Jing Wen, Ina Jensen, Karly Loyce & Camille Hurel

Jing Wen, China, 23
NYC–based Jing Wen, who is originally from China, seems especially unfazed by the frantic energy that comes with the process of model casting, and for good reason: She’s walked for Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada, and has landed the cover of Chinese Vogue. Wen’s style is just as insouciant as her attitude—the elegant high-waisted denim look she wore for model castings this week captures the spirit of her cinematic influences, namely the bold female leads of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

Ina Maribo Jensen, Copenhagen, 17
While the young Danish upstart has only made the New York Fashion Week rounds once before, she already has some insights into the distinctive spirit of the shows here. “In New York, it’s more about personality, and you can dress up for the castings, and you don’t have to wear black jeans and a tank top,” she explains. “It’s much more about individual personalities than the look.”

Karly Loyce, Martinique, 24
Karly Loyce, who hails from Martinique’s capital, Fort-de-France, was studying biology at university when she was scouted on the streets of Paris in 2013. She’s become a familiar face on the runways on both sides of the pond, including at Céline, where she made her debut, though she hopes to continue her studies in a few years. “I hope I will be an engineer biologist, working in the hospital, maybe in the laboratories,” she says. “I love that.”

Camille Hurry, France, 19
Parisian model Camille Hurry didn’t really look up to any runway stars when she was younger, but now gets inspiration by overachieving models such as Karlie Kloss. “I’m interested in her because she’s really smart and she’s doing a lot of things outside of modeling,” she says. “She’s not just a face. You can feel it.”