Posted by Stephan Moskovic | October 5th, 2018

The fashion month blitz is over! Now to round up Spring/Summer 19’s most memorable faces from New York to Paris. Models.com keeps tally of the leading debuts and breakout achievements, publishing them biannually for our Top Newcomers list. These models walked for the upper echelon of luxury in multiples, landed coveted exclusives with opening and closing slots along the way – a needed asset before the editorial and advertising season sets off. This season we invited the top creatives in the business for their expert opinion on the blossoming muses of the season. See who they believe have that coveted it-factor followed by our list of top performing rookies.

The Top Newcomers list is broken down in 2 sections:
Industry Selects
Models.com’s Top Newcomers

Industry Selects

This season we asked six of the industry’s most influential voices for their selection of standout newcomers.

Models.com Selects
1st Season

Alise Daugule

After debuting at J.W. Anderson, Latvian newface Alise had a stellar trifecta of wins at Christoper Kane, Versace and Dior. Paris continued to be kind to her with bookings at Sacai, Valentino, Loewe and an opening slot at Hermès.


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Alyssah Paccoud

It must be the mesmeric blue eyes because this Canadian has cast a spell on high fashion. Hot off the couture circuit, Alyssah’s hypnotic presence was felt at major shows including Burberry and Chanel.


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Bomi

With two adorable hair buns and a dramatic noir look, Bomi charmed the industry when she opened Simone Rocha this season. From there she skyrocketed walking for Riccardo Tisci’s debut at Burberry, Fendi, Chloé, and Paco Rabanne.


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Carmen Amare

This Philly Habesha started off strong in NY with Sies Marjan and 3.1 Phillip Lim then went on to Europe for a solid landing of luxury houses J.W. Anderson, Simone Rocha, Emilio Pucci, Mugler, Courrèges, and Louis Vuitton


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Charlotte Rose Hansen

A Burberry exclusive clued the world in on the prettiness of Charlotte, then an exclusive Prada turn paired with Loewe and Alexander McQueen walks minted a pristine first season.


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Indira Scott

It was hard to miss the Queens native Indira who accessorized the runways with her remarkable beaded braids serving looks for Ralph Lauren, Coach, Savage x Fenty, Dior and Balmain.


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Jordan Daniels

Landing a runway slot at Prada set it off for top newcomer Jordan Daniels and the rest was set in stone. Paco Rabanne, Chloé, Off-White, Altuzarra, and McQueen? Sounds like our holiday wishlists.


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Kaila Wyatt

This ginger-topped rookie (out of Arkansas) spent her time wisely this season with precious bookings that included Coach, Dior, Jil Sander, Celine and more.


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Licett Morillo

Dominican export Licett debuted those fab feline features closing Prada and made stops only at choice shows like YSL, Celine and Valentino.


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Madi Landram

Madi is the Seattleite sending out serious baby Bundchen vibes. From her debut at Tom Ford through to Hermès in Paris, Madi’s self-possessed strength and sultriness had everyone talking this season.


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Maike Inga

A game-changing chop put blonde German beaut Maike first in line at Prada. She didn’t halt there: Yves Saint Laurent, a closing spot at Dries Van Noten, Valentino and Givenchy–the gist of a great start.


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Sara Kemper

She walked six shows, each of them major. From a Prada exclusive through to Vuitton, Sara’s debut season was clean and clear perfection.


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Tang He

Chinese babydoll Tang He was an Elite Model Look China winner and was fast-tracked into the top shows for her debut season – Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine, Givenchy and Miu Miu.


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Breakout Season

Alberte Mortensen

This season the broodingly beautiful Alberte’s schedule was flooded with anything high fashion from Dolce & Gabbana to Chanel and more.


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Altyn Simpson

Seven months ago Altyn made her debut in Paris. This season the All American beauty was all over Europe, with memorable moments at Isabel Marant, Valentino and Jil Sander.


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Annibelis Baez

The Dominican Republic seems to be a hotbed for talent as this season builds on the nation’s legacy. Adding to the list is Annibelis Baez, who after a debut last season at Loewe returned for J.W. Anderson’s eponymous line along with Preen, Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Marni and McQueen.


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Cyrielle Lalande

S/S 19 saw Cyrielle diversify her resume — not only a J.W. Anderson and LV fave anymore, fellow heavy hitters like Dior and Valentino now belong to the fierce Frenchwoman’s fan club.


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Deirdre Firinne

Two years after her debut as a Chloé exclusive and Deirdre has graduated to full-on fashion darling. From a Burberry exclusive to the Rochas opening spot, this season Deirdre’s beatific beauty blossomed.


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Eliza Kallmann

The catwalks have been calling on this fairy-like fräulein since 2017, but now it’s official: Willkommen to the big leagues, Eliza!


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Jamily Wernke Meurer

Brazil’s latest export has blossomed into a runway killer with one of the most impressive casting lists of the season. First a grand opening and closing, semi exclusive slot at Proenza Schouler. Then Calvin, Erdem, Max Mara, Dior, Margiela, Sella McCartney and Balenciaga.


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Janaye Furman

Louis Vuitton is practically her home turf at this point; for Spring she was hot to trot on other runways, too, like Burberry, Chloé and Valentino.


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Katia Andre

Opening the Coach show in New York was Katia’s way of letting the world know S/S 19 was going to be a statement. Marc Jacobs, Loewe and Miu Miu are just a few to harness the power of this Brazilian’s buzzcut beauty.


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Louise Robert

Dreamily intense at Saint Laurent and intensely dreamy at Tory Burch, S/S 19 was the season Louise Robert proved herself to be a bonafide fashion all-rounder.


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Maria Miguel

Maria’s season was tenacious–actually–from Tom Ford to Prada to Versace to YSL to Chanel and many in between. This Portuguese cutie smashed it.


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Mathilde Henning

Danish dream Mathilde already has an editorial track record to prove her good favor. Walking ubershows like Tom Ford, Versace, YSL and Chanel will certainly cement her status.


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Natalia Montero

Free of the restraints of her semi-exclusive debut at Balenciaga with a campaign to match, this Columbian opened up strong with J.W. Anderson, Prada, Missoni, Sacai and Giambattista Valli.


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Sara Eirud

This blue-eyed Swede’s show haul: Coach, CK, Fendi, Prada, Dior, YSL, Valentino and lots lots more. It all adds up to a phenom Spring season.


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Sabah Koj

A sizzling NY season came to a blaze for Subah Koj when she walked for Marc Jacobs. Soon after she went to London for Burberry, Milan for Pucci and Marni, and then the City of Lights for spots at Rick Owens, Balmain and Miu Miu.


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6 Comments to “Top Newcomers S/S 2019”

  1. miguel says:

    My favorite new faces of this season are: Deirdre Firinne, (Daily Duo November 4, 2016), Alyssah Paccoud, Estellle Nehring, Juliane Gruner, Alisa Daugule, Aivita Muze, Laura Schoenmakers, Sara Eirud, Katya Lashko, Lucan Gillespie, Eva Varlamova, Charlotte Rose Hansen, Alina Egorova (Chanel), Carolina Burgin, Coline Leclere, Mariam de Vinzelle, Freya Lawrence. Tasha Tilberg.

  2. Lily says:

    Bethann selecting only POC again, how racist is that? Also naming Yasmin as a newcomer, has she been living under a rock?

  3. Ivonne says:

    Hi I was interested in becoming a model can you send me in the right direction thanks so much!

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