7 New British Models To Watch

Caroline Leaper
by Caroline Leaper

Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Jourdan Dunn and co. have paved the way for a whole pack of cool new Brit girls.

The SS14 shows saw a Brit model takeover, as a whole host of hot new home girls took the global fashion industry by storm. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch, because, let’s face it, even Mossy was the new girl once.

Sam Rollinson,19

Where’s Rolli?:
Sam was spotted out shopping with her mum in Doncaster aged just 13. Select saw her star potential and got their bids in early.

SS14 show tally: 36. Walked for every key show this season.

Key moment: 'I'd just done a school project on Mario Testino – then I found out he'd be shooting me!' she said of her starring role in Burberry’s SS10 ad campaign, alongside Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Douglas Booth.

Star power: 14885 Insta-fans.

Best quote: 'On an Instagram photo someone once commented, "Your cheekbones were carved from the bones of failed models!"'

Rosie Tapner, 17

Girl, scouted: Schoolgirl Rosie was spotted by super-agency Storm at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham.

SS14 show tally: One, Topshop. Revision comes first, duh.

Key moment: What was your first job? Not to make you feel bad, but Rosie’s was fronting Balenciaga’s global ad offensive for SS12. You’ll also recognise that perfect English rose pout from Topshop posters everywhere.

Star power: A backstage video of Rosie doing the Harlem Shake with Cara and Jourdan went viral last year, racking up more than 1.6 million YouTube hits. Wowza.

Girl most likely to: Get behind the camera – she’s hoping to study photography at uni next year.

Malaika Firth, 20

Finding Firth:
After watching Channel 4 documentary ‘The Model Agency’, a then-17-year-old Malaika’s mum gave Premier owner Carole White a call. The rest is history.

SS14 show tally: An incredible 55 shows this season. We’re exhausted just looking at the pictures.

Key Moment: In 2013 Malaika became the first black face of a Prada campaign since Naomi Campbell in 1994.

Best Quote: 'I was in IKEA buying a sofa and I heard my phone ring. My agency was like, "The [Prada] pictures are out." I was so excited, I screamed in IKEA. I couldn’t help it.'

Star power: 41,000 Instagram followers sigh in unison over her stunning selfies.

Girl most likely to: Become a fully-fledged star.

Matilda Lowther, 18

Look for Lowther: Spotted by Select on a school trip.

SS14 show tally: Nine, including Hermes, Margaret Howell and an opening slot at Burberry.

Key moment: Starring in the Testino-shot SS14 Burbs campaign alongside rumoured new boyfriend JCB (that’s Mortal Instruments actor Jamie Campbell Bower, for the uninitiated).

Best quote: 'I don't wear much designer stuff really - apart from Burberry!' she laughs. We wonder if Christopher Bailey pays his staff in clothes...

Georgia Taylor, 17

Georgia’s ruling: The Kent-native was spotted underground at Oxford Circus tube station by global mega-agents IMG.

SS14 show tally: Six, including Dior, Acne, Celine and McQueen.

Key moment: Christopher Kane gave Georgia her big break when he asked her to open his SS14 show after spending the summer as his fit model. Who knew having pins poked into your sides like an extremely stylish voodoo doll could be the easiest route to a dream job?

Girl most likely to: Take on Broadway. As a model, singer and actress, Georgia’s a triple threat.

Charlotte Wiggins, 21

Discover me good: Wiggins was scouted in 2008 at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham. 'An agent from Select bolted towards me as soon as I came in the door. He kept trying to get me to go with him to the agency right then and there. At first I was pretty weirded out!'

SS14 show tally: 19. This season Charlotte got to travel the world with her BFF and flatmate Sam Rollinson. Tough job.

Key moment: Schooling Romeo Beckham for his modeling debut in the SS13 Burberry campaign.

Best quote: 'If modeling doesn’t work out, it’s not the end of the world. I think that’s what some people lose sight of.'

Brogan Loftus,19

Star signing: M+P Models spotted Brogan in her hometown, York.

SS14 show tally: One. A Celine exclusive in her debut season. Does it get any more major? We think not.

Key moment: Took a selfie with Kanye backstage at Celine’s AW show. Good work.

Girl most likely to: Use her superpowers to help mankind. 'I want to work with children and help them out since I'm ridiculously close to my seven year old brother,' she says. Aw.

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