new york newbies
the 10 models to know this season.
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 CiffoniHome Turf: ArgentinaAgency: IMG ParisAd Campaigns: Pablo RamirezRunway Shows: Chanel Haute Couture, Miu Miu, Acne, Dries van NotenWhy We Picked Her: She looks like so many supers that have come before her, like Sheila Marquez or Kasia Struss.Holly Rose EmeryHome Turf: Auckland, New ZealandAgency: NextRunway Shows: Valentino Haute Couture, Elie Saab Haute Couture, PradaWhyWe Picked Her: Lindsey Wixson better watch her back, there is a new baby doll face in town.Sissi HouHome Turf: Harbin, ChinaAgency: IMGRunway Shows: Tibi, KenzoFun Fact: Loves Jazz MusicWhy We Picked Her: She’s a favorite of highbrow editors and fun designers, meaning there’s a big future for the Chinese model.Malaika FirthHome Turf: Kenya/United KingdomAgency: New York Model ManagementAd Campaigns: Prada, BurberryRunway Shows: Prada Fun Fact: Sketches for FunWhy We Picked Her: Not only is she a Prada girl, but have you seen her cheekbones? Yeah, she’s marked for greatness.Zlata MangaficHome Turf: BosniaAgency: IMG ParisAd Campaigns: Versace Jeans, VersusRunway Shows: Celine, Acne, Chloe, Chanel, Valentino, Jil Sander, and more!Fun Fact: Appeared in Marc Jacobs Resort Lookbook with Jamie BochertWhy 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 FrosethHome Turf: New Jersey/NorwayAgency: Supreme ManagementAd Campaigns: Prada, H&MRunway Shows: PradaFun 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 GastelHome Turf: Vancouver, CanadaAgency: Ford ModelsRunway Shows: Hermes, Chanel, Saint LaurentFun Fact: Muse to Hedi SlimaneWhy We Picked Her: The Hedi Slimane stamp of approval is a very valuable one to have.Talis KyraHome Turf: BelgiumAgency: SupremeRunway Shows: Balenciaga, Vionnet, L’Wren Scott, David KomaFun Fact: Getting a Master’s in Civil Engineering and ArchitectureWhy We Picked Her: She’s got the brains and the looks.Lena HardtHome Turf: GermanyAgency: DNAAd Campaigns: EtroRunway Shows: Giles, Richard NicollFun Fact: Has Appeared in Two Balenciaga LookbooksWhy We Picked Her: We hear that big things are on the horizon for the German babe.Lauren EnglishHome Turf: CanadaAgency: IMGAd Campaigns: StrenesseRunway Shows: Elie Saab, Celine, BalenciagaFun Fact: Addicted to the TV Show, DexterWhy We Picked Her: She has multi-year Celine contract written all over her.