Local fashion photographer Amazir Aknine approached us to host this bomb as fashion editorial with 62 Models international Bronte Cincotta, so of course we said yes.
Miss FQ, particularly as Fashion Quarterly’s younger sister, loves to foster and support young Kiwi talent and between you and us, Amazir is one to watch. He knows cool clothes when he sees them and has a unique talent for telling a story with his lens.
We hope you love it as much as we do…
Amazir: So, what’s it like being in little old New Zealand compared to Sydney? Any surprises?
Bronte: It’s been great so far. The old school vibe (particularly the houses) caught my attention right away. There is always beauty in simplicity.
How did you get into modelling, and what has been your favourite experience to date?
I was scouted at my local retail job. Definitely the friends I’ve made so far in the industry!
In what ways has modelling been different in New Zealand?
The market is smaller, yet still diverse. Being a fresh face in a new city opens different doors.
While you’re here, are there any places you want to visit during your free time?
I had my sights set on Queenstown. Turns out I’m heading there to shoot my first international campaign next week!
If you could shoot for any New Zealand fashion label, who would it be?
What makes her pieces catch your eye?
Her eccentric, yet chic style.
Any advice for Kiwi models planning to take on Sydney?
Have fun and be yourself! Patience is key in a competitive market.
Your top three tips for aspiring models?
- Don’t compare yourself to others. Your uniqueness is your biggest advantage.
- Approach all the legitimate agencies. Avoid talking to “scouts” online.
- Stay in school.
Once you’ve finished in New Zealand, what will your next steps be?
Applying for a European working visa.