I first noticed Antonia Wesseloh after her repeated stomp down the Cynthia Rowley runway in New York’s September 2011 fashion week for the Spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection. Her icy blue stare, reminiscent of early Milla Jovovich, captivated my intrigue.

Her next sighting was amongst a collection of young, ashen models for the Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Prada ad campaign, where she sported furs, faux Mary-Jane boots and fish-scaled coats. Although casted to appear indistinguishable among the forms, Wesseloh popped from the page, engaging my interest once again.

The German born model, not yet eighteen, signed with Ford Models in 2011 and her career is quickly sky rocketing. She has walked nearly eighty shows, opening the Giambattista Valli Couture collection and strode coveted catwalks like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Valentino. She covered Italy’s Grey Magazine and appeared in editorials for fashion’s most prestigious publications such as Dazed & Confused, 10 Magazine, i-D Magazine, and Vogue Italia.

I see Antonia as a dark, brooding, mysterious, silent, and austere muse, supremely unique in her aesthetic, yet wholly relatable to my artistic vision.

Cynthia Rowley Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear (New York)

Rodarte Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-to-Wear (New York)

Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2012 Couture (Paris)

Pringle of Scotland Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Ready-to-Wear (New York)

Ports 1961 Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Ready-to-Wear (New York)

Chanel Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Couture (Paris)

Vogue Italia (Pret a Porter) by Steven Meisel (July 2011)

Prada by Steven Meisel (Fall/Winter 2011/2012)

Grey Magazine (Cover) by Ellen von Unwerth (Spring/Summer 2012)

Grey Magazine (House Beautiful) by Ellen von Unwerth (Spring/Summer 2012)

Dazed & Confused (The Outlaw) by Scott Trindle (April 2012)


[Test Shots: courtesy of Ford Models]