Last year was the year that Gigi Hadid entered the supermodel league, cleaning up major campaigns and walking for the likes of Chanel and being cast in high end editorial slots. So who are the models to look out for this year? Meet the new faces you are bound to see a lot of over the next 12 months, from the newcomers to the soon-to-be supers...
- Alaia Baldwin
Instagram stats: 16.4k
CV in brief: Hailey Baldwin's big sister Alaia Baldwin is the new famous offspring on the modelling block, having just signed with a modelling agency, State Management. The agency said when they signed her: "We found Alaia to be extremely down to earth, and we believe she is a person that is relatable to all generations — a rare quality that is not always easy to find."
- Leomie Anderson
Instagram stats: 35.5k followers
CV in brief: You might recognise Leomie from the 2011 reality show The Model Agency. She has walked in big shows such as Moshino and Oscar de la Renta, but in November had her major breakthrough when she was cast to walk in the Victoria's Secret Show.
- Line Brems
Instagram stats: 18.4k followers
CV in brief: Danish model Line Brems has been called 'the next Cara.' It has something to do with the brows. Line has said of the Cara comparisons: "It’s flattering to be compared to Cara; I think she’s very beautiful, but I don’t think we actually look alike!”
- Lineisy Montero
Insta stats: 24.8k
CV in brief: Ok so Lineisy isn't a model to watch, but she is bound to be one of the key faces of 2016. She walked an epic 23 shows at New York Fashion Week including Givenchy, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach and many, many more. After only six months of modelling she landed a Teen Vogue cover named as one of fashion's new faces.
- Ruth Bell
Instagram stats: 11.7k
CV in brief: The 19-year-old with the blonde buzz cut had a major Spring Summer 2016 season, walking for Gucci, Versace, Pucci and Max Mara (to name a few.) She starred in Saint Lauren's Cruise 2016 campaign, shot by Hedi Slimane. She also is in Burberry's Spring Summer 2016 campaign line up alongside her sister May Bell who is also a key face to watch for 2016.
- Cierra Skye
Instagram stats: 1.8k
CV in brief: Cierra's modelling career began on Marc Jacobs' Fall 2015 runway show. She then landed an MJ ad campaign with Molly Bair and Julia Nobis. She has got Carine Roitfeld's approval, as she starred in a Harpers Bazaar editorial.
- Immy Waterhouse
Instagram stats: 55.4k
CV in brief: Suki Waterhouse's younger sister Immy signed to Next Models in 2014, and has been on the front row at Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger. She's also now working on her acting career in Hollywood.
- Eliza Fairbanks
Instagram stats: She has a private Instagram - how very Kate Moss.
CV in brief: Eliza is a model from Kent signed to EstablishedModels. Burberry have a habit of spotting Great British talent, and she is starring in their SS16 campaign which was covered live on their Snapchat.
- Iris Law
CV in brief: Jude law and Sadie Frost's daughter Iris Law, 15, made her modelling debut this December in the latest campaign for Illustrated People x Violetta Fancies You PJs. Something tells us she might follow in her brother Rafferty's footsteps and become a model.
- Greta Varlese
Instagram stats: 23.5k followers
CV in brief: Italian model Greta Varlese is signed to The Model Management and walked for the likes of Chanel, Prada, Valentino, Celine and Balenciaga in the Spring Summer 2016 shows. She is starring alongside Lara Stone, Candice Swanepoel and Gemma Ward in Givenchy's Spring Summer 2016 campaign and is a face of Prada.
- Leela Goldkuhl
Instagram stats: 23.5k followers
CV in brief: Leila has gone from appearing in the 19th season of America's Next Top Model, to being a face of Givenchy after making her fashion week debut walking in the Spring Summer 2016 show in New York. Pretty impressive.
- Pooja Mor
Instagram stats: 12.3k followers
CV in brief: Pooja made her runway debut in 2015 at Louis Vuitton's cruise show in Palm Springs, and went onto walk at major shows during SS16 including the Givenchy in New York, Dolce in Milan and Alexander McQueen in Paris. The question is which campaign will she land first?
- Bella Hadid
Instagram stats: 1.9 million
CV in brief: We know, Bella Hadid is hardly an up and coming model but she is set to be one of the key faces of 2016. Gigi's sister she signed to IMG models in 2014 and has walked for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Missoni and Giles. Something tells us that like her sister Gigi, she'll clean up in the Spring Summer 2016 campaigns...
- Estelle Chen
Instagram stats: 19.4k followers
CV in brief: Estelle has walked for the likes of Dior, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Chloe and Dolce. Oh and she's really got the selfie thing down. See her blog over on her agency.
- Imaan Hammam
Instagram stats: 145k followers
CV in brief: If you don’t know the name, you’ll recognise the face. 2015 was a great year for Imaan Hammam, with turns on the catwalk for Chanel, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry Prorsum. This year is set to be even bigger for the Dutch model, who has just been announced as the new face of online shopping platform Label.
- Yasmin Wijnaldum
Instagram stats: 3.5k followers
CV in brief: 17-year-old Yasmin has already clocked up catwalk appearances for brands like Chloé, Valentino, Giambattista Valli and Lanvin. She’s currently starring in Prada’s S/S ’16 campaign alongside Natalia Vodianova and Sasha Pivovarova.
