Erjona Ala – Behind The Camera

Erjona Ala

If there was one model that made a big impression on me during fashion week, it had to be Erjona Ala. The 16 year old Norwegian Ford model managed to walk a whopping 64 shows for Spring/Summer 2012 – more than any other newcomer, by far (the full show breakdown is below).

On top of that, she is a truly lovely girl, with an interesting dichotomy between her presence and her age. An androgynous type of Veronica Lake beauty, who became a model simply because she “wanted to try”. Her youth is endearingly apparent in interviews, as she quotes her ‘all time style icon‘ as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, her musical tastes as Beyonce (meeting B is Erjona’s biggest dream) and Taylor Swift, and favourite movie as Twilight.

I can’t wait to see where her career takes her as she matures.


Spring/Summer 2012 SHOW TOTAL: 64

New York:
TOTAL: 25
OPENED: 1 | CLOSED: 3

Academy of Art University
Bill Blass
Carlos Miele
Carolina Herrera
Cynthia Rowley (C)
Derek Lam
Diesel Black Gold
Jason Wu
Made in Africa
Michael Kors
Monique Lhuillier (O)
Narciso Rodriguez
Ohne Titel
Peter Som
Ports 1961
Prabal Gurung
Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff
Richard Chai
Tadashi Shoji (C)
Thakoon (C)
Vera Wang
Victoria Beckham
VPL
Y-3

London:
TOTAL: 13
OPENED: 5| CLOSED: 1

Acne
Antonio Berardi
Burberry
Clements Ribeiro (O)
Daks (O)
Giles
John Rocha
Jonathan Saunders
Margaret Howell (O)
Marios Schwab (O)
Pringle of Scotland
Temperley London (O)
Topshop Unique (C)

Milan:
TOTAL: 8
OPENED: 1| CLOSED: 0

Albino
CnC Costume National
Emilio Pucci
Genny (O)
Marni
Missoni
Sportmax
Trussardi

Paris:
TOTAL: 18
OPENED: 2| CLOSED: 2

Ann Demeulemeester
Balenciaga
Chanel
Costume National
Felipe Oliveira Baptista
Givenchy
Haider Ackermann (O)
Hakaan
Ingrid Vlasov (C)
Loewe (O)
Nina Ricci
Paco Rabanne
Pedro Lourenço
Roland Mouret
Sonia Rykiel (C)
Thierry Mugler
Thimister
Yves Saint Laurent