The Supermodels 2.0 Who Are Taking Over From Kendall, Gigi And Cara


MODELS, fashion editors and stylists will be descending on London Fashion Week this weekend.

Ahead of the shows, we’ve spoken to industry insiders to ask them which new models they’re excited about this season.

Getty Images – Getty Gigi Hadid dominating the catwalk

Who can replace Kendall Jenner as being a model muse?

Does Gigi Hadid need to watch her back with someone really close to her, and why is Cara Delevingne’s best pal stealing her crown?

We’ve asked fashion editors, makeup artists, fashion PRs and influencers who they think will be the next Model of The Moment.

Rex Features Kendall Jenner strutting her stuff on the catwalk

The new Kendall Jenner: Kaia Gerber

“My absolute fave and obvious one at the moment is Cindy Crawford’s bub Kaia Gerber. I idolised Cindy when I was growing up but Kaia also has that extra quality sass, style, and energy.”

Marty, Fashion Stylist (@martystylist)

Instagram Kaia Gerber and her mum, 90s supermodel Cindy Crawford

For those of you who don’t know, Kendall Jenner, 22, and Kaia Gerber, 16, are actually friends.

They also both come from well connected families and know what it’s like to grow up in the limelight.

Kaia can learn a lot from Kendall; working hard, not letting your romantic life get in the way and to ignore the haters.

Let’s hope she doesn’t agree to an advertisement deal with Pepsi.

Instagram The 16-year-old is a real stunner

The new Cara Delevingne: Adwoa Aboah

“This girl is amazing. She bagged herself a Vogue cover, a Burberry campaign and she got the Model of The Year award – this one is going to be huge. And she’s not afraid to talk about real issues – she turned her life around and now helps other women with her channel Gurl Talk.”

Laura Hartshorne, Fashion PR

Getty – Contributor Cara Delevingne has branched out of modelling and into acting

Instagram Adwoa was crowned Model Of The Year 2017

Cara Delevingne, 25, and Adwoa, 25, are firm fashion friends, even going on holiday together.

Aboah has suffered from depression and drug addiction in the past, and is now sober.

Cara has also spoken out about depression and suicidal thoughts.

They are both past Vogue cover stars and are dominating the luxury ad campaigns – but can their friendship cope in the highly competitive modelling industry?

Adwoa Aboah walking the Coach runway for AW18

The new Naomi Campbell: Leomie Anderson

“She’s not new to the modelling business but 2018 is her time to shine. She has buckets of sass whilst at the same time loads of individuality.”

Kelvin Barron, Fashion Stylist (@kelvinstylist)

Getty Images – Getty Naomi Campbell is one of the most famous supermodels in the world

Let’s face it, Naomi Campbell, 47, is irreplaceable but Leomie Anderson, 25, might have enough sass and attitude to fill the void.

Both from London, this pair have more in common than you think.

They have both publicly spoken out against racism in the fashion industry, taking to social media to call for more inclusive practices in the business.

Getty Images – Getty The 25-year-old Londoner has walked the Victorias Secret Fashion Show

The new Gigi Hadid: Anna Dewers

“She’s so strikingly beautiful. I’d love to get my brushes on her, she has cheekbones that are made for contouring.”

Lou Maddison, Make-up Artist (@loumadsmakeup)

We all know Gigi Hadid is stunning, but there is room for another hot blonde

Anna Ewers is a German fashion model.

The 24-year-old has multiple campaigns, covers, and runway shows she is ranked as one of the top up and coming models in the fashion industry.

Gigi Hadid, 22, is regarded as the top of her game, but can her lookalike steal her thunder?

Getty – Contributor Anna has been compared to Brigitte Bardot

Instagram She’s creative, just like Gigi

The new Iman: Halima Aden

“I love Halima. She is the only headscarf wearing Muslim supermodel and she’s proud of her heritage. Kanye hired her for his show, and Marc Jacobs did, too. Prepare to see a lot of this girl. She is similar to Iman purely because they’re both Somali, but really she’s a totally new addition to the modelling industry.”

