Making their mark on the global catwalks and a true hit on social media, these are the faces you need to be watching this season. WGSN’s Richelle Cyrus reports
The Spring/Summer 2017 fashion month has reached its halfway mark, and already we’re seeing the key models who are making their mark on the catwalks. Racking up runway spots on the designer catwalks in London and New York, these models are also Instagram hits, and fast becoming the most notable faces in the industry right now.
We’ve highlighted the 5 most talked about models this S/S17 season so far..
Shows walked: Mulberry, Topshop, Michael Kors, Versus Versace, Tommy Hilfiger
Need to know: Discovered at an amusement park in her hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Lineisy crashed onto the fashion scene last year and continues to make a huge impact this season, walking in 20 shows (more than almost any model this season). Known for her natural hair and beautiful skin, she is a pioneer in the battle for catwalk diversity and an icon for natural hair. She also has a fierce walk.
Shows walked: Alexander Wang, Topshop, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, DKNY
At a mere 20-years old, Taylor Hill is the current campaign face for the London-based retailer Topshop. It’s no surprise then that the fresh-faced model opened Topshop Unique‘s latest show at London Fashion Week. The show and the model created a huge buzz this year, as Topshop debuted a new show space and new retail model, with pieces available to purchase straight after the show. You can also spot Taylor as the face for campaigns such as Thakoon, Raye and Miu Miu this fall.
Shows walked: Tom Ford, Jeremy Scott, Topshop, Brandon Maxwell, 3.1 Phillip Lim
In spring of 2016, WGSN introduced you to Ari Westphal with the assertion she would be the next rising star in the fashion industry. During S/S17 fashion month the Brazilian model has done just that. With all the buzz surrounding the Tom Ford show, which kicked off this year’s NYFW, she was one of the key models walking in the designer’s first see-now-buy-now show.
Shows walked: Versus Versace, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, DNKY, Rag and Bone
Shows walked: Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, DKNY, Carolina Herrera