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Meet the fashion season’s new face: Morta Kontrimaite

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Morta model e1411161177787 Meet the fashion seasons new face: Morta Kontrimaite Albanian model Morta Kontrimaite moments before her Prada spring/summer 2015 debut in Milan.

Morta Kontrimaite’s first name may not be especially auspicious—it means “death” in Italian—but her debut at Prada this week certainly was. I caught up with the 18-year-old Albanian model while I was doing the backstage circuit yesterday. I wanted to interview a first-timer because the Prada show is known to be one of the most coveted and nerve-racking modelling gigs in the circuit. (Some models make it through the casting and fitting hoops only to be dropped moments before the show begins.) For a novice, Morta was handling the scene with surprising aplomb. “After I did Calvin Klein in New York, my booker said that Prada might use me,” she explained. “I’m feeling a little stressed, but to keep calm I’m just thinking about my family, my friends—and my life. I’m not going to think about all those people looking at me!” Gemma Ward opened the show, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Morta in that spot one day.

Curious to know what Guido Palau asked Morta and her fellow Prada models to do before the show? Thought so…

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MFW Spring 2015 street style: 8 cool crop tops

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mfw spring 2015 street style 25 MFW Spring 2015 street style: 8 cool crop topsCrop tops aren’t just for music festivals. This style setter takes the crop top to new heights with this houndstooth version at MFW. All photos courtesy of Imaxtree.com.

There are many transitional fashion pieces you can wear in September, including (but not limited to) shorts, T-shirts, mini skirts and flats. But a crop top? In September? According to the street style squad at MFW Spring 2015, this is actually happening. The proof is in these eight street style pics snapped around the tents in Milan. (You need to see it to believe it, friends!)

Check out more street style from MFW Spring 2015 after the break…

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NYFW Spring 2015: Join our live Twitter chat with assistant editor Ava Baccari this Friday

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chat final 1024x1024 NYFW Spring 2015: Join our live Twitter chat with assistant editor Ava Baccari this FridayJoin our assistant editor (and NYFW correspondent) Ava Baccari for a live Twitter chat this Friday September 19! We’re talking everything New York Fashion Week, from the top shows to the hottest FROWers.

Here’s how it works: Tweet your questions to @ElleCanada using the hashtag #AskAva, then tune in at 1PM this Friday to hear Ava’s replies. And don’t hold back–we also want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes at fashion week.

Contest! We won’t have you walking away empty-handed. We’re giving away one Samsung GS5s (valued at $749.99)! At the end of the 30-min chat, Ava will choose the lucky winner.

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