Newcomer Kati Nescher makes a mark that could change an industry’s perception

Kati Nescher is not your average first year runway breakthrough.  She works two jobs, has a two year old son and more importantly is twenty eight years old.  Yep, that’s right you read that  correctly, she’s twenty eight.  For years, if you were not a super model by the time you were 25 we would never see you on a runway.  Times they are a changing…or are they?  Could it be that she’s just an amazing model?  Her chameleon-like transformations from one designer’s muse to another might be her niche that changes the way the industry perceives age.
Designers are all accolades regarding the new Russian born beauty.  “There are few girls that make me stop and stare, but when Kati walked into my studio, I did just that!” recalled Jason Wu. “She has the kind of maturity, sophistication, and delicate beauty that are the makings of a remarkable model.” Designer Prabal Gurung was equally effusive: “Aside from her incredible looks, her personality, experience, and confidence set her apart. She seems to be really in tune with herself and wears clothes not as a hanger but as a real, cool girl.”
Not only are designers raving about the new model. but she managed to walk in more than 21 shows last year.  We can’t wait to see what Kati walks for this season!  Here are images of her incredible transformations into each designer’s vision.  With versatility like that, I’m sure we’ll see a lot more of her.  In my opinion, she has the face that could launch a thousand ships…or at least 21 shows.  Check her out!

Alexander Wang

Bottega Venetta

Calvin Klein

Carolina Herrera

Derek Lam






Isabel marant

Jason Wu

Jill Sander

Michael Kors

Nina Ricci

Oscar de la renta

Prabal Gurung


Vera Wang


Yves Sant Laurent