Model Behaviour: Marte Mei van Haaster

Ahead of Paris Fashion Week, the Dutch model talks about her favourite outfit of the season so far and the weather in Milan

Photography by Karen Langley.

From Amsterdam, you'll already have seen Dutch beauty Marte Mei van Haaster in Spring/Summer 12's Lanvin campaign, lensed by the legendary Steven Meisel. As well as the punchy Balenciaga Pre-Fall 12 online publicity, also by the photographer. Ahead of Paris, the model has already had a brilliant season, walking over 25 runways, for designers including Narciso Rodriguez, Christopher Kane and Versace.

I was wearing an embroidered army jacket at McQ. It was so minimal and strong on one side and so fine and fragile on the other; a great use of textiles. It’s exactly what I love in clothing

Dazed Digital: How has your fashion week been so far?
Marte Mei van Haaster: In general, it’s been INSANE! I have been racing from one show to the other. But Milan has been a lot more chilled and I have had some time to rest and get ready for shows in Paris.

DD: What's been today's highlight?
Marte Mei van Haaster: My little lunchbreak in the park. The weather has been nice in Milan and this is one of the first moments outside I have had in the last couple of weeks. I enjoyed every minute of it!

DD: What Autumn/Winter 12 looks have you worn so far that you've loved?
Marte Mei van Haaster: I was wearing an embroidered army jacket at McQ. It was so minimal and strong on one side and so fine and fragile on the other; a great use of textiles. It’s exactly what I love in clothing.

DD: What have you enjoyed about Milan?
Marte Mei van Haaster: The Versace show! I was really looking forward to it as I only did the H&M Versace show last season and not the one in Milan. Then I did more shows and a Marni fitting. I was counting down to the Marni fitting as it’s probably my favourite brand...

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