FLASHING LIGHTS: There’s one model on everyone’s radar at the moment. A girl, who upon first glance may appear to be fairly ‘ordinary’ for lack of better words, but has a certain vintage allure and inherent confidence to her that makes her stand out.
That girl is Anna Ewers, one of the breakout stars from the Spring/Summer 2014 season. Part of her appeal may be down to her resemblance to fellow German model Claudia Schiffer, but there’s something more to the 20 year old that stands out. It might be the fact that she’s both odd enough for high-fashion but conventional enough to catch the eye of the average person walking on the street.
At any rate, she captures my attention, no matter what kind of show she’s starring in; no matter what kind of story she acts in. For the most recent issue of i-D the blonde beauty stalks the street in Boo George and Havana Laffitte’s story, ‘I collect what the night brings, a girl gotta have her favourite things’.
Looking like a mid 80s, hair rock goddess, Ewers charms in this offbeat image, wearing one of Prada’s rather prepostorous bra/dress combos from the S/S 14 collection, gazing off into the night, surrounded by flashing lights.
The references in this image aren’t particularly strong; neither is George’s photography, so it’s all down to the girl of the moment to make her mark on the picture. Which she certainly does.
Let’s see if she can keep it up for longer than a season or so now. I believe, if she plays her cards right, it’s certainly possible.