Models have a reputation for being ‘slashies’ (as in model-slash-actress or whatever) and lately we’ve seen a number of models turned fashion designers. Off the runway, models are becoming increasingly well-known for their signature styles and many are seizing the opportunity to build upon their personal brands. Being so immersed in the fashion industry, it’s no surprise that some models are taking their careers to the next level by turning to design. These are just some examples of models turned fashion designers.
1. Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio is one of the most recent additions to the list of models turned fashion designers. Her debut collection for Californian fashion and lifestyle brand Planet Blue is called Ále by Alessandra. The collection is inspired by the Brazilian model’s own laid-back Bohemian-inspired style and features plenty of soft fabrics and flowing shapes.