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What: Up-and-coming model, Aria stood out from the crowd by rocking some of the best natural hair moments seen at the spring 2016 shows
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What: South Sudanese beauty, Ajak’s glowing skin stole our attention at Thakoon, Marc Jacobs and Brandon Maxwell this season.
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What: This chocolate beauty has been ripping the runway for the past couple seasons, and now she’ walking for designers including Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Tommy Hilfiger
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What: Last season she debuted at Prada in her natural mini afro and has caused a stir ever since. She walked at Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein this season.
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What: Ugandan model, Aamito was discovered during the first season of ‘Africa’s Next Top Model’ and has made it stateside walking at Edun, Marc Jacobs and closing Ohne Titel.
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What: Angolan model, Amilna started off her fashion month with one of the most talked about shows of the seaon-Ricardo Tisci’s first Givenchy showing in New York.
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What: She’s been taking the Spring 2016 shows by storm, with appearances at J. Mendel, Reem Acra and closing the Bibhu Mohapatra show.
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What: California-bred newcomer, Shelby Hayes was discovered two weeks before her debut at the Proenza Schouler show while shopping in the grocery store. We can’t wait to see what she does next.
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What: Detroit native, sashayed on the runways for Rodarte, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs this season just to name a few.
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What: Domincan model Yusaunny has such an intoxicating glare—no wonder she walked in Lady Gaga’ stylist, Brandon Maxell’s first runway show.
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