As another month of nonstop fashion shows comes to a close, another crop of stunning models seem to emerge out of nowhere. We previously featured ten breakout faces from NYFW and now we're adding ten more rising stars who have had big seasons in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Sarah Brannon may have debuted at the SS15 shows, but it took a banged lob
courtesy of Guido Palau to launch the Memphis-native's career to international runway stardom. Her tomboy good looks have garnered the young model big print campaigns for Sportmax, Carven, and Alexander Wang, but she's proven just as popular on the catwalk, walking for Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Maison Margiela and Marc Jacobs this season. With her messy bed head and piercing blue eyes, Brannon is the girl you wished lived next door.
2. Fernanda Ly
When Fernanda Ly debuted at the Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 show, the entire industry immediately took note. Thanks to her long, banged, pastel pink locks, the Australian model looks the picture of edgy cool, which has helped her land a slew of big name editorials with magazines like Love, i-D, British Vogue, and CR Fashion Book, as well as a Juergen Teller-lensed campaign for Louis Vuitton and an exclusive at the brand's recent Spring/Summer 2016 show. When it comes to her flourishing career, everything really is coming up roses for Ly.
Alexander Wang is known for discovering the hottest new models (hello, Anna Ewers), so when word spread that 17-year-old Peyton Knight would be semi-exclusive to the designer, walking in no shows before his, the industry definitely took notice. With her freshly-cropped bowl cut, the St. Louis teen has gone on to take Europe by storm, booking Prada, Balenciaga, Gucci, Acne, and Versace, to name a few. Though she's received some backlash from blogs for being too thin, those critiques haven't appeared to affect Knight's exponential success in the slightest.
5. Kailey Hsu
With a half-Hungarian, half-Chinese background, Kailey Hsu already has a super distinctive look, one that was only heightened when she bleached her brows for her debut at this season's Givenchy show. The Next-signed model then went on to walk for a number of high profile brands, including Marchesa, Topshop Unique, and Chalayan. Hsu has yet to score any magazine editorials, however with a first season runway portfolio this impressive, campaigns and covers can't be too far behind.
Aamito Lagum is one of those rare fashion success stories, leaving her native Uganda to win Africa's Next Top Model and score a contract with DNA. From that moment on, Lagum has been an unstoppable force on the runway, using the lankiness that got her teased as a child to book all the top shows each season, including HermÃ¨s, Gucci, Burberry, Dries Van Noten, and Marc Jacobs and editorials in the pages of Love, Another, and British Vogue.
Almost every girl on this list is living proof that an amazing haircut can totally transform a model's career. Ruth Bell is just another case in point, scoring a promising future in high fashion after bleaching and buzzing her locks. Not only has The Society model walked in almost every big designer show this season, but she's already landed a role as the face of Saint Laurent's Cruise collection. Though she's still relatively new to editorials, starring in shoots for Vogue Paris, Love, and Dazed, Bell is poised to become the new face of fashion's androgynous future.
9. Damaris Goddrie
Damaris Goddrie has become known for her signature pout and messy mop of gamine hair, but the Dutch beauty was almost never a model at all. After being courted by multiple agencies, Goddrie finally decided to take fashion seriously, signing with DNA and winning coveted spots on international catwalks such as Balmain, Versace, and Proenza Schouler, as well as a smattering of editorials for magazines like W, Vogue Paris, and i-D. The model's vaguely boyish charms even helped her secure a Coach campaign this season, cementing Goddrie as more than just another fleeting pretty face.
You couldn't ask for a much more auspicious start in modeling than to debut at Marc Jacobs' show and then star in that season's campaign. Such is the case for Cierra Skye whose Renaissance-esque beauty has quickly garnered her a cult following amongt fashion editors, landing her in the pages of fashion bibles such as Vogue Italia, CR Fashion Book, Dazed & Confused and Love. The Elite model only walked in a handful of shows this season, but with her elfin moon-faced aesthetic, it can't be long before the couture houses come calling.