There are plenty of things to be excited about come fall '13— plaid skirts at Chanel and Moschino, oversized jackets at Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang, and extreme colorblocking at Rag & Bone and DKNY— but the latest trend to emerge for next season actually has less to do with your closet and more to do with your iTunes library.
Musicians like Crystal Castles' Alice Glass and L.A. girl group Warpaint have temporarily traded the stage for the camera this fall, testing their modeling chops for some of our favorite brands. Glass sports cornrows and a piercing stare for McQ's collection of punk-inspired pieces, proving that her trademark onstage intensity definitely doesn't leave when the show is over. Considering the frontwoman is signed with Next Models and is already a favorite of Hedi Slimane, it was only a matter of time until she landed her first gig. Glass is joined by fellow modeling newcomers, the LA band Warpaint, who rep Calvin Klein Jeans' downtown vibe in the color-drenched ads.
Then there's the batch of old pros who straddle the music-model worlds, like Karen Elson. The English supermodel-cum-singer fronts Lover's romantic, ethereal campaign. With her flame-red hair and delicate beauty, there's really no better muse for the Australian label's first-ever campaign. Rounding out the group is Louis Simonon, the model-musician son of The Clash bassist Paul Simonon. The Londoner already lent his face to everyone from Topman to Kurt Geiger, and now Phillip Lim has snatched him up this time around.
So does this mean that Fashion Week might include some special musical guests? Fingers crossed...but in the meantime, check out the newest crop of multitaskers below.