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6 Up-and-Coming Models to Watch in 2016

The search is on for the supermodels of 2016 and here are six new faces primed to challenge for global domination.

Jan 04, 2016 | By AFPRelaxnews

We have doled out our fair share of love for Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid last year and both have dominated the fashion industry in 2015. As the AFP notes, the fashion business needs new blood all the time so now that both Jenner and Hadid can add the coveted “super” to their job description, the search is on for the supermodels of 2016. Anna Ewers has strong early lead but here are six new faces primed to challenge for global domination in 2016.

Lily-Rose Depp

The daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (above) has made waves last year, largely thanks to a great relationship with Karl Lagerfeld, who cast her in both his Autumn/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016 shows for Chanel. The 16-year-old model and actress made a bold campaign debut in July the face of the French fashion house’s new eyewear line, and 2016 will surely see her star status rocket even further.

US model Bella Hadid presents a creation for Balmain during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 1, 2015 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA

Bella Hadid presents a creation for Balmain during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris. AFP PHOTO

Bella Hadid

2015 was undoubtedly Gigi Hadid’s year but hot on her heels is little sister Bella. The two appeared in Balmain’s sister-themed Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign back in the summer and the move spring-boarded Bella into the limelight. She has really come into her own of late, making her Chanel debut in December for the label’s Metiers d’Art 2015/16 show.

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Ruth and May Bell for Burberry. Ruth sports a buzz-cut for now, courtesy of an Alexander McQueen request. Image courtesy of Burberry

Ruth and May Bell

Identical twins Ruth and May Bell, 19, have been working as models since they were 16, but get ready to see a lot more of them thanks to Burberry, which cast the pair in its Spring/Summer 2016 campaign. The UK fashion label is notorious for its talent at catapulting new talent to stardom.

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Moss is in with Calvin Klein Jeans but we’ll be seeing lots of her everywhere. Image courtesy of Calvin Klein Jeans

Lottie Moss

Despite being signed by major modeling agency Storm, Kate Moss’s little sister Lottie has managed to keep a low profile. Until December 2015, that is, when the teenager made her debut in Vogue for a shoot alongside Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner. The magazine revealed that she plans to move to London to model in the near future, meaning her fame factor is surely about to go off the charts.

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Kaia Gerber channels her famous mother here for CR Fashion Book. Image from the AFP

Kaia Gerber

She may only be 14, but Kaia Gerber, the daughter of the original supermodel Cindy Crawford, is already causing a stir in fashion land. The genetically blessed model hit the headlines this year when she appeared in Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, and a shoot for the December issue of Teen Vogue has set her on track for a strong 2016.

 
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