Take a look at Models.com’s selection for Top Newcomers F/W 15 – these are the faces who stood out for us this season, girls destined to make their way onto the industry’s biggest covers and into its most prestigious campaigns. In addition to our selection, we’ve asked some of fashion’s most influential editors and influencers to contribute their choices, and their answers add a new layer of excitement and prestige. See who Edward Enninful, Marie Chaix, Bethann Hardison, and Charlotte Stockdale have to say about this season’s stars. Get to know this seasons true catwalk dominators and brace yourselves to see these faces a lot in the upcoming months.
Julia van Os
Yuan Bo Chao
The majestic, statuesque Aamito captivated brands like Giles, Bottega Veneta, Hermes, Lanvin, & Balenciaga with her arresting gaze and indisputable beauty. An impressive roster for any model but for Aamito it was handled with nothing but grace.
Ever since her debut at Alexander Wang, Amilna has dominated the runways of each fashion capital. From Prada, Fendi, Burberry Prorsum, Balenciaga, & Stella McCartney this Angolan fresh faced beauty is set for a marathon shoot season.
When you open up the Alexander Wang show interest is definitely peaked. The alluring Astrid Holler has been nothing but fierce this season with walks at Burberry Prorsum, Marni, Dries Van Noten, & Lanvin before wrapping up at the illustrious, Chanel. Her smoldering look sets this Australian vision apart from the pack.
Classic, doe-eyed beauty Avery sauntered through our sights with jaunts at Prada, Fendi, Chloe, Miu Miu & Alexander McQueen. Her striking features are a sure bet for her upcoming high demand.
When coolness seeps from your pores it’s unquestionable why you’re considered and Greta Varlese has the it-girl factor. Since starting this season at Prada she’s walked in a bevy of shows from Givenchy, Jil Sander, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, & Alexander McQueen.
The unexpected is so much better than the status quo and no one embodies this more than Isabella. With her shorn, black hair and runway debut at Alexander Wang the stellar new face continued on to walking in Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, & Saint Laurent.
After setting New York on fire with walks at Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, & Rag & Bone, Julia van Os went on to take the Milan and Paris runways with appearances at a number of shows including Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Chanel & Celine. For a debut season, her show list is unsurpassable.
After opening one of the most anticipated shows of the season with Gucci, Lia went on to the city of lights, opening Dries Van Noten and walking in Lanvin, Dior, Celine & Balenciaga. She finished off her season with Miu Miu, casting her spell on the fashion elite. Can’t wait to see where she pops up next!
Her incredible face and great first show are the ingredients needed for an explosive start. Since she exclusively walked in Prada, lovely Lineisy has been a powerhouse with appearances at Givenchy, Celine, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, & Miu Miu. The Dominican beauty’s name has been feverishly talked about due to her unique, natural beauty and is set to show up in front of an exclusive lens very soon.
Since couture season ice-eyed, freckled-face Liza Ostanina has been just waiting to dominate. Her runway roster reads like a department store directory with walks at power brands Gucci, Prada, Jil Sander, Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy & Alexander McQueen.
With exclusives at Gucci to Celine, budding model Marland Backus had quality brands backing her. Her New York start was equally as great with brands Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, & Altuzarra taking on her delicate looks.
Since her introduction as a Calvin Klein exclusive, turns at Chanel, Dior, and Saint Laurent shortly followed for Russian bombshell Sofia T. Add opening exclusively for Jil Sander and you have all the makings for a top rookie season.
With heavy-hitter shows like Dior, Chanel, Valentino, & Givenchy, under her belt the exquisite Sophia has been making waves ever since nabbing a Prada campaign in 2013. She’s finally blazing the runway and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for her next.
What can solidify your start in the modeling industry more than exclusively opening Prada? Angelic Willow proves that it’s quality not quantity and with her bookending her runway season with sister line Miu Miu, what more do you really need?
