Wondering what Hilary Rhoda and Jessica Stam have been up to lately? We caught up with the stunning mods to discuss one of their latest projects, which is fronting KARIGAM’s Spring/Summer ’16 campaign, a new line that’s making its official debut this Friday at New York Fashion Week. Here’s what the duo had to say…
How does it feel to be a part of the launch for an up-and-coming label?
I love to support young fashion designers. I’m excited to see the campaign we shot. I think the images will be very strong
What attracted you to become a part of the campaign?
I love the layering KARIGAM does and how she [Karina Gamez] keeps each look streamlined yet avant-garde.
Did you have any time to vacation this summer?
I spent time in California with friends, at the beach in the Hamptons, and also took a trip to the south of France. And I traveled for work a bit! It has been a summer well-spent and I’m ready to cozy up in my sweaters again!
You posted a picture on Instagram from Pennsylvania … What were you doing there?
I visited a town called New Hope for a modeling job—it’s really cute!
What are you looking forward to this fall?
Rich colors, soft jeans, Saint Laurent boots, and old oversized Marc Jacobs cashmere sweaters worn with a big hat from Isabel Marant.
What is your favorite Fashion Week memory?
I was 16 when I met Marc Jacobs at a casting and he already knew who I was. I was pretty stoked about that!
How does it feel to be working with KARIGAM?
It’s very exciting to see such talent and be a part of the early stages of building their career. I think KARIGAM will be around for a long time This is just the beginning.
Why did you decide to join the campaign?
I am always for supporting new talent. I think the fashion industry is very inclusive at giving designers chances to showcase their talents. It’s very supportive and I like to be able to do my part as well.
How long have you known Jessica?
We have known each other since I started modeling in 2005, so it will be 10 years now! I think she was actually the first model to reach out to me and befriend me. I remember going over to her apartment and we went for dinner and then to the Beatrice Inn! Ha, memories! Thinking back, it was very thoughtful of her to make me feel included.