- Vanessa Moody
Instagram stats: 32.3k followers
CV in brief: 19-year-old Vanessa is an all-American beauty who’s already been compared to the likes of Cindy Crawford and Karlie Kloss. She’s been modelling since she was just 17, and has recently been announced as the new face of Michael Kors.
- Grace Hartzel
Instagram stats: 22.5k followers
CV in brief: Scouted by Mary and Jeff Clarke, the agents who discovered Karlie Kloss, Grace has been modelling since she was 14 (no awkward teenage phase here). The Saint Laurent campaign star and muse is obsessed with Japanese animé, and often shares ‘kawaii’-style pictures on her Instagram account.
- Pyper America Smith
Instagram stats: 576k followers
CV in brief: Baby sister to Instagram’s favourite male model, Lucky Blue Smith, 18-year-old Pyper America walked her first runway shows last season, and has already featured in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Moncler. She also plays bass in family band The Atomics, alongside her brother and sisters Starlie Cheyenne and Daisy Clementine.
- Mathilde Brandi
Instagram stats: 8.5k followers
CV in brief: Scouted while studying drama in her native Denmark, Mathilde stands at 5 foot 8, making her shorter than the average runway star. Not that this seems to be holding her back - Mathilde has walked for the likes of Céline, Isabel Marant and Missoni.
- Lameka Fox
Instagram stats: 7k followers
CV in brief: After reading about IMG’s digital scouting campaign last summer, Lameka decided to give it ago, tagging a handful of Instagram snaps with the campaign hashtag. It took less than 24 hours for the agency to contact her – and a couple of months later she made her debut on the runway at Marc Jacobs.
- Aya Jones
Instagram stats: 37.6k followers
CV in brief: Parisian Aya was first spotted on the Rue du Rivoli, and kicked off her career by walking exclusively for Prada in Milan. She’s since walked for the likes of Moschino, Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Sonia Rykiel. If she wasn’t a model, she’d be a nurse, according to an interview with iD.
- Lottie Moss
Instagram stats: 46.2k followers
CV in brief: It’s fair to say that Kate’s 17-year-old half sister Lottie has been genetically blessed. She first caught the eye of model scouts when she appeared as a bridesmaid in Kate’s wedding photos (in American Vogue, no less) and has since starred in campaigns for Calvin Klein and editorials for Dazed and Confused. Her most recent Vogue shoot sees her posing alongside fellow famous sisters, Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner.
- Freya Lawrence
Instagram stats: 3.1k followers
CV in brief: Brit model Freya starred in Céline’s headline-grabbing S/S ’15 campaign (alongside an un-airbrushed Joan Didion) and has caught the attention of photographers like Jamie Hawkesworth. She’s best of pals with fellow model Lucan Gillespie – they even share friendship bracelets. Aww.
- Avery Blanchard
Instagram stats: 13.8k followers
CV in brief: A former beauty queen in her home state of North Caroline, baby-faced Avery has swapped pageants for the runway, walking for big names like Gucci, Burberry Prorsum and Miu Miu.
- Allyson Chalmers
Instagram stats: 1.57k followers
CV in brief: Like Lameka Fox, Allyson Chalmers is a graduate of IMG's Instagram casting campaign. Since signing with the agency (barely a day after she posted the selfies to Instagram), she's walked for Gucci, Dior and Valentino. She's currently the ethereal face of Christopher Kane's pre-fall collection.
- Natalie Westling
Instagram stats: 47k followers
CV in brief: 18 year old Natalie is a pal of fellow rising star Binx Walton. Despite her young age, she already has a host of impressive campaigns under her belt, and is currently the ethereal face of the Alexander McQueen S/S'16 campaign.
28. Ari Westphal
Ari Westphal / Instagram
Instagram stats: 6.5k followers
CV in brief: At just 21 years old, Brazilian model Ari has already starred in the Chloe SS16 campaign and has been spotted in a number of AW16 shows (on both sides of the pond) including most recently, Barbara Casasola. What we particularly love about her is her reponse to the question: what would you do if you weren't a model? Be a farmer. Stellar.
Dilone / Instagram
Instagram stats: 7.9k followers
CV in brief: Dilone starred at Victoria Beckham in one of the show's key pieces, the bustier dress. She's got 'star' writ large, hence the mono-moniker. Model mononymous.
Yuka Mannami / Instagram
Instagram stats: 90.4k followers
CV in brief: Sweet-faced Japanese model Yuka is about to storm the season's biggest catwalks. With nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, she's a social sensation in the making.
Alanna Arrington / Instagram
Instagram stats: 11.4k followers
CV in brief: First out at Altuzarra, one of New York Fashion Week's most hotly anticipated shows, Alanna also walked the Diane Von Furstenberg mega-model catwalk.
Teddy Quinlivan / Instagram
Instagram stats: 2.8k followers
CV in brief: On exclusive at Louis Vuitton in Paris last season, she's now doing the rounds for the hottest designers. Note: she made two exits at Victoria Beckham. Queen of the stats.
Katherine Moore / Instagram
Instagram stats: 2.7k followers
CV in brief: Moore is THE one to watch. A fresh-faced blonde plucked from obscurity, her long hair was sliced off by hair god Guido Palau and then dyed a shade best described as 'synthetic red.' The transformation catapulted her on to the leader board at Alexander Wang. THe sky's the limit...
See the models on the runway in the gallery below...