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Binx Walton: Fashion never took my fancy

Binx Walton: Fashion never took my fancy

Binx Walton's only relationship to modelling before she was discovered was having a cat called Iman.

The model shot into the limelight when she appeared in Céline's Spring/Summer 14 campaign and since then she hasn't looked back, working with the likes of Chanel and Balmain. While many girls dream of a life on the catwalk it wasn't something Binx ever thought about, with her knowledge of fashion somewhat lacking at first too.

"Non-existent really," she told of her relationship with fashion before she was discovered. "My sister was into it so we watched the Victoria’s Secret show and my mom named one of our cats Iman after the model... Oh, and The Tyra [Banks] Show haha.”

Binx was so shocked to be approached by the industry that her initial reaction was to presume model scouts wanted to talk to her sister. Now she's happy to be part of the fashion family, although she's hinted it isn't always as tight as some would have people believe.

"No," she said, when asked if any established stars have given her tips. "Most older models are too caught up with themselves to care if you aren’t already big. But Cat McNeil I’ve known since my first season and she was always there to help."

The star has dipped her toe into the world of design too, thanks to a collaboration with Superga. She created a sneaker line for the company and also helped with the accompanying campaign, something which was a lot of fun but also hard at times. It taught her a lot about the art of compromise apart from anything else.

"Working with any company there’s a lot of give and take and coming to a mutual understanding is sometimes difficult," she explained. "(The) design process and campaign process were equally challenging.”

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