As another season (and summer) comes to a close, a whole new crop of girls is getting into their skinnies/stilettos casting uniform. These new wunderkinds will be on the runway in a matter of days, as New York Fashion Week gets underway, followed by London, Milan, and Paris. The exclusives will flow—from the likes of Calvin Klein, Prada, Givenchy, and Balenciaga—as well as the all-important opening and closing looks. Here are a few models likely to dominate the catwalk...
As fresh a face as you can ask for, the Netherlands native rose to the top of the pack this season with her Balenciaga runway exclusive, then nabbing the ad campaign and catching the eye of none other than Steven Meisel, who showcased her in Italian Vogue's August issue. We're expecting to see a lot of her strawberry blonde tresses this month. We hope she's honed her runway skills since the Balenciaga catwalk.
Originally from Argentina, Magda's old-world elegance made her a natural choice for Louis Vuitton's fall 2012 campaign. Since then, she's made appearances in both Chinese and British editions of Vogue, not to mention holding her own in W's collections story with industry vets Meghan Collison and Zuzanna Bijoch. On top of that, Carine Roitfeld teased her appearance in her highly anticipated CR Fashion Week. Seal of approval: confirmed.
The French beauty has taken her spot this season as the go-to girl for insouciant cool. Kudos to stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé for tapping into Othilia's striking bone structure, showcasing her at her finest in not one but three editorials for W, lensed by Craig McDean. With someone like that in her corner, Simon isn't going anywhere.
Speaking of stylists, German model Elena Bartels also managed to become a favorite of them. Loved by Karl Templer, her wispy and ethereal features earned her the Italian Vogue July 2012 cover and a stunning shoot in Interview's August issue shot by Mikael Jansson. Something tells us this girl has staying power.
She may still be a relative unknown, but Brazilian babe Mariane Fassarella has piqued our interest. After debuting as a Givenchy exclusive last season, her cerebral gaze and Kate Moss resemblance have booked her the fall 2012 Love Moschino and Urban Outfitters campaigns. Watch for her this catwalk cycle. Anyone who's good enough for Tisci isn't going to stay hidden for long.