Vancouver’s Top Models

September 1, 2011

 

JANICE ALIDA | 22

High point Wore the latest Marc Jacobs collection on a revolving platform at the CFDA Awards in New York as the designer received his lifetime-achievement award

Route to fame Feline featured and regal, Alida became a hot commodity last fall after walking for Celine and Miu Miu in Paris; she did 34 shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris this year

 PHOTO CREDIT: Seth Sabal

 

 

COCO ROCHA | 22

High point Graced the cover of Italian Vogue at the age of 16. She is unequivocally our most famous export

Memorable moment Last summer, during the shoot for a 25-page editorial in honour of Elle UK’s 25th anniversary, Rocha and other models danced eight hours a day for three days in a sweltering warehouse. Exhausted, a male model accidentally punched her, knocking her out

 

 

Matt Loewen | 26

Route to fame He started his career in a Dolce & Gabbana campaign, then became the face of H&M, Bloomingdale’s, Ermanno Scervino, Michael Kors, and Emporio Armani

Memorable moment Returning to Vancouver to shoot an Old Navy commercial—there’s nothing like homecoming

PHOTO CREDIT: Esprit

 

 

KELSEY VAN MOOK | 19

High point In winter 2009, striking a high-heeled ballerina pose, she became the face of the Givenchy fragrance, Dance

Route to fame Van Mook, discovered at the mall when she was 14, walked in dozens of shows before she hit the big time, opening the fall Givenchy show in Paris. Tremendous buzz, and work with houses like Chanel, Burberry, and DKNY, ensued

 

 

 

MACKENZIE HAMILTON | 22

High point Landed her first cover for Japanese Marie Claire at 16

Route to fame A Shisheido ad campaign and many Chinese Vogue appearances followed. “A Japanese company came to Vancouver to shoot their catalogue. I ended up with a hardcover book filled with pictures of my favourite places. That helped ease the homesickness”

 

 

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