By Francesca Mainella

Go figure! The top models from fashion month put in somewhere near 6.1 miles of strides on the catwalk this season and most in heels. It’s a wonder Johnson & Johnson’s Band-Aid hasn’t signed on to sponsor a fashion week yet! The Impression covered over 396 shows and presentations during fashion month in New York, London, Milan, and Paris and wanted to bring you the models who we observed going the distance.

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top-10-runway-models-the-impression.002MAARTJE VERHOEF
Nationality | Dutch
Number of shows walked | 66
About | Clocking in more runway shows than any other cat walker,  fashion’s hardest working pair of legs was a Prada exclusive at their Spring 2013 show two years ago. Since then Verhoef has graced ads from Valentino to Repossi and shot with photographers from David Bailey to Mr. Versatile himself Karl Lagerfeld. She opened four shows this fashion month and closed a respectable 5. We hope she gets some rest and plenty of ad campaigns before taking on the February shows.


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.003ALEXANDRA ELIZABETH LJADOV
Nationality | Estonian
Number of shows walked | 63
About | Talking about coming out of the gate strong, this 17 year old just arrived on the scene a year ago and has since went on to walk for Chanel, Hermes, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, and Givenchy to name an obvious few. Editorial can’t be far behind as she has already graced the pages of i-D and Marie Claire Italy. We look forward to seeing more this year.


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.004WALESKA GORCZEVSKI
Nationality | Brazilian
Number of shows walked | 62
About | We first saw Gorczevski during her debut at Sao Paulo Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2014 and were pleased to find her in the most recent Marc Jacobs ad campaign.  She appeared this season in Chanel, Chloé, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Fendi, Jil Sander and more.  Opening 3 shows and closing 3 including Dior, she is also featured in Marc Jacobs resort lookbook and as previously mentioned his current fall campaign.


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.005LEXI BOLING
Nationality | American
Number of shows walked | 52
About | Boling has been a favorite of the year selected by Steven Meisel and the Italian Vogue team to be one of the Top 50 models to be included in their 50th Anniversary issue as well as staring in all things Wang from Alexander’s Fall ad campaign to his Balenciaga look books. This fall she is also featured in both Coach and Tommy Hilfiger’s campaign and walked shows including Valentino, Lanvin, Celine, Jil Sander & Versace. For London Fashion Week, Boling was a London exclusive at designer Tom Ford’s show which she opened as well as closed. Editorially she was the cover star of Vogue Italia’s May issue and has been a regular in all things Vogue from British Vogue to Italia Vogue to Vogue US


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.006HARLETH KUUSIK
Nationality | Estonian
Number of shows walked | 51
About | Kuusik’s star has been on the rise over the last few seasons doing ads for Coach, Edun, Proenza Schouler, and Valentino. She’s been an editorial fixture for British Vogue, CR Fashion Book, Interview, and Love tooWith striking blue eyes and bleach blonde hair brands from Louis Vuitton to Miu Miu cast her to show off their wears this season to the tune of just north of 50 shows.


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.007JULIA BERGSHOEFF
Nationality | Dutch
Number of shows walked | 51
About | Bergshoeff is gaining ground in the ad campaign sector as she joined the cast of the upcoming Gucci resort ads breaking next month and was the sole face of Proenza Schouler’s fall 2014 ad campaign. She’s been featured in Vogue Paris, British Vogue, Interview, and Love editorially as casting directors have championed her stream line features and camera friendly look which bode well for the sans make-up Marc Jacobs show. This season, she charmed for Burberry, Alexander Wang, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Loewe, Valentino, and Balenciaga. 


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.008MAJA SALAMON
Nationality | Polish
Number of shows walked | 51
About | Salamon is an international Vogue favorite from Vogue Russia to Vogue Germany to British Vogue and more. She’s been strong on the editorial front and we anticipate her ad campaigns wattage to amp up over the next year. This season she graced the runways of Dries van Noten, DKNY, Dior, Carven, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli. 


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.009MANUELA FREY
Nationality | Swiss
Number of shows walked | 47
About | Winner of Switzerland Elite Model Look of 2012, Frey went on to walk Jil Sander’s Spring 2013 runway show and shortly after this 18 year old found herself a fav to designers from Giambattista Valli to Valentino. Her lean look and runway grace has landed her a slew of editorial fans posing for Vogue Italia, Interview, Exit Magazine, V, and W to name a few. For Spring 2015 Frey strutted for Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Erdem, Salvatore Ferragramo, Akris & Iris van Herpen.


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.010NASTYA STEN
Nationality |
 Russian
Number of shows walked | 47
About | A Prada exclusive for Spring 2014 was the springboard for this Russian beauty who has gone on to front Saint Laurent ads and is currently in Dolce & Gabbana’s fall campaign. Magazines including British Vogue, Vogue Germany, i-D, and Numéro have scooped her up showing off her long blond locks and bright baby blues. This season Sten cover a broad swath of runway including Valentino, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Preen, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan.


top-10-runway-models-the-impression.011ONDRIA HARDIN
Nationality | American
Number of shows walked | 47
About | Rounding out our top 10 of the season is Hardin, who arrived on the scene in 2012 to star in Chanel’s Spring 2013 ad campaign at the age of 15. Today Hardin is a seasoned fashion veteran featured in everything from Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Fragrance ads to i-D covers. Her editorial work is vast from someone in the industry for just a few years and it’s no wonder due to her alluring and cinematic looks coupled with a runway walk that stands out as designers/brands including  Dior, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Loewe, Prada, Fendi, Calvin Klein, Tory Burch, Coach and Versace, can attest to. Hardin was the only model cracking the top 10 who decided to skip a fashion week (London) and despite doing so certainly put in the miles on the runway.

 

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