Women’s fashion magazine ELLE has unveiled the names on the inaugural edition The ELLE List 2018, in association with THE OUTNET.COM.
The list celebrates the next generation of game-changers spanning over fashion, beauty, music, film, art, media, technology, politics and social activism.
The full list is featured in ELLE’s July 2018 issue and there will be a monthly profile on each person in subsequent issues.
Check out the influential Africans on the list:
When Wilson isn’t walking the runway for Margiela, he’s using his art to encourage us to confront society’s consumerism. As a follow-up to his exhibition of the same name, his latest book, Wait, is a collection of thoughtful poems and short stories addressing our wasteful culture.
Having been at the forefront of the natural hair care movement since the early 2000s, Mensah is the three-time winner of Afro Hairdresser of the Year and the go-to for ‘fro woes – just ask clients Zadie Smith and Janelle Monáe.
Lynette Yiadom Boakye
Known for her portraits depicting black lives, Yiadom-Boakye was nominated for a Turner Prize in 2012, and has held solo exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, a show that was profiled by Zadie Smith for The New Yorker.
From Get Out to Black Panther, winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award 2018 and Oscar nominee. Daniel Kaluuya has been in every must-watch film or TV show of the past year.
After making her runway debut as an exclusive for Saint Laurent’s SS17 show, Adut is one of the industry’s most sought-after models, walking in every major show and landing campaigns for huge houses such as Moschino and Valentino.
Since taking over the mid-morning slot on BBC Radio 1 in 2015, Clara’s career has seen her present backstage at the Brit Awards and co-host Top of the Pops. She’s also co-hosted Film 2017 and interviewed everyone from Lady Gaga to Spike Lee, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.
Having walked shows for the likes of Fenty x Puma by Rihanna and appearing alongside Naomi Campbell in the 2018 Pirelli calendar, Duckie is one of the most striking new faces of fashion and beauty.
The winner of the 2017 CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Telfar first established his brand in 2005, pioneering a gender-neutral fashion revolution that has spread across the industry.
See the full list on www.elle.com