Linden Staub x Who What Wear UK
Fashion Changemakers: 7 of the Coolest Women Doing the Coolest Things
by Hannah Almassi
"TARA AND ESTHER OF LINDEN STAUB
Model agents and agencies have been on the bad end of many a fashion furor recently, but there are a growing number of companies that really do fight to make a difference in an industry bogged down by bureaucracy and traditions. One such business—and a source our entire team turns to time and again for fresh model faces, cool girls for takeovers and to generally be inspired by—is Linden Staub. Established in 2016 by Tara Le Roux and Esther Kinnear-Derungs, the ethos of this model agency is like any other: With over 10 years experience in the industry as bookers, they had seen firsthand the unfair treatment of models (particularly young girls) and they set out to disrupt the system. Now this manifests in many ways, from looking to more diverse, hand-picked casting to this week announcing that it will be the first agency to stand as an anti-fur one—none of their models are to model fur in any job.
Their girls are often polymaths with stories to tell, which means you've got more than just a round-up of pretty faces here. Linden Staub keep their roster small and select, allowing each and every signing to be fully tended to and carefully guided through what can be a very complicated, political industry. The meteoric rise of models such as Maxim Magnus provides proof of the this renewed approach can and does work."