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The cool new names you need to know in 2017

By Chloe Best

ones to watch
January 27, 2017
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With Oscar nominations, hit singles and huge modelling campaigns between them, 2017 is already proving to be a hugely successful year for these fresh faces – and they're just getting started.

Not content with causing a stir in the worlds of film, music and beauty, these girls are already becoming ones to watch in the style stakes too – and are sure to be prominent fixtures in the front row this fashion month.

Get the lowdown on the new names you need to know in 2017…

Anya Taylor-Joy

After being scouted as a model when she was a teenager, it wasn't long before Anya's acting abilities were recognised (by Downton Abbey star Adam Leech no less), and she made the move into film. Now aged 20, she has an eclectic array of acting projects behind her – including a prominent role in Netflix's Barack Obama biopic Barry.

But it is in 2017 that Anya is expected to become a household name after being nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star award and a rumoured role in the upcoming X-Men films. Remember this face.

Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga is getting the recognition she deserves in 2017 after landing a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in Loving. The role has been hailed as Ruth's breakthrough performance, but she has actually been acting consistently for over 12 years alongside stars such as Brad Pitt and Samuel L. Jackson.

The 35-year-old has become our new style icon too, following a number of flawless red carpet appearances in pieces from Louis Vuitton, Erdem and Valentino to name just a few. We can't wait to see what she wears on Oscars night.

Iris Law

Best known as the daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, Iris Law started 2017 on a high after being named as the face of Burberry Beauty's new Liquid Lip Velvet collection. The 16-year-old said she was "honoured and excited" to have landed the campaign, which is sure to cement her status as a rising star in the modelling world.

Amelia Windsor

Once dubbed "the most beautiful member of the royal family" by Tatler magazine, Amelia Windsor has since been signed by Storm models and has recently expressed her desire to launch a fashion career.

The 36th-in-line to the throne has already carried out an internship with Chanel, and is fast proving herself to be a royal fashion icon thanks to her stunning appearances decked head-to-toe in pieces from the brand. Jealous, us?

Bebe Rexha

Chances are, you're already a fan of Bebe's work without realising. The talented 27-year-old has worked as a songwriter since she was a teenager, penning hits including Rihanna and Eminem's The Monster.

Now she's launched her own solo career and describes herself as a "pop disrupter", becoming instantly recognisable thanks to her platinum blonde hair and effortlessly cool street style, which she has previously said is inspired by "old hip-hop".

Staz Lindes

Model, Instagram sensation and all-round cool girl, Staz Lindes looks set to make her breakthrough in the fashion world this year, after being named as the face – and lips – of YSL's newest beauty launch Tint in Balm.

Staz follows in the footsteps of the likes of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne in modelling for the brand, and appears to be the perfect fit with her rock chick style, inspired by musicians including Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan.

Kaia Gerber

With Cindy Crawford as a mother, it was inevitable that Kaia Gerber was going to become a modelling sensation. Having already landed a Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign and a number of magazine covers, 2017 is likely to be the year that Kaia is catapulted into the big time as she turns 16 in September.

Pooja Mor

You may not know the name but you may well already recognise Pooja's face, as she has fronted a number of campaigns including H&M's beauty offering and Zara's winter campaign.

This 25-year-old left her native India in 2015 to pursue a modelling career, and the gamble has well and truly paid off – with catwalk appearances for Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen to her name.

Cami Morrone

She has over 700,000 Instagram followers, her own eponymous lifestyle website, a burgeoning modelling career and she's set to star in upcoming film Death Wish alongside Bruce Willis… is there anything Cami Morrone can't do?!

It's safe to say that this 19-year-old's star is on the rise, and she has already earned comparisons to fellow model – and friend – Hailey Baldwin, thanks to her striking features. Watch this space.

Sai Bennett

Sai Bennett made her name with a two-year stint on ITV drama Mr Selfridge, but she has gone on to star alongside Cara Delevingne in The Face of an Angel, as well as landing a role in critically acclaimed BBC drama Close To The Enemy.

The 26-year-old has been touted for great things in the industry, and has become a regular fixture on the front row at fashion weeks, showcasing her effortlessly cool style in designers including Burberry and Dior.

Dua Lipa

This British singer-songwriter had an amazing start to her music career in 2016 with hit singles Hotter than Hell and Blow Your Mind (Mwah). Now 2017 promises to be even more exciting with the release of her debut solo album, being shortlisted for the Brit Awards Critics' Choice Awards and a US tour already lined up.

We can't forget to mention the singer's enviable glam-grunge style either; taking inspiration from the nineties, Dua Lipa says her everyday pieces include a choker, fishnet tights and leather jacket.

Sasha Lane


American actress Sasha Lane made her film debut in the critically acclaimed film American Honey in 2016, and she has quickly been signed up for a further four film projects.

Sasha's distinctive look and sense of style has seen her win over the fashion world too, with Louis Vuitton enlisting her to be the face of their LVSERIES6 campaign, which showcases their SS17 collection.

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