In our Winter issue, FASHION editors rounded up the 100 people, products and experiences we think will blow up in 2019. It’s our inaugural Hot 100 Fuse List. From the workouts you’ll be doing, to the new designers and destinations you’ll see on your feed, this is your guide to being in the know this year. Here is our roundup of the faces you’ll be seeing on the catwalks. While pretty always gets you noticed, in 2019, models need more than looks to succeed—they need a spark.
“I was shooting with my daughter in France at Place Vendôme, and there was a lady walking her dog who came by with her phone and said, ‘Is this you?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it is.’ And she said, ‘I follow you and I love you,’” recounts Ghanem. At 53, the personal trainer might seem an unlikely fashion influencer, but she is known for mixing high and low, contemporary and vintage.
“I only add a few pieces to my wardrobe every season,” she says. “I don’t buy just to buy.” Instagrammers aren’t the only ones taking a liking to the long-legged, silver-haired beauty: Ghanem has worked with brands like Browns Shoes, Club Monaco, Reitmans and Sephora. What started out as a mother-daughter project (Cheyenne El-Khoury is the talent behind the lens) has propelled Ghanem into the limelight.
But she’s not letting any of the hype go to her head. “The first thing I wanted from my Instagram was to tell women that no matter their age, they can make themselves visible,” she says. “They still exist.” — By Jacquleyn Francis
36: Radhika Nair
Home: Kerala, India
You might know her… For being the first Indian woman to walk in a Balenciaga runway show (Spring 2017). Nair also appears in the Hu Holi campaign for Adidas and was on the September 2018 Vogue India cover.
Spark: “I have a responsibility to girls who haven’t seen a South Indian with their skin tone being called beautiful in mainstream media.”
Home: Windsor, Ont.
You might know her… From her 2018 CAFA Fresh Face Award of the Year or for walking the runways of Alexander Wang, Tibi and Margiela. She has also appeared in Adidas and M.A.C campaigns.
Spark: “The red hair and freckles are things I was bullied for, and now those are what get me jobs.”