new york newbies

the 10 models to know this season.

by steff yotka

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.

Carla Ciffoni @ IMG

Gracie van Gastel @ FORD

Malaika Firth @ New York Models

Holly Rose Emery @ NEXT

Kristine Froseth @ Supreme

Lauren Engligh @ IMG

Lena Hardt @ DNA

Sissi Hou @ IMG

Talis Kyra @ Supreme

Zlata Magnafic @ IMG