Model Karly Loyce And Her Rise With Céline

Natural hair is in!  Seen in print advertising, on social media, runways, and on Karly Loyce, one of the many faces of Céline. The model can be seen sporting her natural ‘fro in the brand’s simplistic shots.

Loyce had an amazing spring season walking for Chanel, Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney to name a few, as she continues to dominate Céline ads with poise, grace, and noted representation.

The Martinique native, represented by Women Management New York, has become one of the few faces to diversify the runway in quite a while. She started her career in Paris after being scouted on the street, and had her first big break walking the Céline Fall/Winter 2015 show. From there, she’s been the girl with the ‘fro, in many of the brand’s print advertisements.

Céline, a french label, landed itself in hot water in 2013, when it did not cast a single black model in its runway show. As a result, it faced a boycott from one of fashion’s greatest, Iman.

Of course, in 2015, the label brought along Binx Walton, Lineisy Montero, and Karly Loyce for its F/W 2015 show, and Karly has been represented in their advertisements ever since. This was Loyce’s big break.

Walton and Montero have been represented and walked in major fashion labels shows before, so how did Loyce make it to Céline? According to Style.com, it was Loyce’s “poise” that impressed Céline’s head designer, Phoebe Philo. The model just signed with an agency, transitioning from biology student to model for the Juergen Teller-photographed Céline campaign.

Though a model, Karly Loyce is finishing up her degree in Biology in France.

Her unique natural look has landed her some of the best Céline ads, featuring both, her afro and braided hair styles. The Parisian model is a face to remember.

Shonette Reed

Fashion Writer

Shonette Reed is a Los Angeles based blogger and journalist with a journalism and integrated Media degree from Biola University. She has worked in the fashion industry as a freelance writer for ForHarriet.com and a public relations intern for Liberate Apparel. Her main goal in the fashion industry is to continue to bring more women of color to the media, showing that the fashion industry has diversity worth celebrating.