ESSENCE’s inaugural Best in Black Fashion Awards shines a light on top designers, stylists, photographers, models and insiders who made an impact in 2019. The star-studded roster of honorees and nominees will gather at pre-NY Fashion Week dinner on September 4th. Ugbad Abdi, Aliet Sarah and Adut Akech are bringing a new era to fashion as they strut down the runway for major designers.

Celebrating and showcasing their model expertise at the start of their careers, these three models have shut down the competition. All still teenagers, we are recognizing their constant drive to reach supermodel status. Read more about these standout creatives below and visit ESSENCE Fashion House on September 5th for exclusive runway shows where you can see their collections up close. Stay tuned to find out who takes home the prize!


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