Not since Linda Evangelista, Nadège du Bospertous and Stella Tennant in the 1990s, had I come across another short-haired brunette making it to the top in the modelling industry. I’m talking about Dutch beauty Saskia de Brauw.
Clockwise from top left: Linda Evangelista, Nadège du Bospertous,
Saskia de Brauw and Stella Tennant
Image source: London College of Fashion Library
I first spotted Saskia a couple of months ago in the Versace ads for A/W11 but she is now a regular in the fashion magazines, although not quite making the covers yet (I’ve only seen her in five so far). Mind you, since Anna Wintour realised that ‘celebrities playing models’ sold more magazines, every fashion publication seems to have followed suit and these days seeing a top model on the cover of any fashion magazine has become a truly rare occurrence. But we’ll talk about that some other time…
Saskia started young as a model but quit at 16 to study textile design at Rietveld Acadamy in Amsterdam. After graduating, she went back to modelling and one of her first jobs was to replace fellow countrywoman Lara Stone as the face of lingerie brand Eres. Her big break though came shortly afterwards at the hands of none other than Carine Roitfeld and Franca Sozzani, both of whom chose Saskia to done the covers of the March 2011 issues of Paris Vogue and Vogue Italia, respectively.
Needless to say that Saskia has been a ‘busy bee’ since, doing campaigns for Chanel, Versace, Moncler, Dsquared2, fashion week shows on both sides of the Atlantic and countless features in the top fashion magazines.
At Caradiaz collection we love Saskia’s natural beauty and wish her every success with her already sky-rocketing modelling career.
Veel succes, Saskia!