Top models (from left to right): Kate King, Dauphine McKee, Anais Pouliot, Amanda Murphy, Sasha Luss, Ming Xi. 

While we’ll always love the fantastical game that is Fashion Week —the collections! The street style!—there were a few ubiquitous models that we couldn’t help but notice emerge this season. So we’re rounding up the famous faces that caught our eye on the Fall 2013 runways and just-rolled-out fashion campaigns. Take note—you may just be noticing these catwalk beauties now, but they’re combined talent and uniquely interesting looks grant them a staying power you won’t soon forget.

Fashion model of Fall 2013: Dauphine McKee
Ancaster, Ontario
Fall 2013 runway highlights: Chanel, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander
Why we love her: Our August 2013 cover girl’s first-ever Euro trip was last September en route to Milan Fashion Week; when she returned this past March for the Fall 2013 season, she landed on the front cover of Women’s Wear Daily. Not bad for the Toronto-based McKee, who fronts both Sid Neigum and Moschino’s Fall 2013 campaigns.

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Fashion model of Fall 2013: Amanda Murphy
Fall 2013 runway highlights:
Dries Van Noten, Chanel, Lanvin
Why we love her: The almond-eyed newcomer opened and closed Prada’s Fall 2013 runway, of which she appeared as an exclusive. But even with a jam-packed fashion week schedule, she isn’t scaling back on her career commitments: Murphy still maintains her day job as a radiology technologist.

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Top models (from left to right): Kate King, Dauphine McKee, Anais Pouliot, Amanda Murphy, Sasha Luss, Ming Xi.

Fashion model of Fall 2013: Kate King
Fall 2013 runway highlights: Rodarte, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera
Why we love her: The former ELLE Canada cover girl is a reigning catwalk star (pun fully intended). And in that vein, she fittingly donned a jewel-encrusted crown on Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2013 runway and posed along other members of fashion royalty—Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti—for its fall campaign. How regal!

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Fashion model of Fall 2013: Sasha Luss
Hometown: Magadan, Russia
Fall 2013 runway highlights: Givenchy, Valentino, Isabel Marant
Why we love her: She appeared in—count ’em!—58 runways this season alone, soon after making her catwalk premiere at Christian Dior’s Fall 2013 Haute Couture runway show. And with a perfect side-braid in tact, Luss appears in Valentino’s Fall 2013 video campaign.


Fashion model of Fall 2013: Ming Xi
Shanghai, China
Fall 2013 runway highlights: Christian Dior, Versace, Michael Kors
Why we love her: Talk about making a fashionable entrance, Xi debuted as an exclusive in Givenchy’s Spring 2010 couture show. She’s since been photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and wunderkind Toronto photog Tommy Ton for editorials in Vogue Russia and Harper’s Bazaar, respectively. This season, it’s splashy shots of Xi in Dsquared2 and Aldo’s Fall 2013 campaigns that have us wanting more.

Fashion model of Fall 2013: Anais Pouliot
Chicoutimi, Quebec
Fall 2013 runway highlights: Mugler, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier
Why we love her: That bee-stung pout, Bambi eyes and glowing complexion snagged our attention when Pouliot opened Erdem’s Spring 2012 runway show, and we’ve been hooked ever since. She can be found sitting cross-legged and Parisian fabulous in the Terry Richardson-shot Aldo Fall 2013 campaign, alongside top fashion models Jourdan Dunn, Jessica Stam and Lily Donaldson.

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