Wednesday 7 December 2016

Irish models to watch out for in 2016

Published 01/01/2016 | 10:00

Tabea Weyrauch walks the runway at Oscar De La Renta Bridal Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Show at Oscar de la Renta Boutique on April 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Tabea Weyrauch walks the runway at Oscar De La Renta Bridal Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Show at Oscar de la Renta Boutique on April 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Shauna Lindsay for Lidl
Clara McSweeney walks the runway during the Naeem Khan Bridal Fall/Winter 2016 show on October 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Mary Kay)
Louise McSweeney at the Life Style Sports Holiday Shop launch. Picture: Naomi Gaffey/Life Style Sports

Thanks to social media, the crop of Irish models being recognised here and abroad is on the rise.

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Clara McSweeney, 18, Macroom, Co Cork

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Clara was discovered by model boss Andrea Roche when she was 15 and after honing her craft in Ireland for the last three years, she moved to New York to try her hand at the big time over the summer. She’s currently signed with IMG Model and her Bridal Fashion Week debut in September, the biggest agency in the world, and we predict big things for her. 

 

Emily Butcher, 18, Galway

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Another AR scout, this rising star is based in London where she is signed to Next Models. She was exclusively hired by Gucci during Milan Fashion week in January and September, and if she’s good enough for Gucci…

 

Shauna Lindsay, 19, Limerick

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Shauna marks the new generation of the ‘Irish model’, the commercial looks with a social media profile to boot. With nearly 20,000 followers on Instagram, this teenage fashion queen , who is signed to Celia Holman Lee’s agency is Limerick might be 2016’s answer to Georgia Penna (nee Salpa).

 

Louise Sweeney, 21, Co. Leitrim

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She’s signed to First Option models in Dublin, D1 Models in London and NO Logo in Milan, she’s the mult-tasking student balancing a career on the catwalk with her medicine studies.

 

Tabea Weyrauch, 21, Derry

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Tabea has been on the scene for some time, having appeared on 2010 RTE show The Model Scouts and spending the last four years living in Paris, signed with IMG Models. She has since returned to Ireland, where she signed with Distinct Model Management, and will likely be one of the more recognisable faces in homegrown fashion.

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