As the new year looms, it's time to cast our eyes forward and focus on the emerging talent that will be instrumental in shaping the future of fashion. Now more than ever, the industry has an insatiable hunger for newness, whether it's the next must-have bag, the designer du jour, the model of-the-moment, the emerging street style aficionado, or even the incessant changeover of creative directors at legacy houses. It's this constant re-branding, re-building, and reinvigoration that keeps fashion feeling new, exciting, and, most importantly, inspiring.
We've rounded up the next generation of the fashion vanguard. Already embraced by the style set, the eight names ahead will be all over our lips, Instagram feeds, and home pages come 2017 — familiarize yourself with them now before they get big (it's only a matter of time until they do).