25 Black Models Who Are Currently Killing the Game

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25 Black Models Who Are Currently Killing the Game

From Winnie Harlow to Maria Borges.

Published March 2, 2017

The fashion industry has a long way to go before it reaches any semblance of equality with regard to diversity. Even just in this past season, we've experienced the frustrating ebb and flow that seems to indicate some optimistic areas of progress, yet there are other aspects that still need a lot of change.

In the spirit of optimism, we've combed through this season's most high profile shows to bring you the hottest catwalk models of the moment. Every model on this list has walked in shows from this current fashion month. Without further ado, here are 25 women whose work is pushing the industry in the right direction.

  1. Maria Borges
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Maria Borges walks the runway for Ralph Lauren collection during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
  2. Adwoa Aboah
    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Model Adwoa Aboah walks the runway at the Topshop Unique show during the London Fashion Week February 2017 collections on February 19, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
  3. Slick Woods
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10:  Slick Woods walks the runway at the Jeremy Scott show during New York Fashion Week at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
  4. Winnie Harlow
    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Model Winnie Harlow walks the runway at the Julien Macdonald show during the London Fashion Week February 2017 collections on February 18, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
  5. Keyeriah Marie
  6. Lineisy Montero
    MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 24:  Lineisy Montero walks the runway at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
  7. Riley Montana
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Model Riley Montana walks the runway for the Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
    (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
  8. Jasmine Daniels
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Jasmine Daniels walks the runway for the Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
  9. Samile Bermannelli
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Model Samile Bermannelli walks the runway for the Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
    (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
  10. Dilone
    PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30:  Dilone Altagracia walks the runway with Swarovski crystals during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for Swarovski)
    (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for Swarovski)
  11. Amelia Rami
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09:  Amelia Rami walks the runway at Adeam fashion show during New York Fahion Week at The High Line Hotel on February 9, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter White/WireImage)
    (Photo by Peter White/WireImage)
  12. Binx Walton
    Model Binx Walton presents a creation for fashion house Bottega Veneta during the Women's Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion week in Milan, on February 25, 2017.  / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE        (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
  13. Samantha Archibald
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Model Samantha Archibald walks the runway for the Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
    (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
  14. Mayowa Nicholas
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Nur Hellmann walks the runway for the Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
  15. Nur Hellmann
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Model Aleece Wilson walks the runway for the Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
    (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
  16. Aleece Wilson
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10:  Mayowa Nicholas walks the runway at the Jeremy Scott show during New York Fashion Week at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
  17. Jourdana Phillips
    PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 30:  Jourdana Phillips walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
    (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
  18. Imari
    MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23:  A model walks the runway at the Prada Autumn Winter 2017 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
  19. Achok Majak
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Achok Majak walks the runway at the Creatures of the Wind Autumn Winter 2017 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 11, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter White/FilmMagic)
    (Photo by Peter White/FilmMagic)
  20. Zoe Kravitz
  21. Cleopatra Roberts
  22. Stacy Ann Fequiere
  23. Tabran Howard
  24. Tina Johnson
    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  A model poses on the runway at the Mathieu Mirano Fall 2012  Presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Box at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images  for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
    (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
  25. Aurel Haize Odogbo

Written by BET Staff

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