At NYLON, we take the business of modeling quite seriously, and by that we mean a fair amount of obsessing and keeping very close tabs on who is who in this ever-changing industry. We're behind the scenes at the latest Victoria's Secret campaign shoots, we're all up in their business backstage at New York Fashion Week, and if Cara Delevingne steps out of her apartment wearing something cool or, well, anything, we're on top of it. Though we're not quite ready to divert our attention from Cara, every season there is a new crop of hopefuls--the ones that may reach designer muse status--and we've gone over the stats so you know exactly who to pay attention to for fall '13. These runway stars have not only climbed their way to the top with key campaigns and major fashion shows, but their cool-girl vibes (we love a model that can work Chanel and Topshop) have earned them our NYLON stamp of approval. Check out our list of the eight top models to watch on the runway this season.
Cora Emmanuel, Somalia. Coolest Gig: Chanel Haute Couture spring '13. Our Prediction: Even though she's modeled Chanel couture, we can see her going the edgier Opening Ceremony route.
Ashleigh Good, New Zealand. Coolest Gig: She was one of Karl Lagerfeld's brides at Chanel Couture spring '13 and Givenchy's pre-fall lookbook. Our Prediction: She'll make the jump from runway to print editorial this season.
Edie Campbell, UK. Coolest Gig: Saint Laurent Collection Diary S/S '13. Our Prediction: There's no question about her future as a Burberry campaign star.
Codie Young, Australia. Coolest Gig: Valentino S/S '13 show. Our Prediction: We'll be seeing more red hair on the runway and in print, and it'll likely be hers.
Anais Pouliot, Canada. Coolest Gig: YSL beauty fall '12. Our Prediction: Get ready for her complete and under takeover of the industry.
Melissa Stasiuk, Argentina. Coolest Gig: H&M S/S '13 campaign. Our Prediction: She'll be the Freja Beha of 2013.
Nadja Bender, Denmark. Coolest Gig: Chloe S/S '13 campaign. Our Prediction: Campaigns, campaigns, campaigns.
Xioa Wen Ju, China (Shanxi Province). Coolest Gig: Marc Jacobs S/S '13 show. Our Prediction: The next designer muse.