The models to watch at NYFW

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The models to watch at NYFW

Age: 25

Origin: California, USA

Bona Fides: Alana has appeared in editorials for Interview, Vogue Italia, LOVE, Vogue Japan, Vogue Russia, i-D and CR in the past season alone.  Last season she walked the runway for Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, BLK DNM, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg. 

Origin: Chicago, USA

Bona Fides: Amanda stars alongside Christy Turlington in the Fall '13 Prada campaign (her first major fashion campaign).  She was one of the most in-demand models of F/W '13 fashion week, walking in shows for Prada, Miu MIu, Chanel, Dior, Lanvin and Proenza Schouler.

Age: 20

Origin: English-born, New Zealand-raised

Bona Fides: Ashleigh was discovered in November 2012 and by February, was booked as an exclusive in the Givenchy Paris Fall '13 show.  She is a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld's.

Origin: Japan

Bona Fides: Chiharu made runway appearances at Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Reed Krackoff, Preen, Fendi and Prada last season.  Additionally, she recently appeared in the 5th anniversary issue of LOVE magazine starring Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Georgia May Jagger.

Origin: USA

Bona Fides: Having only made her fashion week debut during the February collections, Drake is showing the breadth of her potential on the cover of WSJ Magazine this month.  In just a few short months, Drake has gone from runway.  Additionally, she debuted on the runway last season, walking for major designers including Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Missoni, and Thom Brown. She also Portrayed the lead role in Larry Clark’s film, “Marfa Girl.”

Age: 18

Origin: Netherlands

Bona Fides: Liza made her runway debut in Paris as an exclusive at the Miu Miu FallWinter 2013 show, and has continued to land major editorials for LOVE magazine and Vogue Italia.

Age: 19

Origin: Kenya

Bona Fides: Malaika is being hailed as "the new Naomi" after landing a spot in Prada star-studded Fall 2013 campaign-- the first black model to do so since Naomi in 1994.

Origin: United Kingdom

Bona Fides: Sam debuted as a Balenciaga Spring 2013 runway exclusive, and since has appeared in a total of 64 Fall 2013 shows including Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Saint Laurent and Valentino.

It's that time of the year again!

The kickoff to New York Fashion Week is less than 24-hours away, promising a schedule brimming with runway shows, presentations, late-night parties and of course, models! We can hardly wait to see the return of some of our favorite top models including Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Hilary Rhoda and Karen Elson, not to mention the multitude of fresh faces ready to take the fashion world by storm!

In anticipation of the fresh faces who will snag not only the attention of the editors and style influencers sitting front row, but also model fanatics around the world, we've put together our own special facebook highlighting eight of this season's most buzzed newcomers.

From "the next Naomi" to a Miu Miu exclusive, here's your guide to New York Fashion Week's soon-to-be-major model faces!
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