A new It girl in town.
Australian model Charlee Fraser, booked the most shows than any other model at New York Fashion Week — including the Hadid sisters. With a total of 20 runway appearances, Fraser beat out Chinese model He Cong, who walked 14 shows altogether.
In early 2016, the Newcastle, Australia native traveled stateside to once again try her hand at New York Fashion Week. (She’d walked in the Spring 2014 shows of Tia Cibani and Chadwick Bell, but hadn’t been picked up by any major designers.)
The new favourite on the international stages is being hailed by overseas fashion press for cutting through the strictly-white mould, which has dominated fashion weeks for years. A trend which seems to have finally come into its own this season in New York, with The Fashion Spot’s report showing a significant increase in models of colour on the runway.
“My success isn’t measured by my heritage,” Fraser once said. “All I can hope is that I’m a role model to others and not only to represent my country and my heritage, but to bring awareness to building that bridge between ethnicity and the fashion industry.”
It won’t be long before we see this gorgeous lady on the cover of Vogue Australia. Other models from down under making it big include: Aleyna Fitzgerald, Brooke Durrant, Victoria Lee, Montana Cox, Matilda Dods, Tess Angel, and Bridget Hollitt.