Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Suvi Koponen - A New Top Model

Suvi Koponen is a newcomer to the small crowd of top models, but she has already gained popularity in the fashion industry and among designers.

Suvi Koponen was born in Finland and currently lives in New York. She started her career by winning a Finnish model competition Mallikoulu (Model School, similar to America's Next Top Model) in 2005. The same year she debuted on the runway for Neil Barrett in New York.

Since then her popularity has grown rapidly. She has walked down the runways of big names in fashion: Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Luis Vuitton, Prada, Missoni, Dolge & Gabbana, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld, only to name a few.

In addition to the runways she has appeared in editorials for W, Harper's Bazaar and Italian, British, French and American Vogues. She has starred in Mulberry, Blumarine, Balenciaga ads and (most lately) was the face of Calvin Klein Collection fall 2008 campaign, photographed by Fabien Baron.

In a release to WWD Francisco Costa explained his choice to use Suvi:

“The clothes are categorized by sharp, angular lines with a real emphasis at the waist, torso and legs. We thought that Suvi was the perfect choice to bring that to life in this very graphic campaign. She’s so current and versatile in her look and expression. She really exudes a certain strength that echoes the overall look of the season.”

The Calvin Klein Collection ad

Versace Spring 2009

Diesel Black Gold Spring 2009

Donna Karan Spring 2009

Suvi is only in the start of her modelling career. I hope a lot of success for her in the future!

Photos from New York Magazine and Style.com.

No comments: