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    the 10 models to know this season.

    by steff yotka · September 03, 2013
    New York Fashion Week is the first of the four major international fashion weeks, meaning it's a model's first chance to get noticed by casting directors, designers, editors, anyone! That said, more often than not, the biggest new faces often slip through the cracks at NYFW, only to be booked as high profile exclusives in Milan or Paris. (Like Karlie Kloss, for example.)

    To combat that we picked out the 10 new models to watch out for now, because they're going to be big deals when Fashion Week comes to a close. Check out our list and tell us which New York newbie your rooting for.

    Carla Ciffoni
    Home Turf: Argentina
    Agency: IMG Paris
    Ad Campaigns: Pablo Ramirez
    Runway Shows: Chanel Haute Couture, Miu Miu, Acne, Dries van Noten
    Why We Picked Her: She looks like so many supers that have come before her, like Sheila Marquez or Kasia Struss.

    Holly Rose Emery
    Home Turf: Auckland, New Zealand
    Agency: Next
    Runway Shows: Valentino Haute Couture, Elie Saab Haute Couture, Prada
    WhyWe Picked Her: Lindsey Wixson better watch her back, there is a new baby doll face in town.

    Sissi Hou
    Home Turf: Harbin, China
    Agency: IMG
    Runway Shows: Tibi, Kenzo
    Fun Fact: Loves Jazz Music
    Why We Picked Her: She's a favorite of highbrow editors and fun designers, meaning there's a big future for the Chinese model.

    Malaika Firth
    Home Turf: Kenya/United Kingdom
    Agency: New York Model Management
    Ad Campaigns: Prada, Burberry
    Runway Shows: Prada 
    Fun Fact: Sketches for Fun
    Why We Picked Her: Not only is she a Prada girl, but have you seen her cheekbones? Yeah, she's marked for greatness.

    Zlata Mangafic
    Home Turf: Bosnia
    Agency: IMG Paris
    Ad Campaigns: Versace Jeans, Versus
    Runway Shows: Celine, Acne, Chloe, Chanel, Valentino, Jil Sander, and more!
    Fun Fact: Appeared in Marc Jacobs Resort Lookbook with Jamie Bochert
    Why We Picked Her: Her grungy hair and deep set eyes are just the mix for designers who favor the cool girl, like Marc Jacobs or Celine.

    Kristine Froseth
    Home Turf: New Jersey/Norway
    Agency: Supreme Management
    Ad Campaigns: Prada, H&M
    Runway Shows: Prada
    Fun Fact: She's only 5'7" which is totally short for a model!
    Why We Picked Her: Even if she's only 5'7" she has the personality and poise of an Amazon.

    Gracie van Gastel
    Home Turf: Vancouver, Canada
    Agency: Ford Models
    Runway Shows: Hermes, Chanel, Saint Laurent
    Fun Fact: Muse to Hedi Slimane
    Why We Picked Her: The Hedi Slimane stamp of approval is a very valuable one to have.

    Talis Kyra
    Home Turf: Belgium
    Agency: Supreme
    Runway Shows: Balenciaga, Vionnet, L'Wren Scott, David Koma
    Fun Fact: Getting a Master's in Civil Engineering and Architecture
    Why We Picked Her: She's got the brains and the looks.

    Lena Hardt
    Home Turf: Germany
    Agency: DNA
    Ad Campaigns: Etro
    Runway Shows: Giles, Richard Nicoll
    Fun Fact: Has Appeared in Two Balenciaga Lookbooks
    Why We Picked Her: We hear that big things are on the horizon for the German babe.

    Lauren English

    Home Turf: Canada
    Agency: IMG
    Ad Campaigns: Strenesse
    Runway Shows: Elie Saab, Celine, Balenciaga
    Fun Fact: Addicted to the TV Show, Dexter
    Why We Picked Her: She has multi-year Celine contract written all over her.
    Tags: models, nylonfw, spring14, zlata_magnafic, kristine_froseth, carla_ciffoni, sissi_hou, gracie_van_gastel, holly_rose_emery, lauren_english, malaika_firth, talis_kyra, lena_hardt
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