Kaia Gerber stole this year's Spring/Summer Fashion Week. Walking in shows such as Versace, Alexander Wang, and Moschino, she showed the world that she truly is Cindy Crawford’s daughter. However, does Kaia Gerber deserve all the recognition she received this fashion week? Do any of today's biggest models deserve their notoriety? Kendall Jenner is part of the Kardashian family. Gigi and Bella Hadid are the daughters of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Hadid. Hailey Baldwin is actor Stephen Baldwin's daughter and Alec Baldwin's niece. Once upon a time, models like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Tyra Banks earned their supermodel status. What happened to models that earn their place in the industry?
This Fashion Week, there were many new models that hit the runway; models that are not the children of famous people, but rather people that worked their way up in the fashion industry through hard work. They are diverse, beautiful, and empowering. They are changing the industry and beauty standards. Here are some of this year’s new models that earned their model status.
Manuela Sanchez is a 16-year-old Dominican model. She debuted at the Saint Laurent S/S 17 show. This year she walked for Chanel, Valentino, and many other prestigious designers. Her uniquely beautiful but edgy looks show why she is favored by so many designers. She was listed by The New York Times as a model to watch this season. You can follow her on Instagram @manuela_sanchez_
Hannah Motler is a 16 year old British model. She started in the Calvin Klein S/S 18 show. She also walked for Victoria Beckham, Givenchy, and many other prestigious designers. Her delicate and dramatic looks make her a clear standout. She was listed by Vogue as part of the Breakout Model Class of 2018. You can follow her on Instagram @Hannah_Motler
Naomi Chin Wing is a 17-year-old model from Trinidad and Tobago. She debuted in Saint Laurent’s S/S 18 show. She also walked for Alexander McQueen and Altuzarra this season. Vogue referred to her as Trinidad’s next top model. You can find her on Instagram @naomichinwing
Samile Bermannell is an 18 year old model from Brazil. This Fashion Week, she walked for Miu-Miu, Off-White, Dolce & Gabbana, and many other prestigious designers. Harper’s Bazaar highlighted her saying, “When you combine girlish beauty with innate poise on the runway, it makes for casting-director catnip. Bermannelli demonstrated both qualities this season.”
You can follow her on Instagram @samile_b
Fran Summers is an 18-year-old British model. This year she walked for Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and many other prestigious designers. She was referred to by Vogue as a new fashion favorite. You can follow her on Instagram @fransummers