Dutch veteran Lisanne de Jong made a triumphant return to the runway at the Spring/Summer 2014 collections following a year long hiatus from modelling. The twenty-three year old green-eyed blonde imbued the runways of Hervé Leger, Rodarte, Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto, Bottega Veneta, Chloé, and Hermés with a commanding presence and self-assuredness that come with a certain level of industry and more importantly life experience. Scouted at age fourteen, the academically-minded de Jong placed modelling on the back burner until graduating from high school before launching herself into modelling full-time in 2008. Following careful development and guidance by her mother agency Ulla Models in Amsterdam, de Jong debuted at the Spring/Summer 2010 New York collections walking for BCBG Max Azria, Hervé Leger, and Ports 1961 before scoring a Prada exclusive in Milan which propelled her into modelling's limelight. At the Paris Spring/Summer 2010 collections in Paris, there was no doubt as to de Jong's blue chip exclusivity with spectacular bookings at Balenciaga and Miu Miu the latter for which she opened.
Photographer: Piczo The Spring/Summer 2014 collections were marked by the arrival of a select group of newcomers whose beauty, charisma, and personalities hark back to the halcyon days when models commanded the fashion industry and the public's attention and imagination. Among the most promising new faces to emerge was sixteen year old Julia Bergshoeff whose ultra-exclusive appearances at Prada and Miu Miu had industry pundits marking her as the one of the season's most wanted. With her 180 cm willowy frame, delicate fine features, green golden flecked eyes, and irresistible smattering of freckles, Berghoeff has drawn comparisons to supermodels Kate Moss, Daria Werbowry, and Gisele Bundchen. Lofty praise for the Dutch newcomer who was discovered less than a year ago and has already shared lens time with Steven Meisel shooting Prada's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. Click here to read the full interview