Having made her modeling debut for Brazilian clothing brand Brandili Mundi last year, Gisele Bündchen’s niece Duda is launching her debut clothing range for the brand this July -- at the tender age of five.
Duda looks set to follow the success of her famous aunt, who has topped polls of the world’s highest paid supermodels for several years in a row -- and has even inherited the 31-year-old’s passion for the environment.
While Gisele is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme, Duda’s clothing range was designed and produced with eco-friendly materials. Germano Costa, the commercial and marketing director of Brandili Textil (parent company to Brandili Mundi) explained to Forbes April 16 Duda’s design process.
“She told us about her preferences on prints, cuts and details, and based on the briefing we received from her we came up with a collaborative collection. The pieces were all approved by Duda, whose romantic inspiration will no doubt catch girls’ eyes,” said Costa.Duda’s parents, Raquel Bündchen (Gisele’s sister) and Paulo Borges, were present at the shooting for the line’s campaign.
The five-year-old is the latest in a spate of youngsters being cited to watch as supermodels of the future, with Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford's 10-year-old daughter with former model Rande Gerber being unveiled as Young Versace's new face back in January. Meanwhile, Kate Moss's 13-year-old half-sister Lottie caught the world's attention as one of the bridesmaids at the supermodel's wedding back in July 2011 and has already been photographed by fashion photographer Andrea Carter-Bowman.