Posted by models.com | October 12th, 2020

The Spring/Summer 2021 season has been like no other. Ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions and protocols kept the fate of each city’s fashion week under a cloud of uncertainty up until the very last minute. Eleventh-hour bookings and travel restrictions punctuated the show circuit throughout. Yet despite the challenging circumstances, a group of new faces managed to emerge as ones to watch. As is custom each season, Models.com has reviewed the runways to analyze which faces made an impact walking for the clients that matter: the models who debuted walking big-ticket shows (newcomers) and existing talent who accomplished their best-ever seasons (breakout). Alongside the official Models.com list of newcomers, a group of the industry’s influential voices weighed in and selected the S/S 21 catwalkers they are keeping an eye on. Follow along with the latest from our Top Newcomers here and Top Breakouts here.

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

Industry Selects

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


  • Amrit

    Alberta Ferretti – (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

  • Ashley Radjarame

    Chloe (Photo Instagram @ashleyradjarame)

  • Emily Miller

    Louis Vuitton (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)

  • Precious Lee

    Versace (Photo by Handout/Versace Press Office via Getty Images)

  • Quinn Mora

    Sportmax (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

  • Ylang

    Coperni (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)


  • Dija Kallon

    Prada (Photo Instagram @dijakallon)

  • Laiza de Moura

    Hermès (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

  • Loli Bahia

    Ports 1961 (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

  • Lydia Kloos

    Prada (Photo Instagram @lydia.kloos)

  • Malika Louback

    Ferragamo (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

  • Sihana Shalaj

    Acne Studios (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)


  • Akon Changkou

    Paco Rabanne – (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)

  • Ifrah Qaasim

    Louis Vuitton (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)

  • Malika Louback

    Ferragamo (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

  • Maty Fall

    Hermes (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

  • Nyarach Abouch Ayuel

    Burberry (Photo by Burberry via Getty Images)

  • Precious Lee

    Versace (Photo by Handout/Versace Press Office via Getty Images)

Models.com Selects
1st Season

Britt Oosten


Fendi (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jade Nguyen


Etro (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Kayako Higuchi


Max Mara (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

Maja Zimnoch


Chanel (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

Mariana Pardinho


Dior (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Merlijne Schorren


Chloé (Photo by Piero Biasion/Xinhua via Getty)

Breakout Season

Akon Changkou


Paco Rabanne – (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)

Amrit


Alberta Ferretti – (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Ash Foo


Jason Wu (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Image)

Awar Odhiang


Blumarine (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Cléa Beuret


Chanel (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Dohyun Kim


Acne Studios (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

Eliza Rutson


Coperni (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Grace Valentine


Isabel Marant (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Judith Frament


Dior (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)

Loli Bahia


Ports 1961 (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Maggie Cheng


Boss (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

Malika Louback


Ferragamo (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

Mao Xiaoxing


Louis Vuitton (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

Nour Rizk


Philosophy (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

Quinn Mora


Sportmax (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Rosalie Ndour


Hermes (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

Sherry Shi


Chanel (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

Skarla Ali


Burberry (Photo by Burberry via Getty Images)

Tara Halliwell


No.21 (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Valeria Buldini


Sportsmax (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

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