The 10 Most In-Demand Models Of A/W16

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Mar 15 2016 / 15:39 PM

We take a look at the most in-demand catwalkers for the autumn/winter 2016 show season; the girls who really made their mark on the runways – either featuring in an impressive number of shows, or making notable appearances opening and closing for the biggest names in fashion.

The 10 Most In-Demand Models Of A/W16
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One: Lia Pavlova


The 21-year-old Russian model and twin of Odette Pavlova takes the top spot as the model that walked the most catwalks this season. Pavlova featured in all of the top shows, including Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Alexander Wang and Michael Kors, and racked up an astounding 71 appearances in total. Lia had the honour of opening three shows and closing four, including the esteemed Gucci collection. 

Two: Odette Pavlova


Lia's twin sister Odette came a close second in the top walkers of this season, appearing in a total of 62 shows, including Céline, Chanel, Fendi, Coach, Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang. The Russian double act took the opening and closing spots in this season's Veronique Branquinho and Gareth Pigh shows, as well as walking numerous additional shows together. 

Three: Lineisy Montero


Last season's top walker and Dominican Republic native Montero steals the third spot. She opened Derek Lam and walked for some of the most presitigious names in the industry, including Céline, Chanel, Balmain, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Topshop Unique and Marc Jacobs. 

Four: Marjan Jonkman


The Dutch model had an impressive season, walking 60 shows with her final catwalk being for Kenzo in Paris. She also stormed the catwalks of Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Moschino, Fendi, J.W. Anderson and Paul Smith. 

Five: Julie Hoomans


Another Dutch beauty, Hoomans (one of last season's top walkers) comes in fifth, opening two shows and closing Diesel Black Gold, Marni and Fay. She also modelled for names including Kenzo, Mugler, Nina Rocci, Dior, Versace, Boss, Christopher Kane and Tommy Hilfiger.

Six: Maartje Verhoef


Walking a staggering 53 shows, equal to that of fellow model Julie Hoomans, Verhoef closed Alexander McQueen, Derek Lam and Ralph Lauren. The long-legged delight also walked for DKNY, Roberto Cavalli, Dries Van Noten, Balmain and Louis Vuitton. 

Seven: Sora Choi


Sora Choi had a strong season, coming seventh in our shortlist. Her impressive list of show appearances included Louis Vuitton, Sacai, Maison Margiela, Lanvin, Simone Rocha and Topshop Unique. Choi closed Missoni and had the opening spot for Creatures of the Wind. 

Eight: Adrienne Jüliger


Jüliger won the covetable position of the opening and closing spots for a total of six shows, spread across all four of the major fashion capitals. She also walked for Etro, Prada, Vera Wang, Coach, Michael Kors and Etro. 

Nine: Greta Varlese


The Italian beauty captured the attention of fashion's leading players this season, featuring in the Elie Saab, Chanel, Mary Katrantzou, Topshop Unique, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Missoni and Prada shows.

Ten: Irina Djuranovic


The promising beauty from Montenegro took on Hermès, Mugler, Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu, Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana this season. She closed Erdem and Ports, and walked a total of 46 shows. 

All images courtesy of IMAXTREE. Via Harper's Bazaar UK