She blasted onto the fashion scene in 2021 following her stepmother Kamala Harris' inauguration, and ever since Ella Emhoff has continued to forge a glittering modeling career. The 23-year-old once again hit the runway, walking for Collina Strada's animalistic fever dream of a collection for Fall/Winter 2023.
For her New York Fashion Week appearance, Ella wore a collarless floral jacket featuring puffed panels, button-down detailing and a faded vintage finish. The outerwear garment was paired with a similarly hued floral midi dress that boasted terracotta, blossom pink and fern green tones, a simple rounded neckline, a loose fit typical of the label's silhouette choices and a delicate baby pink lace trim.
WATCH: Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter Ella Emhoff makes her runway debut
A pair of green socks peaked out from some white sneakers, that were complete with fluorescent yellow laces and made for a casual alternative to the traditional runway stiletto.
A minimal jewellery selection was shown, letting Ella's garden-party meets granny-friendly frock take center stage. She wore a spiked silver collar, adding a punkish twist to her cottagecore aesthetic.
Ella Emhoff hit the runway for Collina Strada's Fall/Winter 2023
The hair and makeup department decided to let Ella's raven ringlets do their thing, styling the model's hair in a slick, down loose style that culminated in a mass of curls.
The model wore a lace floral frock and sneakers
Ella was joined by actress Tommy Dorfman on the runway. The actress closed the spellbinding show, which was titled 'Please Don't Eat My Friends,' wearing a bridal-inspired satin slip dress cut on the bias and flaunting a delicate cream lace appliqués. The strapless gown was topped off by a pair of angelic devil horns (an oxymoron if we ever did see one) that tapped into the show's overriding theme of quirky, somewhat unsettling animal features.
A spiked collar adorned her neck and contrasted the delicacy of her lace number
Models sporting prosthetic animal masks, elf ears, horn straps, reversed cowl necks, crushed velvet, tie-dye and florals, to name but a few overarching details, crawled, leaped and galloped down the runway to the bemusement of front-row spectators.
The eco-conscious brand's creative director Hillary Taymour has continued the divisive trend of sending animal features down the runway. Schiaparelli's Daniel Roseberry caused a stir for his SS23 couture collection which produced a handful of ultra-realistic animal heads fastened onto bespoke garments.
Modeled by icons Naomi Campbell, Irina Shayk and Shalom Harlow, the hand-painted faux heads of a wolf, a lion and a snow leopard goes to show that at fashion week, anything is possible.
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