Here at Who What Wear, we're known for a few things. Maybe you pay us a visit to get your download on the latest emerging trends or to glean some inspiration on what to add to your cart. But we have another hidden talent. We pride ourselves on our keen ability to pinpoint rising talent before they reach their breakout moments, whether we're chatting with scream queen Jenna Ortega or streaming star Maia Reficco. You could say it's kind of our thing.
It got us thinking: The new class of Gen Z celebs and nepotism babies aren't just talented for their acting, modeling, or singing chops, and they aren't famous merely because of who their parents are. (Although to be clear, that definitely helps.) They're also wildly stylish. Here, we've put together a by-no-means-exhaustive list of Hollywood's so-called "next gen." If there's one thing we're sure of, it's that the eight names below are set for a meteoric rise to fame, so you'd be wise to commit them to memory now. Whether they're making waves on the runways or the silver screen, they're looking especially stylish while doing it. So continue on to see the Gen Z–celebrity outfits that prove they're up next.
When your dad is former NBA star Dwyane Wade, there's little chance that you're shying away from the spotlight, and 15-year-old Zaya is certainly ready for her moment. In 2020, she came out as transgender with the legal help of her parents and has since been outspoken about the journey and how critical comments online have impacted her. On the fashion front, she's making a name for herself, already working with stepmom Gabrielle Union's stylist to carve out her own personal aesthetic. And it's a delight to see it play out in real time. Just last month, Miu Miu dressed her for its S/S 23 show in Paris, and her Instagram feed is a trove of epic style moments.
Senior news editor Erin Fitzpatrick recently stated that Iris Law would be a household name very, very soon, and I wholeheartedly agree with her. Law has amassed quite the following across Instagram and TikTok, where she shares her quirky-cool sense of style with an audience that hangs onto her every move. She also attended her first Met Gala this year and has snagged coveted campaigns with Versace, Moschino, and more.
Amelia Gray Hamlin is hardly new to the spotlight. As the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna, she basically grew up on TV and is no stranger to the paparazzi, either, who seem to have snapped her every outing with former boyfriend Scott Disick. This fashion month, Hamlin stormed the runways from New York to Paris, where she walked for powerhouses such as LaQuan Smith and, most notably, Balenciaga, sporting her signature bleached brows.
You might have recognized Chase Sui Wonders from our 2021 feature with the rising actor or maybe you know her from her recent roles in HBO's Genera+ion and horror-comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies. Maybe the name Sui even rings a bell. Yes, designer Anna Sui is her aunt, and Wonders has definitely inherited the fashion gene. She's the perfect example an It girl in the making and, it turns out, we're not the only ones who think so. Chanel, Miu Miu, and Dior have all had the pleasure of dressing the Gen Z star.
POV: You're the daughter of international supermodel *the* Kate Moss. It's no surprise that Lila Grace Moss is following in her mom's footsteps—quite literally. She's establishing herself as a runway force, having walked for Versace, Miu Miu, Coperni, Fendi, Tommy Hilfiger, and too many more iconic fashion houses to count. Watch out, Bella and Kaia.
Mia Regan, also known as Mimi Moocher per her social media handles, is a British model and digital creator. Her style is quintessentially Gen Z. A scan of her current feed reveals her penchant for trends like low-rise pants, warped sunglasses, and loads of bright colors and quirky print combinations. While she used to date Romeo Beckham, she's remained close with the family. Victoria Beckham just announced a collaboration with Regan on a six-piece denim capsule (launched today), which will no doubt take her already-healthy social media following to new heights.
Get ready to hear the name Iris Apatow a lot more. As she's the daughter of Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann and the sister of Maude Apatow, there's plenty of star power in her DNA, and the youngest of the bunch is capitalizing on it. She starred most recently in Netflix's The Bubble, counts Olivia Rodrigo as a close friend, and attends Louis Vuitton shows from Paris to L.A. So we'd say she's doing something right.
Dua Lipa may already be a household name, but her 21-year-old sister Rina is quickly becoming a rising force as a budding model and social media presence. She made her runway debut at the F/W 21 GCDS show and has continued to walk for the Italian streetwear label ever since. It's no surprise that her personal style would take after Dua's with an air of edgy glam that her older sister is known for. Earlier this year, Versace tapped both Lipa girls to star in the campaign for their Medusa Mini bag alongside sister duo Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina.