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Girl of the week: Maartje Verhoef

Girl of the week: Maartje Verhoef

The most used model of SS15


She's only just finished high school, yet her undeniably versatile face has graced the catwalk, and campaigns, of more designer brands that we care to mention... Remember the name Maartje Verhoef

Of all the faces to emerge from Spring/Summer 15 as ones-to-watch, 17-year-old Netherlands native Maartje Verhoef walked a staggering 66 shows and perhaps earned herself the season's 'top-model' crown.

"I didn't expect to walk this many shows," she tells WWD, continuing, "So when I found out that I had done the most, I was first surprised, and then, of course, really happy. It goes by so quickly; you don't process it all at once." 

"It was a huge change, I went from doing a show (or five) every day for the past month, to finally being able to rest and sleep well."

 Girl of the week: Maartje Verhoef

An accomplished campaign model at 17, Maartje poses on location for Valentino SS14

When asked about her finest moments from a busy season, she described closing at Hermès as, "a real highlight for me." Before explaining, "It was the last show of fashion week, so it felt like bringing the entire month to an end. It was a huge change afterward, as I went from doing a show (or five, ha!) every day for the past month, to finally being able to rest and sleep well that night."

 Girl of the week: Maartje Verhoef

The youngster also walked for Chanel's now-iconic SS15 protest display

She joins fellow Dutch faces such as Bette Franke, Daphne Groeneveld, Saskia de Brauw and Marte Mei van Haaster, with Verhoef having only just finished high school this summer, she also closed the shows for Victoria Beckham and Tommy Hilfiger and opened the prestigious Donna Karan show. As if that wasn't enough authentication onto the fashion scene, Victoria Beckham posted a photo of Maartje with the simple caption: "Love Maartje, xVB" to her 2.5 million Instagram followers... Perhaps just one indication that a new queen of the catwalk is born.

 Girl of the week: Maartje Verhoef

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 Girl of the week: Maartje Verhoef

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 Girl of the week: Maartje Verhoef

 Girl of the week: Maartje Verhoef

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