Alliance, especially for child models; giving models a voice and a safe haven, along with campaigning against labor abuses in the modeling industry deserves acknowledgement.
The sidewalk is the new catwalk and these models bring fashion to the streets with outlandish and eye-catching looks that have made them the girls to watch for off-duty style.
The Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents.
Participants include Katie Grand, Bethann Hardison, Edward Enninful, John Pfeiffer, Barbara Pfister, Benjamin Puckey, Hung Vanngo, Julie Ragolia, Angus & Noah, Duffy, Tom Van Dorpe and many more!
As a newcomer to the fashion industry, these rising stars have racked up coveted campaigns and impressive editorial work in a short period of time and are set to leave a lasting mark on the industry.
If the past year has taught us anything it is that every tweet, Instagram photo, and like adds up to a powerful presence within the world of fashion.
Natalia’s Naked Heart Foundation builds playgrounds for disadvantaged youths throughout Russia and she has most recently released Elbi, a micro-philanthropy app in partnership with 31 charities.
Natalia is also involved in several other foundations including Hear the World and the Tiger Trade Campaign to stop trade in tiger parts and products.
This year Doutzen worked in collaboration with the Elephant Crisis Fund to create the #Knot On My Planet social media campaign (featuring herself and other supermodels) that called attention to the poaching of elephants and promoted preservation efforts.
Previously, she organized a a march with People’s Pilgrimage and went to the UN’s COP21 climate change convention to oversee the unprecedented negotiations.
Founded the maternal health organization Every Mother Counts in 2010 and has directed and produced a documentary “No Woman, No Cry” to raise awareness to the challenges faced in maternal health worldwide.
Some have taken their street style prowess one step further, broadening their horizons by acting as stylist on editorial shoots.
Celebrities have become an unavoidable presence in luxury advertising, but certain stars are every bit as captivating as the models.