Michael Whittaker (right) backstage at Damir Doma. Image/Sonny Vandevelde.

Incase you hadn’t noticed, there have been a couple of Kiwis repping our country at the shows in Paris this month – first up, freshly off his catwalk-modelling hiatus – Michael Whittaker. The guy managed to nab himself a total of 5 shows: Julius, Damir Doma, Thom Browne, Balenciaga and Comme des Garcons (the latter in which he closed). Not too bad, not too bad at all.

Next up, new face on the scene Anmari Botha has shown up at three Couture events so far – Christophe Jose, Giambattista Valli and the Givenchy presentation. Pretty good for a girl who popped up in New Zealand mere months ago.

Other notable – Caitlin Lomax (who is Australian but who lists local Red Eleven as her mother agency, so it semi counts…) – has had a pretty stellar run over this last year, and this time she booked Chanel again.

Well done to all the New Zealanders (and pseudo-New Zealanders) reppin’ us overseas. Bring on womenswear!

Note: Usual New Zealand catwalk suspects Jessica Clarke and Emily Baker both had commitments which prevented them from attending the Couture shows. On the men’s side, show favourite Aiden Andrews has been forced to sit this season out so far – he’s recovering from an unfortunate skateboard accident.

PS: Please tell me at least one of you out there got the title to the post!

Michael Whittaker at Comme des Garcons. Images/gq.com

Anmari Botha at Christophe Josse. Image/Francois Guillot via tfs.

Caitlin Lomax at Chanel. Image/via tfs.