24 New Wave Models Taking the Fashion World by Storm

by The Daily Front Row

We decided to list the fabulous faces heating things up on the runway and making their place in the fashion world. Here is the new wave round up of the fashion models to look out for this season.

1. Candice Huffine

Candice Huffine

Hails From The Washington, D.C., area
Sign Libra
Big Break Being featured on a cover of Vogue Italia
in 2011
Has Appeared in Vogue Italia, V Magazine, and Glamour
Passion Avid runner and founder of Project Start, an initiative to inspire women to start running
Follower Count 220K
Personal Project Founded activewear line Day/Won

2. Anwar Hadid

Anwar Hadid

Hails From Malibu, California
Sign Cancer
Follower Count 2.4M
Family Business Modeling. Perhaps you’ve heard of his big sisters Gigi and Bella and his mom, Yolanda?
Campaign Coups Zadig & Voltaire, HUGO, Topman
Runway Debut Moschino Resort ’17

3. Ariel Nicholson

Ariel Nicholson

Hails From Park Ridge, New Jersey
Big Break Raf Simons hand-picked her for Calvin Klein’s Spring ’18 show as a high school sophomore; she’s also appeared in the brand’s campaigns
Early Exposure In eighth grade, she appeared in PBS doc Growing Up Trans, discussing how she switched pronouns and began taking estrogen in fifth grade.
Glossy Work LOVE cover shot by Mert & Marcus; editorials in Vogue and W
Academic Goal: Studying sociology or poli-sci in college

4. Fran Summers

Fran Summers

Hails From Yorkshire, England
Campaign Coups Prada, Chloé, Versace, Coach, Burberry, Moschino, Sacai
Catwalk Highlights Walked the Couture shows for Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy, Dior, and more
Glossy Covers Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, Interview
Definitely Not Jaded “When you walk out onto a Valentino catwalk, you hear audible gasps—I spent the whole thing trying not to cry,” Summers told Vogue UK in 2018.

4. Dylan Fender

Dylan Fender

Hails from: Palo Cedro, a town in NorCal
Sign: Leo
Campaign Trail: Fendi, Coach, Berluti
Editorial Cameos: Numero, Vogue Italia, Icon

6. Adut Akech Bior

Adut Akech Bior

How would you describe the past year?
It’s been a whirlwind, and every day is a new adventure that I’m excited to go on. I’m so grateful for all the people who have shown me support. Really can’t say thank you enough to everyone in this industry.

What are you goals now?
Just to be the best me I can be and work hard for my family’s future.

How do you like to relax?
I chill out at home with friends or visit my favorite cafés

7. Kit Butler

Kit Butler

Hails From Oxford, England
Big Break A retired model-turned-agent was learning to fly a helicopter at the airfield where Butler worked with his uncle, urged Butler to meet with his agency. He got signed immediately.
Former Hobby Rugby. “I’m actually not allowed to play anymore. My agency has asked me to stop in case I break my nose,” Butler told Vogue UK in 2018.
Female Model Comparison Cara Delevingne
Campaign Coups Armani, Burberry, Ralph Lauren
Runway Debut Opening a Coach show
Dream Gig A Tommy x Gigi–type collab
Brood A brother and a sister, both “super academic and book smart”

8. Abby Champion

Abby Champion

Hails From Birmingham, Alabama
Sign Pisces
Follower Count 370K
Campaign and Cover Coups Marc Jacobs Beauty Spring ’18 ads; Vogue Spain
Famous BFF Charlotte D’Alessio, with whom she created a YouTube channel, Charlotte & Abby
Famous BF Patrick Schwarzenegger, whom she’s dated since 2016
Beauty Queens Abby’s sister, fellow model Baskin, was crowned Miss Alabama in 2014; both Abby and Baskin participated in Sports Illustrated’s 2018 Swimsuit Edition casting call. Those Champion genes!
Double Dates Baskin was linked to Bieber last year. The matchmaker? Bieber’s pal, Patrick.

9.  Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow

Hails From Toronto raised, Jamaican roots
What’s in a name Born Chantelle Brown-Young, Winnie is indeed a nod to Winnie the Pooh; the nickname started as a joke among friends and it stuck.
Harlow, as in Jean Harlow “I’m a really big Marilyn Monroe fan, but I didn’t want to use Monroe, because that felt cheesy. But Jean Harlow was one of Marilyn’s really big career inspirations,” the model told The Daily.
Big Break America’s Next Top Model contestant in 2013; cameo in Beyoncé’s 2016 Lemonade video
Follower count 5.5M

10. Leomie Anderson

Leomie Anderson

Hails From London
Proof of Persistence Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2015—third time (auditioning) is the charm, right?
Follower Count 266K
Campaign Coups Pat McGrath Labs, Fenty Beauty, Redken, Uniqlo, Topshop, Jones New York
Runway Debut Marc Jacobs
Other Major Catwalks Chloé, Tom Ford, Moschino, Fenty Puma, Yeezy
Side Hustle Launched her fashion line, LAPP, in 2016
Next Acts Wants to eventually leave the fashion biz to host a documentary and be a TV presenter

11Jhona Burjack

Jhona Burjack

Hails From Brazil
Sign Libra
Catwalk Cameos Moschino, Emporio Armani, Philipp Plein, Dolce & Gabbana
Follower Count 266K

12. Duckie Thot

Duckie Thot

Hails From Melbourne, Australia; her parents escaped Sudan’s Civil War before arriving in Oz
Full Name Nyadak Thot
Big Break Came in third place on Season 8 of Australia’s Next Top Model, then moved to Brooklyn to start her career
Follower Count 1.1M
Runway Debut Yeezy Spring ’17
Campaign Coups L’Oreal Paris, Balmain, Fenty Beauty, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta
Hoop Dreams If she weren’t modeling, Thot has said she’d want to be a pro basketball player.

