‘Up And Comers’ | Anita Ligic, Kwak Ji Young, Paiz Sloane And Others By Jd Forte For Models.com | 2017

by The Editor


“Fashion’s never-ending cycle of renewal means there is a constant stream of exciting new talent making their mark on the industry. Behind the scenes, a new generation of creators is innovating in hair, makeup, styling and creative direction, bringing new ideas to the table while paying homage to fashion’s strongest visual tenets. The up & comers of this era unite for this Models.com editorial featuring a lineup of notable new models from New York’s top agencies. These fresh faces are at the very start of their modeling journey and are captured beautifully by an illustrious set of talents whose names you should commit to memory. Photographer Jd Forte has assisted Steven Meisel and David Sims, honing his own style as he learned from photography’s masters. Hair stylist Shinya Nakagawa worked alongside Julien d’Ys while makeup artist Yumi Lee serves as first assistant for the legendary Stephane Marais. Set designer Nick des Jardins is a talented alum of Mary Howard Studio and stylist Jessica Margolis has crafted looks for the likes of Agyness Deyn and Emily Blunt. This group of young creatives comes together to craft a one of a kind editorial project and homage to the masters.” – by Janelle Okwodu



Photographer: Jd Forte
Stylist: Jessica Margolis
Hair Stylist: Shinya Nakagawa
Makeup Artist: Yumi Lee with L’Atelier NYC
Set Design: Nick des Jardins for Mary Howard Studio
Production: Kristen Bolt

Models: Alicia @ New York Model Management, Anita Ligic @ Women Management, Kama / DNA Models, Karolina Marczyk @ Elite, Kate Goodling @ Ford Models, Kwak Ji Young @ Wilhelmina New York, Kyra Green @ IMG, Laura O’Grady @ Supreme Management, Michelle C. @ One Management, Nadja Giramata @ Trump Management, Ona @ Fusion Models, Paiz Sloane @ Next Models NY, Yue Ning @ Marilyn Agency