You know what they say; supermodels that work, live, play and selfie together, stay together...
Not since Kate met Naomi have we seen a supermodel clique as tight as this lot. With fashion month about to kick off all over again, we can’t stop talking about the roster of homegrown talent popping up on our catwalk radar. From Sam Rollinson to Matilda Lowther, Eve Delf to Charlotte Wiggins, these girls’ friendships extend way beyond the runway – seriously, just try making a diagram of how they all connect.
Here’s our who’s who guide to the new model Brit pack...
So Let’s Start With Sam Rollinson…
Sam’s the poster girl for the new generation of supermodels – last season she racked up an impressive 34 catwalk appearances, including Chanel, Stella McCartney and Chloe. But off the runway, she’s the linchpin of our new supermodel set, regularly posting Insta-snaps of her and her clique to her 145k followers. ‘Sam is from Doncaster and made up this ‘Donny Guns’ dance move that now seems to be in every picture we do!’ pal Charlotte Wiggins revealed exclusively to Marie Claire Runway. ‘It’s a thing she does when she’s out and she’s had a few.’
Sam Lives With…Eve Delf
Eve was scouted by Select Model Management when she was just 15 in her East Sussex hometown. Now 19, she lives in London, sharing a flat with her fellow Select buddies Sam Rollinson and Charlotte Wiggins. When she’s not posting enviable ‘don’t you wish your girl gang was hot like mine’ snaps on social media, she’s designing t-shirts for their mega-lolz T-shirt brand.
(Above image: from left; Matilda Lowther, Eve Delf (centre), Charlotte Wiggins, Sam Rollinson)
And Eve Is BFFs With…Charlotte Wiggins
20 year-old Liverpool-native Charlotte Wiggins is our new girl crush. She’s walked in all the major SS15 shows (hello Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino) but, she reveals, London Fashion Week is her fave. ‘I’m always with my friends, we just knock about together backstage…I feel like I’m the responsible one though!’ she tells Marie Claire Runway of her regular Burberry gig, where she’s starred alongside Cara, Suki and Jourdan.
Charlotte’s Fellow Scouse Pal Is…Hollie-May Saker
We’re a little bit obsessed with Hollie May-Saker, 20, who’s been dubbed ‘the next Cara Delevingne’ – maybe something to do with those strong eyebrows, tomboy style and desirable catwalk CV? Hollie-May started modelling at 16, after her boyfriend’s grandmother (of all people) put her in touch with someone from mega-agency Models One. The weird connection certainly paid off, she made her debut at Marc Jacobs’ show in 2012.
Hollie-May Walked Marchesa’s SS15 Show With…Matilda Lowther
Cumbria-born Matilda Lowther did her first show season in SS14, walking for Hermès, Bottega Veneta and Burberry, to name but a few. And when Matilda’s not jet-setting around the world with her flatmates Eve, Charlotte and Sam on shoots, she’s studying art at the City and Guilds art school in London. Nice life, right?
And Matilda’s Model/Actor Boyfriend is…Jamie Campbell-Bower
Matilda and Twilight star JCB, 26, are our favourite model couple of the moment. They’ve been inseparable since they met shooting Burberry’s SS14 campaign and Jamie even sits FROW-side at every Burberry show to cheer on Matilda and her mates on the runway. Jamie’s firmly in with the clique and can often be found sending in-jokes to Rollinson and Wiggins over Twitter. Sweet.
Read more of Charlotte Wiggins’ exclusive interview and fashion week photo diary, plus more exclusives in the new SS15 issue of Marie Claire Runway – on sale now.