Follow Canadian Model Emma Genier on her Debut Catwalk Season
I think it’s fair to say that Emma Génier is having a moment. The 16-year-old model from Saint George de Beauce, Que started off her debut catwalk season at New York Fashion Week by landing an exclusive with Proenza Schouler. Next stop: Milan where she walked seven shows: Gucci, Etro, Sportmax, Bottega Veneta, Alberta Ferretti, Aquiliano Rimondi and Salvatore Ferragamo. Now, she’s ready to take Paris by storm and she’s going to be sharing her story with ELLE Canada readers.
We caught up with Emma as she and her father were about to board the train to Paris. What did she tell us…
I am leaving Milan feeling charmed by the Italian way of life. I could feel it everywhere I went. Life seemed less hurried (though still chaotic!), as they make time for the simple things. This was my first trip to Europe and I am amazed by the city and the architecture. In my little spare time, I did some sightseeing. I especially enjoyed seeing the famous Duomo, which has brilliant architecture and apparently took 500 years to build. My father came to Milan shortly after I arrived, and he was really proud to see me for the first time on the runway. Imagine, his first time to see me was at Gucci! Since my dad wasn’t on the official guest list, the people in charge were letting him come in for example at 12:20 even if the show was scheduled at 12 o’clock. My father wasn’t worried about it, because he knew a show always start 30 minutes (ore more) after the scheduled time. I guess this is what they mean by “fashionably late!”
So far, Europe has been magical and I am so grateful for what I was able to accomplish in Milan in my first season. There are always up and downs, but I am happy to say that the positive experiences far outweigh the negative. I am leaving Milan feeling like I conquered my first season in the Italian fashion capital! We are now ready and very excited to take the Eurostar train heading to Paris tonight. Our cabin includes 2 little beds so I will be able to sleep to be ready to kick off castings tomorrow for Paris Fashion Week. Stay tuned for more. Arrivederci!
Emma’s NYC and Milan top runway moments. Runway images courtesy Imaxtree
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A couple of shots of Ash Foo at NY Fashion Week!
Emma Genier's runway debut begins with an exclusive for Proenza Schouler FW 2015. Congrats!!!
Tsanna NY Fashion Week Feb 2015
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Jessa Brown on the cover of Clin D'oeil March 2015
Check out the profiles on our Flare cover girls Ash Foo, Charlotte Mingay, Jenna and Sophie Touchet. NO Makeup. NO Retouching. NO Filters. GORGEOUS!
courtesy of Flare Magazine
No makeup. No Photoshop. No filter. Meet the up-and-coming Canadian models who are poised to conquer the fashion world
The Go‐Getter: Ashley Foo
Hometown: North York, Ont.
The only child of first‐generation immigrants from Singapore and Malaysia, Foo had a no‐stopping‐you mentality instilled in her from a young age. When she was 15, the sweetheart‐lipped self‐described fashionista had an intense desire to attend Toronto Fashion Week but was crushed to discover its 19‐and‐up age limit.
Foo’s mother drove her to the tents anyway, and they took in the scene from afar. Inspired, she enrolled in Sutherland Models’ summer camp, where her five‐foot‐nine frame gave her a leg up. In her first year, Ash (her model name) shot with Canada’s top fashion glossies, in addition to walking the Mackage catwalk. “It’s so cool to think, Now I’m on the inside.”
The Baby Face: Charlotte Mingay
Does the fashion world have any appetite for innocence these days? Sutherland Models in Toronto and Trump agency in New York City, where Mingay is also signed, are banking on a pendulum swing. The youngest of four girls (Dad is a lawyer, Mom an ex‐judge), the model has a round, infant‐broad forehead, small eyes and a pillowy pout that are a distinct departure from the brooding angularity of the rest of the pack.
With one season of Toronto Fashion Week under her belt, you’ll have to wait until the spring 2017 collections to see Mingay on a grander scale—after she’s graduated from private school.
The Illusionist: Jenna Lenfesty-Castilloux
Hometown: Gaspé, Que.
Just seven months ago, Lenfesty‐Castilloux did her hairdresser a solid and modelled at a hair show. But this girl was different from the others. Her dozy (in a good way) gaze drew attention, and soon she was scouted for a worldwide runway exclusive of the highest order: Saint Laurent. Her mesmerizing stare connotes heroin chic, but what’s behind her eyes is far from hazy—the bobbed blonde is currently studying neurology at McGill University.
Playing rock star at Hedi Slimane’s spring show was a natural high, she says. “As soon as you hit the spotlight, it’s like everything vanishes. You feel so confident, and you walk like no one can stop you. It’s the best feeling in the world.”
The Champ: Sophie Touchet
Hometown: Gatineau, Que.
It’s easy to see why the charmingly naïve, fiery‐headed Touchet recently won Best New Face at Canada’s P&G Beauty Awards. For her debut season last spring, the elfin beauty walked an impressive 43 shows, including Chanel’s haute grocery‐themed affair.
Discovered while working at a Quebec Best Buy, Touchet had her first casting session in New York City—just weeks later—with legendary Vogue creative director and fellow redhead Grace Coddington. “I had no idea who she was, so I was just chill. She asked me if I was going to do fashion week, and I was like, ‘Do what?’”
Zoe's latest, "High Tea" for Butter London. Shot by Lise Varrette
1-2-3 Stunning Sutherland Models on the March 2015 cover of Flare Magazine's #wokeuplikethis issue starring fashion's freshest faces! Charlotte Mingay, Sophie Touchet and Jenna Lenfesty - Castilloux
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