Katie Moore. Lexi Boling. Anna Ewers. Aside from their collectively commendable bone structures, these three models have something else in common: Before they became season-spanning designer favorites, they all opened Alexander Wang’s show at New York Fashion Week. It’s a coveted spot in the fashion industry, and one that typically tips off showgoers to a newcomer who is about to have a monster season. After Wang’s Spring collection tonight at Pier 94, which was heavy on the California surf vibes—with sun-bleached hair to match—the show’s opener, Anique Jozsi, is now officially a part of the #WangGang.
“There’s something a little Raquel Zimmermann about her,” hairstylist Guido Palau said backstage, where he was busy transforming the Dutch stunner’s waist-length honey-blonde strands into a clavicle-sweeping streaky flaxen thanks to a last-minute dye job from super colorist and Whittemore House co-owner Victoria Hunter. Scouted at Amsterdam’s Central Station just a few months ago, Jozsi has “never really been into fashion,” she reveals, which worked to the 18-year-old’s advantage when she met Wang and casting director Piergiorgio Del Moro for the first time this week. “To be quite honest, I didn’t realize how big this all was. So I wasn’t really that nervous,” Jozsi admits—a laid-back attitude that also allowed her to say yes without hesitation when Wang and Palau asked her if she’d consider bleaching and chopping off her hair, which up until that point had never been colored. When she was fitted in the show’s first look yesterday, it all began to sink in. “Then I did start to become a bit more nervous,” she laughs.
But if Jozsi was feeling the hundreds of eyes—Madonna’s included—on her as she walked the runway in a crisp, cropped white shirt and a hip-slung pinstriped micro-mini skirt, you couldn’t tell, thanks in large part to how natural she looked in the show’s beachy, Z-Boys beauty moment. There was a certain ease to her texturized, side-swept, rooty-platinum locks, warm skin, and those bleached brows that made her green eyes pop. “I really like it!” Jozsi says of her new look—which, if past precedence is any indication, we should be seeing a lot more of this season.
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