As New York Fashion Week SS20 came to an end, we couldn’t help but beam with pride over the good number of African models who walked the shows. While diversity is still an issue in the modelling world, we have to agree that things are getting better and the runways are getting much more colourful.
From Nigeria’s Mayowa Nicholas and Adesuwa Aighewi, to Angolan supermodel Maria Borges and South-Sudanese models like Adut Akech, Akiima Ajak and others, our rising continent was pretty well represented on the runways and we’re celebrating how far African models have come.
While this list presents only 10 models, these ones are only a representation of the many other models of African heritage who walked the New York fashion Week runways.
Check out 10 African runway models who made their mark at New York Fashion Week SS20… New York fashion week.
Olamide Ogundele in Brandon Maxwell
Adut Akech in Carolina Herrera
Anok Yai in Tom Ford African models
Ayobami Okekunle in Adeam
Eniola Abioro in Brandon Maxwell
Sabah Koj in Brandon Maxwell
Mayowa Nicholas in Khaite African models
Adesuwa Aighewi in Tory Burch
Sira Kante in Studio 189 New York fashion week.
Aminat Ayinde in Maki Oh
Image credit: Vogue.com – African runway models
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