Meet 20 Models Who Are Making Their Debut at NYFW

These are the faces (and names) to know this September

HOMETOWN: Poland, AGE: 18, DISCOVERED: Street scouted, PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS: Prada
(Photo: Courtesy Elite NYC).
HOMETOWN: Bronx, New York, AGE: 21, DISCOVERED: I was discovered by Sandro Guzman, the president of Ossygeno Models, when I went to casting in my country, Dominican Republic.
(Photo: Courtesy Ford Models).
HOMETOWN: Bushwick, Brooklyn, AGE: 22, DISCOVERED: I woke up one Monday morning, June 20th to be exact, and decided that was the day I would agency shop. I had my list ready of which ones to go see and all their addresses. I made a few rounds in Soho and eventually made my way into the city. I often don't get lost but on my way to visit an agency I was going the wrong way completely and as I'm walking the right way I hear someone say "hey are you with an agency?" I tell this random guy that I wasn't but I was on my way to visit some. With his strong accent he tells me he is a booker at Ford Models. It was really serendipitous..in my head I'm thinking "holy shit," but I keep my cool. He tells me his name is Paulo Santos and invites to me to take a look at the office. That was the moment I knew my career was going to start as a signed model. [And the] next day, that is what happened.
(Photo: Courtesy Ford Models).
HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina, AGE: 17, DISCOVERED: At school, PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS: Valentino
(Photo: Courtesy Elite NYC).
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PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS: Burberry (by Mario Testino), PREVIOUS SHOWS: Vetements, Ann Demeulemeester, Carven, Burberry, DISCOVERED: While bartending
(Photo: Courtesy IMG).
HOMETOWN: Beijing, China, AGE: 20, DISCOVERED: China Bentley Contest
(Photo: Courtesy Elite NYC).
HOMETOWN: Greenwich, CT, AGE: 23 DISCOVERED: Through Instagram by Lotta Volkova. She was the stylist and casting for Balenciaga and Vetements in Paris last winter. She had been following me for a little while and asked me to send her my measurements. I ended up booking both shows! I think she may have found me through shooting with Ryan McGinley, who I believe also found me through Instagram.
(Photo: Courtesy Ford Models).
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HOMETOWN: Winnetka,IL, AGE: 18, DISCOVERED: After doing some research, I decided to go into open call for Ford Chicago. The scout was a woman who unequivocally supported my goals to use fashion as a platform for my human rights work and gave me tremendous hope for the impact that could be made in the space. PREVIOUS EDITORIALS: Teen Vogue, featured as 21 under 21 Girls Changing The World
(Photo: Courtesy Ford Models).
HOMETOWN: Moscow, Russia, AGE: 17, PREVIOUS RUNWAY: Chanel Haute Couture
(Photo: Courtesy Elite NYC).
HOMETOWN: Rockford, Illinois, AGE: 20, DISCOVERED: I received a postcard in the mail advertising open calls for a modeling agency, went, and the rest is history!
(Photo: Courtesy Wilhelmina).
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HOMETOWN: Charleston, SC, AGE: 19, DISCOVERED: At a convention in Florida
(Photo: Courtesy Ford Models).
HOMETOWN: Melbourne, Australia, AGE: 20, DISCOVERED: Australia’s Next Top Model
(Photo: Elite NYC).
HOMETOWN: Moscow, Russia, AGE: 18, DISCOVERED: My mother agent saw me in the dancing studio and invited to the agency
(Photo: Courtesy Wilhelmina).
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HOMETOWN: Athens, Georgia; Raised in Orlando, Florida, DISCOVERED: Scouted by Jenny Rose VP of IMG, WALKING IN: Roland Mouret, OFF-DUTY: Volunteering and community service, including gardening and wellness activities with homeless and at-risk youth.
(Photo: Courtesy IMG).
HOMETOWN: Traverse City, MI, AGE: 18, DISCOVERED: Through Ford Model’s online scouting tool!
(Photo: Courtesy Ford Models).
HOMETOWN: Fishers, IN, AGE: 18, DISCOVERED: Won the V/Ford Models Search 2016, PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS AND EDITORIALS: V Magazine shot by Gia Coppola, ELLE Bulgaria, Opening Ceremony
(Photo: Courtesy Ford Models).
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HOMETOWN: Sichuan, China, DISCOVERED: Scouted in Beijing while attending Beijing Sports University, PREVIOUS EDITORIAL: Vogue Italia, V magazine, PREVIOUS SHOWS: Chanel, Calvin Klein, Adam Selman, Topshop, PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS: M.A.C. Cosmetics, Chopard OFF-DUTY: Avid Tennis player
(Photo: Courtesy IMG).
HOMETOWN: Southern Massachusetts, MA, AGE: 17, DISCOVERED: I had an opportunity to meet with a local agent back in Boston. Originally I didn't want to go but my mom told me to take the chance and maybe I might like it!
(Photo: Courtesy Ford Models).
HOMETOWN: Hillsborough, NJ, AGE: 22, DISCOVERED: I did IMTA a modeling convention and Wilhelmina loved me!
(Photo: Courtesy Wilhelmina).
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HOMETOWN: Winsted, Connecticut, AGE: 18, DISCOVERED: Came to an Elite NYC open call and was signed days later!
(Photo: Courtesy Elite NYC).

At some point, not long ago, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid were entirely unknown. They started out as any other model does during fashion week, teetering down a runway, wearing heels of a questionable height, to the thump of techno music. Basically, they were just like this set of 20 models who will be making their NYFW debut this September.

These are certainly faces (and names) that you’ll want to memorize, as each of these girls has the potential to become the next big thing. Or at least the next big Instagram sensation. Take Lily Olsen, for example, who was discovered on Instagram by Lotta Volkova, who cast the total newbie in the Balenciaga and Vetements shows in Paris last winter. Or the Russian born Sasha Belyaeva, who first walked the runway for Chanel’s Couture show, at the ripe age of 17. Plus, the winner of Australia’s Next Top Model, Duckie Thot, is coming stateside this season. We could go on and on, but click through to see all of the freshest fashion week faces.