Heart of Class
Ilva @ Supreme (NY)
First time we've ever seen and heard of Ilva was less than two weeks ago when she first popped on her mother agency's blog. Place (Hamburg) is never short of surprises when it comes to cool newcomers (also make sure you've seen Laila featured on Tuesday here) with distinctive looks and vibes. Seeing Ilva was quite a little shock for anyone having a thing for strawberry blond hair and peculiar features. And class, because that's what the story is all about. And lightspeed evolution since she first appeared on our screen: just released as Place's hottest newbie on the agency's blog and off to New York she went (or already were, we didn't double check but that's not going to change the whole story). Signed with Supreme where she joined their growing board of remarkable rookies, Ilva's book also quickly took a new turn when new pages like those above were added to it. Again, all went fast and, sorry for the pun, fell into place like there was no room for any wrong step. Jacob Sadrak, who should get another highlight here today, captured the essence (easy to write but much harder when you hold the camera) and the otherworldly charsimatic beauty of Ilva in a series of portraits, mostly black and white, filled with poise and understated intensity. Full of class and in a class of her own, if we may say.