Top Newcomers F/W 2015

Posted by models.com | March 17th, 2015

Newcomers F/W 15

Fashion is a cycle with newcomers constantly coming in and keeping it fresh. Both rookie models and second (or more) season superstars made an impact during the Fall / Winter 2015 shows, with designers and casting directors eager to find new talent more than ever. Sometimes that meant a girl straight from the development boards green but ambitious, but other times it meant a girl with the talent and beauty finally getting her time in the spotlight.

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.

Industry Selects

It’s easy to chart which girls are walking the best shows based off numbers, but who are fashion luminaries really noticing? We’ve asked 4 of our favorite fashion figureheads for their personal take. From brand new faces to established favorites who’ve once again struck a chord, these are the beauties fashion’s insiders can’t get enough of.

Models.com Top Newcomers

1st Season

Aamito Lagum
Amilna Estevao
Astrid Holler
Avery Blanchard
Greta Varlese
Isabella Emmack
Julia van Os
Lia Pavlova
Lineisy Montero
Liza Ostanina
Marland Backus
Sofia Tesmenitskaya
Sophia Ahrens
Willow Hand
Yuan Bo Chao
Zlata Semenko

Breakout Season

Aneta Pajak
Annika Krijt
Bhumika Arora
Irina Shnitman
Julie Hoomans
Luping Wang
Mae Lapres
Regitze Christensen
Roos Abels
Stella Lucia
Tiana Tolstoi
Taylor Hill

1st Season

Aamito Lagum

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.

Source Instagram: @aamito_lagum
Balenciaga Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Amilna Estevao

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.

AmilnaEstevaoSource Instagram: @amilnaestevao
Giambattista Valli Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Astrid Holler

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.

AstridHollerSource Instagram: @astrid_holler
Alexander Wang Runway Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage

Avery Blanchard

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.

Source Instagram: @averyblanchard
Fendi Runway Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Greta Varlese

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.

GretaSource Instagram: @greta_varlese
Miu Miu Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Isabella Emmack

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.

polisabellaemmackSource Instagram: @isabellaemmack
Saint Laurent runway photo by Catwalking / Getty Images

Julia van Os

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.

JuliaVanOsSource Instagram: @juliavanos
Stella McCartney Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Lia Pavlova

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!

LiaPavlovaSource Instagram: @pavlovalia
Gucci Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Lineisy Montero

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.

LineisySource Instagram: @lineisymontero
Prada Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Liza Ostanina

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.

Source Instagram: @ostliza
Liza-runwayDior Runway Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Marland Backus

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.

Source Instagram: @marzipanjupiter
MarlandBackus-runwayJason Wu Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Sofia Tesmenitskaya

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.

Source Instagram: @sofiatesmenitskaya
SofiaT-runwayJil Sander Runway Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage

Sophia Ahrens

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.

SophiaAhrensSource Instagram: @SophiaAhrens
SophiaAhrens-runwayNarciso Rodriguez Runway Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Willow Hand

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?

WillowHandSource Instagram: @willow.hand
WillowHand-runwayPrada Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Yuan Bo Chao

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.

Screen-Shot-2015-03-12-at-5.43.04-PMSource Instagram: @yuanbochao
YuanBoChao-runwayValentino Runway Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images

Zlata Semenko

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.

ZlataSemenko-(1)Source Instagram: @zlatasemenko
Zlata-runwayCalvin Klein Runway Photo Pulled from MDX Runway Images by © 2015 Dan Lecca Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Breakout Season

Aneta Pajak

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.

AInstagramSource Instagram: @ANETA_SPIDER
Maison Margiela runway photo by Catwalking / Getty Images

Annika Krijt

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.

Source Instagram: @ANNIKAKRIJT
Balenciaga runway photo by Catwalking / Getty Images

Bhumika Arora

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. 

Source Instagram: @BHUMIKA_ARORA04
Fendi runway photo by Catwalking / Getty Images

Irina Shnitman

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.

Source Instagram: @IRINASHNITMAN
Proenza Schouler runway photo by JP Yim / Stringer / Getty Images

Julie Hoomans

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.

Source Instagram: @JULIEHOOMANS
Louis Vuitton runway photo by Catwalking / Getty Images

Luping Wang

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. 

Source Instagram: @LUPINGWONG
Stella McCartney runway photo by  Catwalking / Getty Images

Mae Lapres

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.

Source Instagram: @MEIMEILAPRES
Isabel Marant runway photo by Catwalking / Getty Images

Regitze Christensen

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! 

Source Instagram: @REGITZEHC
Valentino runway photo by  Catwalking / Getty Images

Roos Abels

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.  

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Christian Dior runway photo by Catwalking / Getty Images

Stella Lucia

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. 

Bottega Veneta runway photo by  Catwalking / Getty Images

Tiana Tolstoi

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. 

Source Instagram: @tianatolstoi
Alexander Wang runway photo by Neilson Barnard / Staff / Getty Images

Taylor Hill

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. 

Source Instagram: @taylor_hill
Balmain runway photo by Catwalking / Getty Images

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11 Comments

  1. lavalliere says:

    very beautifull

  2. miguel says:

    Lineisy, Regitse, Aamito, Marland.

  3. brit says:

    Aamito and Amlina are gorgeous!!

  4. KMT says:

    It’s odd that Irina Djuranovic and Paula Galecka weren’t considered. Both really took off in Paris, Galecka opened Valli and Valentino.

  5. betty says:

    Irina and Paula did very well and were considered but it was a very competitive season and the girls chosen were the ones that stood out the most to the models.com team.

    Betty
    models.com

  6. sandra says:

    outstanding!
    i expected to see the Nigerian beauty, Mayowa nicholas she’s one to look out for.

  7. Nero says:

    Wondering why Emma Genier isn’t listed?
    She was Proenza Schouler exclusive, walked for Gucci, Etro, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sportmax, Aquiliano.Rimondi in Milan and finished with Chanel in Paris?

  8. models.com says:

    Regarding Emma, it’s the same conversation as new faces like Irina D and Paula, beautiful new faces who did extremely well but because of the huge number of new faces, the ones chosen by us were the ones who stood out the most to the models.com team. We will be watching these 3 closely for next season.

    Betty
    models.com

  9. Sen Jik says:

    I love that you separated the new faces from those having their break-outs. I am one of the few who have long felt that it is not fair for someone who nails the runway on their first attempt to be lumped together with someone who failed before but is now breaking out. Creating two lists is a win-win.

    Otherwise, I am happy Aamito and Amilna made it. Looking out for Mayowa Nicholas next year

  10. joy says:

    Aamito and Amilna are definitely the stand outs.

  11. Eamon says:

    A-S-T-R-I-D

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