In the age of social media, landing a coveted runway exclusive is no longer the sole way for a new face to distinguish herself during fashion month. While a prime spot at Prada or Givenchy will always turn heads, modeling can’t be reduced to a numbers game. In other words: It isn’t enough to walk the walk—you have to stand out from the pack.
The Fall 2019 shows were dominated by young people who did just that. Among this bright new crop, you’ll find entrepreneurs, content creators, and beauties for whom an impressive list of shows only tells one part of the story. Here, the models of the season share what fashion month was like for them.