15 Models You Need To Follow On Instagram During London Fashion Week
For those of us not fortunate enough to land front row tickets to the hottest AW16 shows this week, Instagram is the only golden ticket you really need to experience LFW like a VIP from the comfort of your bedroom.
But who should you be following for those front row exclusives, backstage antics and after party dramz? The models of course - which is why we’ve rounded up a gaggle of babes you should be following during London Fashion Week.
From besties Kendall and Gigi to runway bad gals Lexi and Binx, we’ve got you covered.
1. Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner)
Let’s not pretend that you aren’t already one of the 48.9 million people following Kendall on Instagram, but still.
2. Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid)
#Duh. It’s, like, a given that when you’re not keeping up with Kendall, you’re most likely checking in with Gigi, but what we would love to know is how this model super is gonna top a week which saw her close Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show at NYFW AND pose naked for the cover of Vogue Paris? Perhaps a little power couple fronting on the #FROW with Zayn?
3. Bella Hadid (@bellahadid)
Why? Because you can’t follow one Hadid sister and not the other, that’s just rude. Also, we wouldn’t be quick to dismiss this younger Hadid from stealing the show at Fashion Week. As Marc Jacob’s spring campaign star, Allure’s March cover girl and one of Carine Roitfeld’s #CRGirls, Bella is doing just fine living in a world dominated by Gigi.
4. Lili Sumner (@lilisumner)
Fellow Marc Jacobs spring 2016 campaign star Lili Sumner is the icy blonde former Saint Laurent muse you’d likely have a lot of fun partying with. Plus she spent a lot of last year walking the runway for all the big designers, so you know she's going to be in ALL the shows this time around.
Totally unfiltered, Lili is just the right amount of rock n' roll you'd expectsfrom a good ol' Fashion Week.
5. Grace Hartzel (@graciehartzel)
Another past Saint Laurent muse worthy of a mention is Grace Hartzel, the anime-obsessed brunette who is currently starring in spring 2016 ads for Dior, Michael Kors, Tod’s and Giuseppe Zanotti. Her Instagram is trippy af but in the best possible way.
6. Lexi Boling (@lexiboling)
For someone who has the word 'bad' tattooed on their ribcage, we have nothing but good things to say about Lexi Boling and her Instagram - which in a lot of ways, we guess, is unapologetically bad. If you prefer your models babes moody and unfiltered, this American model’s Instagram is the one for you.
7. Riley Montana (@loveme_rileym)
From fast-food employee to Givenchy campaign girl, Riley Montana’s career is the stuff of Disney Princess dreams with Riccardo Tisci booking the Detroit native for his spring campaign not long after she relocated from Los Angeles to New York in 2014. Since then, Riley has gone on to walk the runway for every major designer you can think of, counts Naomi Campbell as a model mum, and is currently starring in Balmain’s SS16 Eyewear campaign.
8. Naomi Campbell (@iamnaomicampbell)
The certified Dom Pérignon of British fashion, LFW just won’t be the same without our Naomi Campbell, who in the month of February has already gifted the world her presence modelling in Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3 show and a newsstand 'moment' flirting with A$AP Rocky on the cover of POP. Don’t let us down now Naomi, we expect nothing short of greatness from you at LFW.
9. Ruth and May Bell (@ruthandmay)
What dedicated fashion lover doesn’t love stumbling across the occasional '2 for 1' bargain every once in a while? That's exactly what the fashion industry did last year when they discovered British sisters Ruth and May Bell. Currently starring in Burberry’s spring campaign together wearing the brand’s iconic cashmere scarves across their bare chests, you can expect the girls to dominate the catwalk at the AW16 shows.
10. Ruth Bell (@ruthnotmay)
A more avid user of Instagram than her sister, Ruth’s Instagram is another must-follow during LFW and posts regularly to her 21,000 followers. Expect this number to grow sharply though, as i-D’s new cover star builds on her already fancy catwalk credentials which have seen her walk for Moschino, Jason Wu and Rihanna in last week’s Fenty x Puma show.
11. Fernanda Ly (@warukatta)
Hailing from Sydney, pink-haired model Fernanda Ly first made a name for herself when she walked the AW15 show for Louis Vuitton, and has since gone on to shoot for Nastygal, Teen Vogue, and Vogue Japan. Currently winking at us on newsstands as one of two cover girls for i-D’s Pre Spring issue (with the other being Ruth Bell, obvi), this cotton candy crush of ours is unlikely to go unnoticed at LFW over the next few days.
12. Binx Walton (@binxwalton)
At only 19, it feels like Binx Walton can now be called a fashion veteran, such has been her meteoric rise to well-respected runway model, campaign star and now shoe designer for brand Superga in what has only been a few fashion seasons. Having already walked for fashion giants Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang this month alone, all eyes will be on this American dream when she brings her magnetic catwalk presence to blighty.
13. Lineisy Montero (@lineisymontero)
Since walking the Prada AW15 runway, Lineisy Montero's career has taken off in a big way, with the beautiful model currently starring in not one but three spring summer campaigns for Chanel, Givenchy and Zara. Posting a mix of runway 'moments', campaign shots and candid personal moments, Lineisy’s Instagram is a must-follow this LFW.
14. Golden Barbie aka Jasmine Sanders (@golden_barbie)
Is it too much to ask that fashion’s favourite doll make an unexpected appearance at LFW this year? We have our fingers crossed for this one, and while she doesn’t often walk in shows, our #wcw (until the end of time) IS featured in both Love Magazine and British GQ this month, which is surely perfect timing for this gorgeous South Carolina gal to do some press on this side of the pond, no?
15. Anna Cleveland (@anna_vrc)
The fashion industry loves a wild card, and Anna Cleveland - who after several stops and starts in her career finally garnered the attention of fashion’s most influential designers and stylists last year after starring in a Lanvin ad with her supermodel mother Pat - is a face you will be seeing a lot more of this year thanks to her infectious personality, striking features and commitment in front of the camera. Why else do you think editor Katie Grand would include her in the current issue of Love alongside model big hitters Gigi and Kendall?
- By Portis Wasp.
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