13. Alton Mason

Alton Mason

Hails From All over — he spent his childhood between 11 European countries
Sign Scorpio
Big Break The Yeezy Season 3 show in 2016
Follower Count 153K
Brand Relationships Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Yeezy
Fancy Footwork Can really dance, a skill that’s been put to use in some of his modeling gigs

14. Paloma Elsesser

Paloma Elsesser

Hails From Canada. She was raised in L.A., and is of African-American and Chilean-Swiss descent
Big Break Discovered by Pat McGrath
Follower Count 197K
Education The New School
Campaign Coups Glossier, Nike, Fenty Beauty, ASOS, H&M
Glossy Covers Fronted Vogue Arabia with Ashley Graham; shared British Vogue cover with Halima Aden, Adut Akech Bior, and Vittoria Ceretti
Runway Debut Eckhaus Latta
Change Agent Utilizes Instagram to powerfully promote body positivity

15. Charlotte Lawrence

Charlotte Lawrence

Hails From L.A.
Bona Fides The model-turned-singer-songwriter dropped her first EP, Young, in the fall
Famous Genes Mom is Scrubs and Cougar Town actress Christa; dad, Bill Lawrence, created both shows
Big Break V’s January/February cover, shot by Inez & Vinoodh
Follower Count 562K
Famous Pals Kaia Gerber, Charlotte D’Alessio, Kit Keenan, Talita von Furstenberg

16. Josie Canseco

Josie Canseco

Hails From Weston, Florida
Sign Scorpio
Big Break Josie made her debut on American Exes reality show
Follower Count 429K
Glossy Cameos Teen Vogue, LOVE, Playboy
Brand Clients Aéropostale, Urban Outfitters
Parental Lowdown Mom is former Playboy model Jessica Canseco; dad is professional baseball player José Canseco

17. Denek K

Denek K

Full Name Denek Kania
Soul Artist Management
Runway Roster Jeremy Scott, Moschino, Philipp Plein
Well Gloved The avid boxer punches it out regularly.

18. Gisele Fox

Gisele Fox

Hails From Seattle; her family moved to Italy during her tween years
Big Break Closed the Spring ’18 Prada show
Campaign Coups Coach, Versace, and Prada
First Glossy Cover Scored one of Interview’s nine David Sims–lensed March 2018 covers, featuring the season’s emerging models
Runway Debut Seattle Fashion Week
Renaissance Woman Dabbles in photography, video editing, and knitting, among other pursuits
Party Trick Bending her fingers backward at a 90-degree angle…ouch, girl!

19. Mahany Pery

Mahany Pery

Hails From Rio de Janeiro
Catwalk Debut Phillip Lim
Also Walked For Dolce Gabbana, Lemaire, Sally LaPointe, Vionnet, Cushnie et Ochs
Editorial Cameos Elle Brazil, Elle Germany, Vogue Italia, Document Journal, Dazed
Campaign Trail Adidas Y-3, Fenty Beauty, Givenchy

20. Une Jonynaite

Une Jonynaite

Hails From Lithuania
Nickname Une-J
Catwalk Debut Alexander Wang
Also Walked For Narciso Rodriguez, Gareth Pugh, Fendi Haute Couture Sportsmax, Cedric Charlier
Editorial Cameos AnOther Magazine, L’Officiel Russia
Campaign Trail Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang

21. Bomi Youn

Bomi Youn

Hails From Seoul
Big Break Walking in a JW Anderson show
Other Catwalk Appearances Couture shows for Giambattista Valli and Jean Paul Gaultier; RTW for Kenzo, Moschino, Valentino

22. Michi Delane

Michi Delane


Hails From Asheville, North Carolina
Name is Pronounced Mickey, as in Mickey Mouse
Big Break Scouted at a music festival
Runway Work Chloé, Chanel, Valentino, Hermès, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Jacquemus, Alberta Ferretti, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Victor & Rolf, Stella McCartney, Emilio Pucci
Editorial Cameos Vogue Brazil, Marie Claire Italy, Elle Italia, Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, Numero,
CR Fashion Book

23. Primrose Archer

Primrose Archer

Hails From Worcestershire, England
Rustic Roots Grew up one of 10 siblings on a working farm, working daily with chickens and cattle
Muse To Steven Meisel, who’s working with Archer on a slew of projects still under wraps
Covers and Campaigns Vogue UK’s December cover and a Marc Jacobs campaign, both shot by Meisel

24. Lulu Tenney

Lulu Tenney

Big Break Lulu was scouted on the street by her now-manager while walking in Manhattan.
Runway Standout The Calvin Klein exclusive has opened the brand’s past three shows
Also Seen In Multiple Vogue Italia shoots, lensed by Steven Meisel; i-D and Vogue China

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