When you walk in shows like Dior, Valentino, Fendi & Kenzo people are bound to take notice and doll-faced Yuan Bo Chao is one to keep an eye on. After solidifying top-tier shows towards the end of her fashion season this Chinese darling wants to make sure you remember her name.
With her elegantly, classic good looks Zlata brought her natural allure to the runway with turns at every major fashion capital. From starting her season at Alexander Wang, to walking at Calvin Klein, Burberry Prorsum, Marni, Versace, Kenzo, Lanvin, & Dries Van Noten this stunner wants to make sure her shoot season is just as strong.
A second full season in meant for Aneta Pajak a roster of mega brand appearances. With a catwalk tour at brands like Christopher Kane, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Nina Ricci, & Chanel her show list was stacked. Her theatrical walk at Maison Margiela was most memorable.
With her doll eyes and a lush pout the sublime Annika finally struck big after jaunts during the couture circuit and closing Balenciaga her first season. After floating down the runway at shows like Altuzarra, DVF, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Elie Saab, Dior and closing Balenciaga again she has cemented herself as an in demand necessity.
Alexander Wang has proven to be the catalyst season after season of launching the careers of many models and Bhumika was no different. Her past seasons have had a respectable line up of shows but nowhere near the clout of this season with Marc Jacobs, Gareth Pugh, Fendi, Pucci, Balmain, & Stella McCartney – electrifying to say the least.
She touched down briefly in Milan last season with an appearance at Dolce & Gabbana but this season was when Irina finally soared. Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler, Giorgio Armani, Chloe, Valentino & Chanel all required her angel faced beauty on their runways which means it’s a sure bet that good things are on the horizon for her.
Sweet-faced, darling Julie Hoomans has been in stealth mode for a couple of seasons with steady showings at your favorite designer’s favorite designer runway. This season she came out swinging with walks at Miu Miu, Prada, Valentino, Fendi, & Dior aligning herself with the biggest names in the business.
Luping Wang had a solid Spring RTW and couture season as a foundation and her Fall 2015 season only strengthened that. She was virtually everywhere from Ralph Lauren to Burberry Prorsum to Chloe & Chanel. Her adorable and classic good looks make her endearing to the masses.
Mae has been a steady favorite of brands like Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent for a while now but this season it seemed like everyone else took notice of the exquisite beauty. Design houses like Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Carven and Louis Vuitton took on the quirky half Chinese and Canadian beauty.
Regitze’s Spring debut was a slow rumble compared to the roar of Fall. Starting with a walk at Jason Wu she then steamrolled through Milan and Paris at Fendi, Pucci, Marni, Rochas, Isabel Marant, & Louis Vuitton before finishing up at Miu Miu and solidifying she’s here to stay!
The babydoll-faced beauty Roos Abels first turned heads after walking in Prada last season. She appeared again this season walking in Gucci, Pucci, Rochas, Louis Vuitton, & Dior and has the potential to be an industry darling as shoot season approaches.
Brands like Chanel & Givenchy had already taken a chance on Stella Lucia last season but this time around she was in high demand in every city. Fresh from a striking cover shoot with Another Magazine, Stella was the talk of the town with runway walks at Alexander Wang, Gareth Pugh, Prada, Fendi, Alexander McQueen & Chanel. She showed her versatility taking on the more sexier or theatrical shows at Versace, Pucci, & Giles.
This Egyptian born goddess had a steady start in 2013 with an exclusive at Balanciaga and Vogue Italia & China editorials. Tiana re-emerged as an exclusive to Alexander Wang’s show in New York and continued on to major bookings from Marc by Marc, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Carven, Kenzo, McQueen, & Stella McCartney. A well-deserved show season for a striking face.
All-American dream Taylor had a respectable 2014 season and an appearance at Victoria Secret’s annual fashion show but this season she swam with the big fish. The dark haired, ocean eyed dream walked in Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, & Chanel charming designers and casting directors alike with her timeless beauty. She also played up her vixen factor by spots at Anthony Vaccarello, Pucci, Versace, Balmain, & Dolce & Gabbana showing she’s far from a wallflower.