V Magazine’s Model Issue Stars Candice Swanepoel, Lindsey Wixson, and More

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Photos: Terry Richardson / V Magazine

Bright idea: Candice Swanepoel and Joan Smalls; Daphne Groeneveld and Saskia de Brauw

Original supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell may be having their moment thanks to Duran Duran's just-released "Girl Panic!" video, but there's still plenty of spotlight left over for the newbies.

Take V Magazine's Model Issue, which has devoted four covers to fashion's fresh faces, as photographed and styled by our favorite duo, Terry Richardson and Carine Roitfeld.

Speaking of fab couples, the tropical-themed covers pair Candice Swanepoel with Joan Smalls; Daphne Groeneveld with Saskia de Brauw; Bambi Northwood-Blyth with Lindsey Wixson; and Sui He with Hana Ben Abdesslem, all of whom rock leis, Technicolor tights, and bold floral prints from the likes of Balenciaga, Celine, Louis Vuitton, and Givenchy.

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Photos: Terry Richardson / V Magazine

Perfect couples: Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Lindsey Wixson; Sui He and Hana Ben Abdesslem

Inside, the girls run amok with hula hoops and bubble makers as Roitfeld gushes over this next generation of models.

“It’s a big moment of change in fashion," she says. "In some cases, you feel like it’s the end of an era. I have been feeling this with cover subjects, and especially models.

"These eight girls are unique, not one is like the other. Candice is the only blonde and blue-eyed of this new generation of supermodels. Joan is black, Sui He is Asian, Hanna [sic] is North African. It’s their diversity that makes each of them, to me, truly modern. They bring a new energy to fashion.”

For more, visit V online and pick up the #74 Winter Issue, out now.

For more vibrant fashion, check out fall's colored denim trend.

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