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Changing Faces: Nine rising models breaking the mould

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“Representation and diversity are infinitely more important and valid than tradition and what one person would define as a “fantasy,” 17-year-old model on the rise Finn B writes on Instagram. Whether speaking out on trans visibility or challenging conventional beauty standards, HUNGER picks the rising change-makers come models working hard to share their voice and vision for the future. Watch this face…

Maxim Magnus

Age…

20

Hometown…

Belgium

Fashion CV…

From speaking on Adwoa Aboah’s Gurls Talk panel discussion and becoming a Gucci Girl to receiving a NEW WAVE: Creatives  award at the Fashion Awards in December, transgender model and campaigner Maxim Magnus has had an incredible 2018. “The person I looked up to the most was Gigi Gorgeous,” she told us in 2017, shortly after her London Fashion Week debut modelling for Paula Knorr. “At that time she hadn’t even come out as transgender yet. She came out after I did – I mean I hate the term ‘came out’ but that’s just the way to say it. Her strength helped me.”

Instagram following…

26K, @maximmagnus

Klarice Hall

Age…

19

Hometown…

Nottingham

Fashion CV…

After a standout debut for the first Ricardo Tisci Burberry SS19 show – her first ever casting no less – Klarice Hall is the new face to watch. Originally scouted at 12 years old, the freckle-faced beauty of Ghanaian, Jamaican and Irish descent has maintained an incredible work ethic. Currently she’s studying for a degree in criminology at De Montfort University in Leicester, holding down a part-time job at Nandos, whilst also pushing her modelling career dreams. Stay tuned.

Instagram following…

608, @klaricehall

Chella Man

Age…

20

Hometown…

New York City

Fashion CV…

Already making his mark in the industry, newly-signed IMG model (the first deaf model to sign to IMG), Chella Man, has brought numerous attention to his personal documentation of his experience in gender transition. With over 173K subscribers, and 2.5 million views on his YouTube documentation of his one year mark on testosterone and his voice changes, Chella is becoming a true representation for many communities. Being Deaf, Genderqueer, Chinese, and Jewish, Chella found that he didn’t have role models to look up to. Currently a student at the New School in NYC, studying Virtual Reality Programming, he strives to “explore new areas formed by the intersection of art and technology,” and hopes to design his own clothing line in the near future.

Instagram following…

206k, @chellaman

 

Finn Buchanan

Age…

17

Hometown…

London

Fashion CV…

Aged just 17, non-binary model Finn B was the breakout model of SS19, walking for the likes of Coach, Maison Margiela, Marc Jacobs and Matty Bovan. Finn has always refused to fit fashion’s mould, having signed to womenswear agency Linden Staub in London and New Madison in Paris, on both the women’s and men’s board. “Growing up, my brother got a Thunderbirds outfit and I got a fairytale costume,” Finn told us in June. “Instantly we swapped. It was never ‘I want to try this’ it was always ‘give me that, that’s mine.’ With school uniform it’s a skirt, but the second I get out I’m putting on chinos and shirts.”

Instagram following…

2K, @finnbuchanan_

Maeva Giani Marshall

Age…

23

Hometown…

Florida

Fashion CV…

Since making her Fashion Week debut in New York at the Zadig & Voltaire AW18 show, atypical beauty Maeva Giani Marshall’s striking freckled face has been propelled into the limelight (her freckles are a result of suffering from a stroke a few years ago). This one-to-watch is evidence of the growing diversity among catwalks over the past few seasons, with Maeva already counting shooting with Mario Sorrentti and walking for Jil Sander, Jacquemus and Kenzo as credits.

Instagram following…

53K, @maevamarshall

Egypt Armour

Age…

18

Hometown…

Croydon, London

Fashion CV…

Billed as fashion’s next big thing, the young South London native scored her first job walking for Burberry exclusively for SS18. Prior to this, Egypt was working at her local estate agents. In the last year she’s modeled for the likes of ASOS and featured in editorials for VOGUE and Elle. Off duty, she’s most comfortable in a big jumper, ripped jeans and a pair of converse.

Hit follow…

536, @egyptamour_

 

Emma Breschi

Age…

24

Fashion CV…

Scouted on Instagram and subsequently signed to Models 1 in London, rising fashion model, image-maker and body positive activist Emma Breschi is championed by the HRH of Punk, Vivienne Westwood (she was the face of Westwood’s AW17 campaign, shot by Jurgen Teller, and handpicked to create a series of “kissing booths” earlier this year alongside a group of exciting new creative tastemakers). Helpfully, she’s also hilarious company and brings 50 shades of personality to the ‘gram, from charmingly silly (check out her pretty epic duets with her sister) to serious talk (bullying, heartbreak and global warming).

Hit follow…

30K, @emmabreschi

Lara McGrath

Age…

22

Hometown…

Bolton

Fashion CV…

The alt-beauty – who goes by her Instagram-moniker @thegoatdancer – is part of a new guard of models breaking the mould. Free-spirited and uncompromising, her style, she told us, is a cross between Pat Butcher and Paris Hilton. Currently signed with NEVS models, the rising model and creative director has modelled for the likes of Nicopanda, Ashley Williams and Dilara Findiokoglu. Watch this face.

Hit follow…

6K, @thegoatdancer

Moffy Gathorne-Hardy

 

Age…

23

Hometown…

London

Fashion CV…

“Tyrone [Lebon] wanted to shoot someone who wasn’t a model and Adwoa [Aboah – his then-girlfriend] suggested me to him” the London-born and bred talent tells us, of her first job modelling for POP magazine. “I remember being really amused by all the terminology: ‘call sheet’, ‘wrap time’ etc…the endless tweaking of the same bit of hair, the reference to everything in the singular (‘a black trouser’) and imagining what cavemen or aliens would have thought of the whole business. But you get used to anything!” Moffy, who has strabismus (a.k.a. a “lazy eye”) is bringing her own point of view, and often collaborates with her designer friend Mimi Wade.

Hit follow…

8K, @moffygathornehardy

3 January 2019

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