Nastya Kusakina from Russia
Women New York – Premier London – Women Milan – Women Paris
35 Shows | Open: 6 | Close: 3
Highlights: Nastya was put on the map when she opened Raf Simons’s last collection for Jil Sander as an exclusive during the F/W 2012.13 show season in Milan. Her distinct fairy look and big eyes have been very Tumblr-girl popular in the past few months. She walked a total of 35 shows for S/S 2013 – her first full season on the catwalk. The 16-year-old Russian doll walked for top clients like BCBG Max Azria, Donna Karan, Hervé Léger, J. Mendel, Lacoste, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Y-3, Alberta Ferretti, Anteprima, Blumarine, Emporio Armani, Ports 1961, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior, Dries van Noten, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy, Kenzo, Lanvin, and Rick Owens. She ended the season as the top new face who opened and closed the most shows. She opened Louis Vuitton, Ann Demeulemeester, Cividini, and Tibi as well as closed Prabal Gurung. Additionally, Nastya’s unique look also inspired design houses Rue de Mail and Vera Wang to give her the honor of not only opening but also closing their shows.