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

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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