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the 10 models to know this season.

by: steff yotka

September 03 2013

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New York Fashion Week is the first of the four major international fashion weeks, meaning it's a model's first chance to get noticed by casting directors, designers, editors, anyone! That said, more often than not, the biggest new faces often slip through the cracks at NYFW, only to be booked as high profile exclusives in Milan or Paris. (Like Karlie Kloss, for example.)

To combat that we picked out the 10 new models to watch out for now, because they're going to be big deals when Fashion Week comes to a close. Check out our list and tell us which New York newbie your rooting for.

Carla Ciffoni
Home Turf: Argentina
Agency: IMG Paris
Ad Campaigns: Pablo Ramirez
Runway Shows: Chanel Haute Couture, Miu Miu, Acne, Dries van Noten
Why We Picked Her: She looks like so many supers that have come before her, like Sheila Marquez or Kasia Struss.

Holly Rose Emery
Home Turf: Auckland, New Zealand
Agency: Next
Runway Shows: Valentino Haute Couture, Elie Saab Haute Couture, Prada
WhyWe Picked Her: Lindsey Wixson better watch her back, there is a new baby doll face in town.

Sissi Hou
Home Turf: Harbin, China
Agency: IMG
Runway Shows: Tibi, Kenzo
Fun Fact: Loves Jazz Music
Why We Picked Her: She's a favorite of highbrow editors and fun designers, meaning there's a big future for the Chinese model.

Malaika Firth
Home Turf: Kenya/United Kingdom
Agency: New York Model Management
Ad Campaigns: Prada, Burberry
Runway Shows: Prada 
Fun Fact: Sketches for Fun
Why We Picked Her: Not only is she a Prada girl, but have you seen her cheekbones? Yeah, she's marked for greatness.

Zlata Mangafic
Home Turf: Bosnia
Agency: IMG Paris
Ad Campaigns: Versace Jeans, Versus
Runway Shows: Celine, Acne, Chloe, Chanel, Valentino, Jil Sander, and more!
Fun Fact: Appeared in Marc Jacobs Resort Lookbook with Jamie Bochert
Why We Picked Her: Her grungy hair and deep set eyes are just the mix for designers who favor the cool girl, like Marc Jacobs or Celine.

Kristine Froseth
Home Turf: New Jersey/Norway
Agency: Supreme Management
Ad Campaigns: Prada, H&M
Runway Shows: Prada
Fun Fact: She's only 5'7" which is totally short for a model!
Why We Picked Her: Even if she's only 5'7" she has the personality and poise of an Amazon.

Gracie van Gastel
Home Turf: Vancouver, Canada
Agency: Ford Models
Runway Shows: Hermes, Chanel, Saint Laurent
Fun Fact: Muse to Hedi Slimane
Why We Picked Her: The Hedi Slimane stamp of approval is a very valuable one to have.

Talis Kyra
Home Turf: Belgium
Agency: Supreme
Runway Shows: Balenciaga, Vionnet, L'Wren Scott, David Koma
Fun Fact: Getting a Master's in Civil Engineering and Architecture
Why We Picked Her: She's got the brains and the looks.

Lena Hardt
Home Turf: Germany
Agency: DNA
Ad Campaigns: Etro
Runway Shows: Giles, Richard Nicoll
Fun Fact: Has Appeared in Two Balenciaga Lookbooks
Why We Picked Her: We hear that big things are on the horizon for the German babe.

Lauren English

Home Turf: Canada
Agency: IMG
Ad Campaigns: Strenesse
Runway Shows: Elie Saab, Celine, Balenciaga
Fun Fact: Addicted to the TV Show, Dexter
Why We Picked Her: She has multi-year Celine contract written all over her.
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