14 Black models who ruled SA Fashion in 2017

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Manyano Mahlakata - Kult Models

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Not only did he appear in multiple commercials for Truworths fashion, he also bagged himself Superbalist and Total Sport campaigns. As if that wasn’t enough, Manyano solidified his spot on the list by being one of the most booked male models at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town.

Retha Lethoko - Ice Models

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She appeared in both seasons of SA Fashion Week, booked multiple shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg and appeared on the cover of Edgars Club magazine. She’s also worked with Ackermans, Homechoice Clothing and did an editorial for True Love magazine. 

Nkanyiso Ndayi - Outlaws Models

He was on the cover of Private Edition and fronted the Men’s Health 2017 calendar. He wasn’t scarce on the runway either – he booked multiple shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town.  As if that wasn’t enough, he also appeared in campaigns for Mr Price and Truworths fashion. 

Olamide Ogundele - Boss models

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This Nigerian-born beauty appeared in campaigns for Truworths, Superbalist and surprised many by strutting her stuff at Paris Fashion Week.  She appeared in an editorial for Harper’s Bazaar Netherlands, then returned to South Africa to continue her winning streak by booking shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town and SA Fashion Week. 

Alino Katombe - Boss Models

This Congolese hunk appeared on two nationwide campaigns for Fabiani and Avroy Shlain. With his strong looks, it isn’t surprising that he also appeared on editorials for Destiny Man and Luminance. And Alino was one of the most booked male models at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Shante Gainsford - Ice Models

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Shante appeared on nationwide campaigns for Mr Price and Legit clothing while appearing on the covers of Elle Beauty and Wanted magazine. To top it all, she maintained her runway presence by doing SA Fashion Week and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg. 

Sean McCollet - Ice Models

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Probably the most booked male runway model, not only did Sean do both Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg and Cape Town, he did both seasons of SA Fashion Week and Ghana’s Glitz Africa Fashion Week. He appeared in four commercials for Edgars as well as campaigns for Samson and Design Of Europe.

Aminat Ayinde - 20 Model Management

After bagging herself nationwide campaigns for Jockey underwear and Fabiani, she solidified herself as a bankable model for her agency. To no one’s surprise, she was one of the most booked models at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town and Joburg. 

Yannick Konan - Boss Models

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He appeared in Vogue Italia alongside Winnie Harlow for Ben Taverniti, and in nationwide campaigns for Woolworths and Spree. 

Emy Ozori - Boss Models

She appeared in multiple editorials for Destiny and bagged a commercial for Sofn’Free. She booked multiple shows at Berlin Fashion Week as well as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg.  

Moses Higglan - Outlaws Models

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This sexy stunner booked himself campaigns for Dunns Clothing, Tread & Miller, Mr Price and Exact Clothing. 

Tanya Nzonzimbu - Ice Models

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Tanya appeared on campaigns for Superbalist and PQ Clothing. She also appeared on incredible editorials for Luminance online and Wanted magazine. She also did both seasons of SA Fashion Week.

Toyin Oye - Klut Models

He booked multiple shows at SA Fashion Week and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and bagged himself a Woolworths commercial and also appeared in Vogue Italia for Orange Culture.

Refiloe Seretlo - Ice Models

Appearing in campaigns for Edgars, Woolworths and Avroy Shlain, she definitely was a bankable model for the year. This South African-born beauty also appeared on the runway for both seasons of SA Fashion Week.

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