Tracey Sayer, FABULOUS Fashion Director (@trayslounge)

Getty – Contributor Fashion model Iman is an inspiration to lots of models today

Instagram Halima is cute on social media

The 20-year-old rising star could learn a thing or two from Iman.

Halima made headlines last year when she wore her hijab and traditional clothes during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, and then landed the cover of CR Fashion Book.

For the magazine Iman actually interviewed Aden about taking the fashion world by storm – could she be her model mentor?

AFP or licensors The 20-year-old model walking the Max Mara show

The new Lily Cole: Fran Summers

“There’s a Brit model I’m following on Insta called Fran Summers. She made her debut at LW last season and has been in a couple of campaigns.  I love her grounded spirit (she’s from Yorkshire and has her own food Instagram @franmsfeasts) as well as her quirky vintage style.”

Natalie Wall, Fashion Writer (@natwallers)

Times Newspapers Ltd Lily Cole is one of the most famous British models of the last 10 years

Instagram Fran Summers is the best thing to come out of Yorkshire in a long time

Fran Summers might not be a face you recognise yet, but the Yorkshire lass is going to get bigger and bigger.

Discovered in Westfield, this 18-year-old is going places.

Lily has shied away from the catwalk spotlight recently, and is keen to use her name for good, working with countless charities around the world.

Rex Features Fran Summers on the catwalk at the Louis Vuitton show

The new Alex Wek: Duckie Thot

“Apart from being daw-droppingly beautiful, she also has cool points because Rihanna is her mentor. She has a great look (her sister is also a model!), but most importantly she uses her platform to talk out about the importance of diversity. Plus squad goads – she’s best mates with all the cool girls.”

Erica Davies from The Edited (@erica_davies)

Getty Images – Getty Alex Wek doing her thing on the catwalk

Alek Wek isn’t one of those “squad goals” models, she’s not in it for the Instagram likes, she is a hardcore professional.

And so is Duckie.

New to the modelling wold, the 21-year-old South Sudanese Aussie beauty, is a Style cover star and is going to thrive this fashion month.

Instagram Duckie Thot is the next big thing, just wait and see


The new (edgier) Gisele: Mica Arganaraz

“I like her off duty vibe, she’s an artist, and a real muse. She has such an individual look  – she’s South American, but not as we know it.”

Holly Coopey, Fashion Stylist (@hollycooop)

Getty – Contributor Gisele topped the richest model list from 2002 until 2016

Instagram Mica is the Queen of Cool

These two might both be from South America, but they also cater to a different audience.

While Gisele, 37, was known for her glossy look, Mica, 25, has more of a tomboy style.

She is best known for being a Prada muse and has been referred to as an it girl and “fashion force to be reckoned with.”

Rex Features Mica Arganaraz on the catwalk at the Louis Vuitton show

The new Jourdan Dunn: Neelam Gil

“I can’t wait to see what Coventry girl Neelam Gil will do next already a show stopping catwalk star for heavy hitters such as Kanya and Burberry she has graced the covers of Vogue and changed the face of Abercrombie & Fitch. At 22 her looks have got her far but I think it’s her work hard attitude that will propel her into stardom.”

Lynne McKenna, FABULOUS Fashion Stylist (@styledbylynnemckenna)

Rex Features Jourdan Dunn on the Brandon Maxwell catwalk

Instagram Coventry girl Neelam Gil smouldering for the camera

These two are friends, and Neelam is often commenting on Jourdan’s Instagram posts.

Jourdan, 27, was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Model Management in London shortly thereafter.

Neelam Gill is a 22-year-old model from Coventry but now lives in London.

The model is Sikh Indian and both her grandparents were born in India.

At age 14, Neelam was scouted by her agency Models 1, before landing her first major job in September 2013: a Burberry catwalk exclusive.

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