With every new fashion season, a set of African models rise through the ranks to become superstars, from Mayowa Nicholas to Shanelle Nyasiase, each promising act makes a case for diversity on the runways. From Ayobami Okekunle‘s NYFW debut to a South Sudanese family walking for Ralph Lauren – check out the most spectacular Instagram moments African models shared from New York Week 2018.

George Okeny (Sudanese) & Yanii Gough (Haitian) and their son Zola Adu Okeny walking for Ralph Lauren’s 50th-anniversary show

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Mayowa Nicholas’ regal walk for Ralph Lauren’s 50th Anniversary show

 

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Undoubtedly one of the most magical show I ever Walked What an honor to be a part of your 50th anniversary @ralphlauren ❤️

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Blésnya Minher’s red-lipped selfie backstage at the Escada show

 

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Make up at @escadaofficial show today. Who doesn’t like a nice red lipstick?💄❤️ #simpleyetsobeautiful

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Duckie Thot’s power-strut for Jeremy Scott

Adut Akech’s stunning street style snapshot by Leofaria

 

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@adutakech New York Fashion Week @streetstylemood @leofaria @nyfw #semanasdemodacidadejardim #nyfw #leofaria #streetstyle

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Ayobami Okekunle walks her first show at NYFW walking for Rodarte

Shanelle Nyasiase poses off with Davido and Victoria Kimani

Adut Akech Bior and Halima share a hug at the BoF500 gala during NYFW – they both made this year’s list

Maria Borges shows off her legs in a hot pink skirt on the streets of New York

Sudanese sisters Nyarach Abouch Ayuel and Nykhor-Nyakueinyang Paul share a BTS selfie

Elizabeth Ayodele’s bare face beauty for Ohii

 

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@ohiibeauty by @urbanoutfitters with a fabteam @bloobandit @ajquon thank you for having me 🖤

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An epic bathroom selfie featuring Adesuwa, Mayowa, Adut, Blésnya, Janaye and Shanelle

 

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Class of over achievers 🏅

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