Don’t let the dark, heavy fringe and downcast stare fool you. Valerija Kelava is one the most versatile newcomers working today. For the spring 2010 shows, she booked Rodarte, Prada, and Alexander McQueen, which put her severe, haunting looks on proper display. But it was in the following months that we saw what else this Slovenian had to offer. First came a Kacper Kasprzyk–shot editorial in Dazed & Confused, followed by a cheeky spread for RUSSH; then there’s this month’s tear in W, where the 20-year-old works Camilla Nickerson’s delicate, sensual styling. Now Kelava’s on her second show season and she booked everything from Marc Jacobs and Gucci to the opening and closing looks at Marni. Pretty darn impressive, eh?
Model Profile: Valerija Kelava
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