Topshop are ringing in the new year by announcing model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss as the face of their Spring/Summer 2016 campaign.
Karlie features in a series of images shot in New York by acclaimed photographer Tyrone Lebon and styled by Topshop Creative Director, Kate Phelan, which will feature in stores, advertising, online and social media worldwide.
On the appointment of Karlie as their latest campaign star Kate Phelan comments: “It is thrilling to have Karlie back, eight years after her first modelling job and first Topshop campaign alongside Jourdan Dunn. She is the ultimate TOPSHOP girl and modern super – a world-renowned fashion figure, businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist who will resonate with our global customers through her many talents, ambitions and passions.”
As a model JKarlie has landed 34 Vogue covers, major campaigns for Dior, Marc Jacobs and TOPSHOP, 4 years of Victoria’s Secret shows and a top 10 spot on Forbes’ Highest Paid Models list. That's alongside Karlie’s Kookies which she launched in 2012 – her own brand of gluten-free cookies with chef Christina Tosi. Proceeds have helped feed underprivileged children around the world, as well as providing support to young American fashion designers. After learning coding and computer programming at the Flatiron School, Karlie also set up the Kode with Karlie scholarship – funding 21 other girls from 11 states to take full-time courses in software engineering across America.
As is that doesn't keep Karlie busy enough she's also a successful Vlogger and her YouTube channel Klossy has clocked up 347,943 subscribers, taking fans behind-the-scenes on shoots, answering their questions via Twitter and providing cooking tutorials from her Manhattan apartment. “If you want to be successful, just dive in. Find something you really enjoy, that you're really passionate about and go full speed ahead. If you're truly passionate about something and put the hard work in, then success is inevitable,” says Karlie.
It's no surprise then that Topshop hired Karlie for her skills as a role model as well as her modeling abilities and she is also passionate about girls supporting each other. As Karlie says “I think it's a great trend; girls supporting girls. Girl support whether that’s sister to sister or friend to friend, I think girls supporting and pulling one another up and supporting each other is a much better trend than girls pulling one another down.”
Images from TOPSHOP