The 2010s saw the fashion industry embracing diversity more than ever. In fact, 47% of models at the New York Fashion Week 2020 were identified as black people.
And in this evolution in favor of more diversity for blacks, models from all over Africa are not left out. We are far from the only African models exclusively from Sudan, Ethiopia, or even South Africa. Sub-Saharan African countries such as Ghana now represent a significant recruitment pool of models for the major international fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Burberry and etc.
From the street of Accra to the global runway, meet 8 Ghanaian models making way internationally.