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BFC Announces US Picks For The 2018 ‘New Wave: Creatives’ Award.

Virtual reality star Lil Miquela, 'Hot Mess' artist Luka Sabbat, and modern-day philosopher Cleo Wade all made the cut.

On Thursday during an event at The Standard Hotel in New York City – Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Charles Jeffrey and Phillip Picardi unveiled the second round of NEW WAVE: Creatives. The list, which includes 20 trailblazers from image-makers, hair and makeup artists, set designers and creative directors, to models, digital influencers and stylists, represents the most innovative and inspiring young creative talent in the United States. The New York announcement followed the unveiling of the first 20 names which took place a few weeks ago in Shanghai.

On the “coolest creatives in American fashion” list, virtual reality star Lil Miquela, Hot Mess artist Luka Sabbat, influencer and modern-day philosopher Cleo Wade and stylist Solange Franklin made the cut.

The Fashion Plate
From top left: Creative work by stylist Solange Franklin, stylist Carlos Nazario, model Hari Nef, author and influencer Cleo Wade, model and artist Luka Sabbat, model Anok Yai, creative work by photographer Joshua Woods of fellow nominee model Halima Aden, digital influencer Lil Miquela, creative work by hair stylist Jawara Wauchope, model Adesuwa Aighewi and creative work by photographer Brianna Capozzi.

See the full list below:

Adesuwa Aighewi (Model); Anok Yai (Model); Aquaria (Drag Performer); Brianna Capozzi; (photographer); Carlos Nazario (Stylist, Senior Fashion Editor i-D); Cleo Wade (Poet, Artist, Author); Ethan James Green (Photographer); Halima Aden (Model); Hari Nef (Model, Actress, Activist), Jawara Wauchope (Hair Stylist); Joshua Woods (Photographer); Kaia Gerber (Model); Lil Miquela (Musician/Producer); Luka Sabbat (Creative Entrepreneur), Nick Vogelson (Founder & Editor in Chief, Document Journal); Nyle DiMarco (Model); Solange Franklin (Stylist); Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler (Fashion Critics, Diet Prada); Tyler Mitchell (Photographer); Zoey Grossman (Photographer).

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