Subscriber Account active since. But with still more to be done, there are black models working every day to change the industry for the better, including Jillian Mercado, Winnie Harlow, and Precious Lee. As New York Fashion Week kicks off, here are some of the most important — some already established and some up-and-coming — black models working in the industry today. Harlow's career began on "America's Next Top Model" in After being eliminated, she started working professionally in the industry, appearing in several magazines, including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Ebony. The model also appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in
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This fashion month however, there are 3 African models that have dominated the catwalks. O nce upon a time, the fashion industry was not a favorably industry for black models. Often underrepresented and unappreciated, black models did not get the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Though we have a very long way to go, we must admit that there has been a huge push for inclusivity. Now, we see black models on runways wearing their natural hair and walking in multiple shows.
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Siad is a Somali-Ethiopian fashion model currently based in New York is definitely one of the top African models. Siad secured a print campaign for Ralph Lauren in , along with a campaign for hair care brand Pantene. Laugh has also walked the runway for international fashion designers such as Paul Smith, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Lacoste. The South African was spotted by a talent scout at a flea market in Durban at the age of
Here are the 11 models — either at NYFW or they should be — who are impressing in fashion and beyond. You might recognise the Brit Ghanaian from the Ivy Park editorial. The year-old has just been signed to Premier Models.