It's not difficult to rattle off the names of the year's most ubiquitous personalities in fashion: Gigi Hadid covered a whopping eight international editions of Vogue in 2016, while Kendall Jenner has fronted six since September alone. Their younger siblings — Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner — saw explosive success over the past 12 months as well, with Hadid emerging as both an editorial and runway favorite while scoring campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein, Dior Beauty and J.W. Anderson, and Jenner launching a lucrative cosmetics brand in addition to Puma and Alexander Wang campaigns.
Branching out from those famous families, the industry favored certain stylish millennial tastemakers (Luka Sabbat, Sarah Snyder, Hailey Baldwin), Victoria's Secret Angels (Taylor Hill, Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver) and celebrity offspring (Lily-Rose Depp, Kaia Gerber, Jaden and Willow Smith) to the point where we started to think there must be some sort of model drought we weren't aware of. And while it's unlikely that any of these names will stop dominating fashion headlines in 2017, we're ready for a new crop of "It" kids to break onto the scene.
As the year winds down, we put together a list of models, stylists, bloggers, creatives and attractive multi-hyphenates who are steadily building a following on social media — and who insiders are beginning to buzz about. Read on to get acquainted with the folks we fully expect to see everywhere in 2017. You heard it here first.
The IMG-signed model already boasts over 672K followers on Instagram, and like many rising stars before her, Morrone's resume includes work with Victoria's Secret Pink, Topshop and Moschino — she even walked the runway for the Italian brand's resort show in Los Angeles. She starred on the September 2016 cover of Vogue Turkey and has posed for CR Fashion Book, so we're betting on big castings for her in the coming year.
The downtown New York-based Deterre is enviably pretty — she wears her dark under-eye circles proudly and has impossibly dewy skin sans makeup — but she's also a riot on Instagram, a combo that's earned her over 16K followers. Though she's modeled for hip brands like Eckhaus Latta, Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Olympia Le-Tan, she also has a hand in multiple creative projects: She's an actress, she co-founded and interior designed the West Village restaurant Mimi, and she's preparing to launch a line of housewares.
In 2016, Davis burst onto the modeling scene thanks to a couple of major castings: a spot in Calvin Klein's star-studded fall campaign, as well as one on the Yeezy Season 4 runway. We expect to see a lot more of her in the year ahead.
The Atlanta-based stylist is quite popular on both Twitter and Instagram, and he's already caught the eye of big name style stars like Rihanna and Bella Hadid. In fact, he creative directed Hadid's recent Paper magazine cover — the first editorial shoot of his career. Not too shabby.
This tattooed, blue-eyed model has a painfully hip, tomboyish style that caught the eye of Balenciaga's Demna Gvasalia, who booked her as an exclusive for his debut fall 2016 runway show. (She walked for the brand's spring 2017 show in October, too.) She's also been featured in British Vogue, The Gentlewoman, WSJ and Pop, and was a face of Carven for fall.
Celebrity offspring alert: Jude Law's 16-year-old daughter is gorgeous (shocker, we know), and much like her brother Rafferty, who's modeled for Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY, she's diving head-first into the fashion world. She starred in Miu Miu's colorful resort 2017 look book recently, has posed in Teen Vogue and word on the street is that Karl Lagerfeld is already smitten with her. Could she follow in Lily-Rose Depp's footsteps to become the next teen Chanel ambassador?
Let's get this out of the way right now: Levi Dylan has a super-hot dad, Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers fame. (This also means that Bob Dylan is his grandfather, no big deal.) Like many other genetically blessed celeb offspring, Dylan dabbles in modeling, and just walked the runway at Chanel's Métiers d'Art show in Paris. We fully expect him to go the way of Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, Dylan Jagger Lee and Rafferty Law and become an industry fixture in 2017.
The former Complex fashion editor recently struck out on his own to style some of the brightest stars in music full-time, including A$AP Rocky and The Weeknd, with whom Henson collaborated with throughout his Starboy promo tour.
If you follow the Hadid sisters on Instagram, you likely recognize Perez as one of their close pals (she's also Bella's roommate in New York City). However, as the founder and editor of online lifestyle magazine Friend of a Friend — as well as a member of the fashion partnerships team at mobile shopping app Spring — she's proving to be pretty influential in her own right.
The plus-sized model and stylist has already been featured by the likes of Wonderland, i-D, Allure and Teen Vogue, and was tapped by both Nike and H&M for recent campaigns. Not that she needs bonus cool points, but her brother, Sage, is a pro skateboarder for Supreme.
With her boho-meets-rocker chic aesthetic, perfectly disheveled long, blonde hair and expertly curated Instagram page, Katz has become a go-to DJ for fashion events, as well as an influencer-slash-muse for brands looking to capitalize on her super-cool style. (She's already modeled for Vans and Glossier, for example.)
Gerber's sister, Kaia, may have had a busier 2016 than her big bro, but the 17-year-old stud is certainly catching up fast. He walked the runway for both Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana this year — he's also a part of the latter's forthcoming #DGMillennials campaign — and was featured in Vogue Paris, CR Fashion Book, Another Man, Odda and Pop. This is definitely just the beginning for this genetically blessed kid.
The 20-year-old, Atlanta-based blogger and student has amassed quite the following on Instagram (her handle is @double3xposure), and everyone on team Fashionista is low-key obsessed with her style. Keep your eye out for this one.
This babe has been on the modeling scene for a minute, but thanks to her rapidly growing Instagram following and recent hangs with the likes of Chanel Iman, Hailey Baldwin, Elsa Hosk and Emily Ratajkowski, we expect the 22-year-old's profile to rise significantly in the year ahead.
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These identical twin sisters share an Instagram account (@simihaze), and have friends in some very high places: Selena Gomez, Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston, Hailey Baldwin, the Hadids and the Jenners make up their inner circle. They've become known for their unique, streetwear-heavy style (it's launched them into full-blown influencer status) and they frequently DJ top fashion industry events, including the famed Revolve House in the Hamptons this summer.
Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley's beautiful daughter was a breakout success in 2016. Let's break it down, shall we? She hit the runway at Chanel's Métiers d'Art show in Paris; she landed her own cover of Wonderland magazine; she walked Yeezy Season 4 for Kanye West; she was featured on the November cover of L'Uomo Vogue; and she scored a spot in Calvin Klein's buzzy fall campaign, alongside Frank Ocean, Kate Moss, Grace Coddington and Bella Hadid. To say she's firmly on our 2017 radar would be a vast understatement.
The 18-year-old, IMG-signed model has a very famous last name (yes, her dad is Sylvester Stallone), and while she's popped up in several editorials over the past year, she just got her official big break: a spot on the Chanel Métiers d'Art runway in Paris. We're thinking her castings will multiply exponentially come fashion month in February.