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7 Models turned Fashion Designers

Models are known to have a limited shelf life which explains why many have a reputation of being ‘slashies’. Model – slash – actor- brand ambassador- whatever else.

The new trend is model/ fashion designer. Taking their signature styles and passion for fashion off the runway , these women are creating a storm with their independent labels as well as collaborations with established  fashion brands.

1. Heidi Klum

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The stunning blonde bombshell who scorched the runway with her Victoria Secret Fashion Shows took her love for lace and lingerie off the ramp with her own entrepreneurial venture ‘Heidi Intimates’.

Her collection exudes femininity, grace and elegance and is designed for the modern woman comfortable in her skin.

2. Alessandra Ambrosio


Alessandra is the new kid on the block. In terms of starting her own brand, ofcourse; She’s a legend on the runway!

ále by Alessandra is a lifestyle brand specializing in beach and resort-wear. Her collection represents her  Brazil Bohemian meets Malibu Beach style and free spirit.

3. Deepika Padukone


Inspired by her minimalistic and chic style in deep hues the bollywood diva Deepika Padukone, a former model designed the AW ’14 collection for Van Huesen.

4. Kate Moss

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Super model and style icon has long been associated with Top Shop. Creating a range of beachy summer styles as well as party looks  Kate Moss has an international fan following of her designs inspired by her own vintage and classic style.

5. Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

21 year old English model-turned-actor Cara Delevingne who first began modeling for for DKNY two years ago, is developing a capsule line for the brand called ‘Cara Delevingne for DKNY’.  Expected to to hit stores in November, we are really looking forward to see her collection.

6. Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta

Actress Lara Dutta, a former model and Miss Universe in Collaboration with Chhabra 555 designed some gorgeous ethnic Indianwear – Salwar Kurtas and Saris which were glamorous yet affordable.

7. Lisa Haydon

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In 2012 this gorgeous damsel collaborated with global lifestyle brand Sher Singh now acquired by Myntra to launch their first collection inspired by her global style.

These are some of the stunning models who have taken their sense of style and keen eye for fashion to make their mark as fashion designers. Have you worn any of their amazing designs? Can you think of any other models who have dabbled in fashion design? Which model would you like to see design a fashion line in the future?

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