I love a good Canadian model success story, and this season that story stars Amber Rose Witcomb. The model graced the pages of this very magazine in our all-Canadian designers shoot this summer, and now she’s enjoying a smashing debut runway season.
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It started in London, where Witcomb walked for J.W. Anderson and Mulberry. In Milan, she strutted down the runways for Roberto Cavalli and Alberta Ferretti. Then Prada came calling, and asked Witcomb to chop her long brown locks into a blunt, cheek-length bob. “When Prada asks you to cut your hair, you just go with it,” the 21-year-old wrote on Instagram.
After trying out her now instantly recognizable haircut for Jil Sander, Marni and Salvatore Ferragamo, Witcomb was off to Paris where she opened for Dries Van Noten. Opening or closing a show is a high point in any model’s career, and I’m keeping an eye on this new face as the week goes on.
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