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13 New Models To Name-Drop In 2017

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Gigi, Bella and Kendall may have ruled the catwalk in 2016, but a new crop of models are set to steal the limelight next Fashion Week. Because, even Mossy and Naomi Campbell were 'ones-to-watch' once upon a time…

Faretta

Instagram / @lafaretta / Alexander McQueen SS17

SS17 shows walked? 35

CV cheat sheet... Saint Laurent? Alexander McQueen? Chanel? Faretta was the one to watch last season. At just 19-years-old, she's well on her way to supermodel stardom - with Victoria Beckham joking on Instagram she wished she looked Croatian-born star. Um, and is anyone else getting serious Lily James vibes?

Soundbite...Her Fashion Week ritual? ‘I write in a diary every day about what happened to me in the past 24 hours,’ she tells the New York Times. To unwind after catwalk season, she would prefer to 'travel to some tropical country or to Norway and watch the Northern Lights under a glass dome.’

Insta-following...10K/@lafaretta

Zhenya

SS17 shows walked? 15

CV cheat sheet...The Ukrainian model opened three huge shows last season – Prabal Gurung, Nina Ricci and Erdem. She’s multi-talented too – a Karate champion and studying Interior design when she’s not on the runway.

Fash-fact...Zhenya admits Tyra Banks is her career guidance councillor. Telling US Vogue: ‘ I have always been interested in modeling; when I was a child, I watched America’s Next Top Model religiously!’

Insta-following... 3K / zhenya_migovych

Frederikke Sofie

Gambattista Valli SS17

SS17 shows walked? 31

CV cheat sheet...The 17-year-old Scandi model on the rise. You may not know her name (yet), but you’ll have definitely spotted her face on the biggest AW16 campaigns - including Chloé, Missoni and Zara. Her off-duty style has grabbed the attention from the street style paps too. The honey blonde pre-Raphaelite curls + her signature geek-chic specs = major fall fashion goals. Click here for six things you need to know about Frederikke Sofie.

Fash-fact... She was first scouted by 2pm modelling agency when she was 14-years-old, whilst attending a concert in her hometown in Copenhagen.

Insta-following...29.2K / @frederikkesofie

Selena Forrest

Chanel Métiers d'Art pre-AW17

SS17 shows walked? 49

CV cheat sheet... The 17-year-old one-to-watch has had a very busy year already – from walking alongside Cara Delevingne and co at Chanel’s 13th annual Metier’s d’Art show to becoming the latest face for Proenza Schouler. Although the Louisiana-born star reveals she still gets starstruck at Fashion Week. ‘I have a huge crush on Zendaya, so meeting her at Louis Vuitton was one of my favorite run-ins.’

Soundbite...'She’s a natural beauty with a very modern quality,’ Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the design duo behind Proenza Schouler said. ‘She can be both slightly masculine and feminine. She’s our favorite girl out there.’

Insta-following...7K / @selenaforrest

Alicia Burke

Dolce & Gabbana SS17

SS17 shows walked? 12

CV cheat sheet...The 22-year-old New York-based, Jamaican-born model has had an impressive season – walking for the likes of Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbanna and Tommy Hilfiger. Currently signed to the same modelling agency in London as Neelam Gill, Alicia is poised for great things in 2017.

Insta-following... 3K / @alicia.burke.14

Jena Goldsack

Instagram / @jenagoldsack

CV cheat sheet... Goldsack is our latest Insta-obsession. The Cornwall native has charmed top fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, posed alongside Bella Hadid and starred in campaigns for Versus Versace and Iceberg.

Fash-fact...Her dream gig? The Victoria’s Secret Show. Watch this space!

Insta-following...100K / @jenagoldsack

Megan Williams

Megan walking Victoria's Secret 2016 fashion show in Paris

CV cheat sheet...Williams was one of the few British models to be cherry-picked for this year’s star-studded Victoria’s Secret Show in Paris. Her modelling story draws similarities to Kate Moss' – after being scouted in her local McDonalds in Surrey when she was 14, she was immediately signed to Storm modelling agency. FYI: Megan’s Instagram feed serves up some pretty serious fitspo.

Soundbite... ‘Career wise I’m always inspired by the 90’s super models who are still so glamorous, confident and sexy,’ she told Yahoo! Style. ‘I love Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer’.

Insta-following... 205k / @meganmayw

Alanna Arrington

Alanna Arrington walking for Preen By Thornton Bregazzi AW16

SS17 shows walked? 31

CV cheat sheet... Alanna was a hot topic during the SS17 shows (as well as having the best curly hair in the biz). The 17-year-old highlights include opening for Altuzarra in AW16 (her runway debut) and walking the VS runway for the first time this year. Not bad for an Iowa-native who’s still in high-school!

Fash-fact...She was scouted by Jeff and Mary Clarke, who discovered mega-model, Karlie Kloss.

Insta-following... 47K / @alannaarrington

Grace Elizabeth

Kenzo SS17

SS17 shows walked? 17

CV cheat sheet... Grace Elizabeth is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. Signed to Next management, the 19-year-old star is set to have a stellar year after donning her (pink) wings on the VS runway in December and opening Tory Burch’s show last season at NYFW.

Soundbite...'Fashion isn’t a huge thing in my town,’ Elizabeth told US Vogue. ‘As an outsider looking in, the industry looks so easy and glamorous, and then when I became a part of this crazy world I realized it requires a lot of hard work and dedication.’

Insta-following... 92K / @lovegrace_e

Elfie Reigate

Alexander McQueen SS17

SS17 walked? 1

CV cheat sheet... The new face everyone’s excited about, after the 16-year-old scored an exclusive booking for Alexander McQueen SS17 show at Paris Fashion Week. It helps that her agent is the queen of the catwalk herself: Kate Moss. Designer's will no doubt be rushing to book her next season.

Fashion soundbite...Her mum is former model-turned-health guru, Rosemary Fegurson. Like her daughter, she was also discovered young – by well-renowned photographer Corinne Day, when she was 15-years-old.

Destry Allyn Spielberg

Instagram / @destryallyn

CV cheat sheet...If the last name wasn’t a giveaway, meet Steven Spielberg’s 19-year-old daughter - the latest celebrity offspring making waves in the modelling world. She’s already mixing in high fashion circles – recently spotted at VIP events for Jonathan Saunders at DVF, Dior and Ralph Lauren.

Fash-fact...Destry was recently signed to DT Model Management, who represent both Ireland Baldwin and Dylan Penn.

Insta-following...14K / @destryallyn

Maddy Rich

CV cheat sheet... The 17-year-old Londoner has already walked for Saint Laurent, and Dior exclusively last season (a pretty major gig if you’re a new model) and has a string of glossy editorial shoots under her belt.

Insta-following...1K/@maddyrrich

Lady Alice Manners

Instagram / @mannersalice

CV cheat sheet... Although relatively under the radar, the fashion set have been fawning over this girl. Recently signed to Leni’s models, the 21-year-old Brit will be making her Fashion Week debut in February and has already worked with top brands from Burberry and Matthew Williamson to Ralph Lauren.

Fash-fact...A regular fixture in Tatler’s party pages, Alice is the second-eldest daughter of David and Emma Manners, the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.

Insta-following...2K / @mannersalice

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