Ella Verberne's IMG showcard. All Images/via models.com

There’s less than a week to go until the first New York Fashion Week of 2012 and the show packages have been rolling out. You’ll be pleased to note that there are a few New Zealanders (or at least a few we’re claiming as our own) cards in amongst the bunch, most notably one from international-show-first-timer and last week’s Model I met and liked, Ella Verberne – who, as you can see from the above, is newly signed to IMG New York.

Other New Zealand models to watch out for? Last year’s top 10 newcomer of the year, Emily Baker, and Jessica Clarke – hot off the Victoria’s Secret catwalk. (Showcards below.) Keep an eye out for a few Kiwis I haven’t seen showcards for (yet), but know are in New York (or should be!): Clyne’s Yasmin Bidois – who recently signed with Ford NY, Grace Hollows (Elite) and Michael Whittaker (DNA). Also, take note of Red 11′s Caitlin Lomax – the Australian-born of whom we’ve adopted as our own, and Alina Levichkina – whose face you will recognise from the long periods of time she’s spent in New Zealand.

Finally, I’ll be keeping my radar on a few of my favourite new Australian girls this season – Dempsey Stewart (though I’m not sure if she’s doing the shows), Chrystal Copland and the very new but very upwardly mobile, Jemma Baines.

Who will you be looking out for?

Good luck to all the New Zealanders!

Emily Baker.

Jessica Clarke.

Alina Levichkina.

Caitlin Lomax.

Chrystal Copland.

Jemma Baines.