Why you should follow these Spanish models on Instagram ASAP
By WGSN Insider

The coolest models of the season come from Spain, get to know their social handles right now, says WGSN contributor Augusta Adriasola

Feb 05, 2016
/

4 photos
Like

Louis Vuitton and Prada have both been caught under the spell of these Spanish beauties, who not only rule the runways but also social media. They have the looks, they have the style and, definitely, they have the followers to prove it.

Get to know Alba Galocha, Steffy Argelich, Sita Abellan and Mayka Merino, fashion’s latest runway stars and social media queens.

 

ALBA GALOCHA (@albagalocha)

wgsn_instagram_Alba Galocha

Originally from Galicia, Alba Galocha is the hottest Spanish model of the moment. One of Nicholas Ghesquière’s favourites and a regular on the main runways over fashion month, Alba is a talented photographer and a former blogger for Vogue Spain. Her style is on point, mixing rock-and-roll and casual clothes with designer garments resulting in Instagram-worthy looks. Need any more reasons to follow Alba? Just ask her 70.000+ followers.

 

STEFFY ARGELICH (@steffyargelich)

wgsn_instagram_Steffy Argelich

Another Ghesquière favourite, Steffy Argelich hails from Barcelona and has quickly conquered the local and international fashion industry. Her careless looks and attitude translate into her Instagram pictures, even though in front of the camera she is a chameleon: Steffy can go from modelling for Zara to walking Louis Vuitton in a second. All without loosing her cool girl attitude.

 

MAYKA MERINO (@maykamerino)

wgsn_instagram_Mayka Merino

Even though Mayka is a new face in the international modelling industry, she has been working in Spain for a while. Her unique look caught the attention of IMG Models and last September she became the first Spanish model to open a Prada show just a few days after walking for JW Anderson. Now based in London, Mayka is rapidly becoming a new face to watch both on and off the runway. Her style is eclectic with vintage influences, making her Instagram a great source of outfit inspiration.

 

SITA ABELLAN (@sitabellan)

wgsn_instagram_Sita Abellan

Although Sita is not technically a runway model, appearing in a Rihanna music video for sure makes you an Instagram star. With more than 170.000 followers, Sita Abellan became famous after Rihanna herself contacted her agency in New York asking for the Spanish model to participate in her video for “B*tch better have my money”. Sita’s rebellious personality, multicoloured hair and singular style not only caught the attention of the R&B star but also from Japan – in fact, she is quite a celebrity in Asia.

Like what you just read? Check out Augusta’s Twitter account here

MORE: For full in-depth reports on fashion’s relationship with social media and who the global emerging fashion talent is, join WGSN here


Why you should follow these Spanish models on Instagram ASAP
2 comments

Name
Please enter a valid name
Please enter a valid name
Email
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter a valid email address
Website
Please enter a valid website
Please enter a valid website
Add a comment...
Please enter a valid comment

SUNAD: The Spanish made shirt line you need to know about
May 04th, 2016

[…] the trend for hyper local design talent,  as well as the rise of key Spanish models emerging on the global fashion scene, I caught up with Paloma to talk about Spanish designers, her […]

Ari Westphal: Get to know this Brazilian model and rising star
Apr 21st, 2016

[…] Like what you just read? Check out the key rising Spanish models you need to know here. […]


Related stories

11 photos
Milan Fashion Week: Street style with the coolest summer prints

fashion film illustrator
Benjamin Seidler: The illustrator blending art, movies and fashion

2 photos
Marni S/S17: For the sophisticated forward-thinking woman

fashion instagram account to follow
4 photos
Fashion Instant is the new must-follow fashion Instagram account

17 photos
Fashion month: The coolest slogan tops we've spotted (on and off the catwalk)