Jet-setting models Tabea and Lorna fly the high fashion flag for Ireland in Milan and Paris
Tabea Weyrauch and Lorna Foran are both Fashion Week veterans.
Derry native Tabea (23) enjoyed success early on - she was snapped up by IMG when she was just 16 years old after winning RTE's The Model Scouts in 2010. Before moving back home last year, she travelled the world with stints in Paris and New York before packing it in for xxxxx.
Lorna's success came relatively late in a career for a model - at 25, she made her runway debut (for Gucci) and there's been no stopping her ever since.
While the Irish modelling climate continues to change from photocall to high fashion, these two are representing Ireland on the most international of stages.
With fellow supermodels in the making Galway girl Emily Butcher, Dubliner Laura O'Grady and Cork's Clara McSweeney all taking a break from the relentless demands of the catwalks this fashion month, we have two top models to style stalk before Paris Fashion Week ends on October 5.
Weyrauch, who is represented by Distinct Model Management in Dublin, walked for Piccione.Piccione and Byblos in Milan, while Lorna, who is with The Hive in London, was signed exclusively to walk for Gucci again.
Earlier in the month, she walked for Preen and Pringle of Scotland in London.
Lorna, who quit her job as a retail manager last year to focus on modelling full-time, tries to visit her family home in Celbridge, Co Kildare every six months or so, but her parents are struggling are finding it hard to wrap their heads around her new career path.
“I think my mam is slowly getting it, and the more big names I drop to her she’ll be impressed, but she thinks it’s a bit strange. My dad hasn’t a notion, but I don’t really mind it that way," she told Independent.ie earlier this year.