19-year-old Sudanese-American Anok Yai made waves this season as the first black woman to open a Prada show since Naomi Campbell did it back in 1997.
Prada Fall 2018
16-year-old transgender model Ariel Nicholson is taking on fashion week while being an advocate for trans rights. After her runway debut at Calvin Klein last season, the American model made her second appearance for the brand in New York, and opened the Marc Jacobs show, all while attending high school.
From left: Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs Fall 2018
Korean newcomer Songhwa got her NYFW start in a hot pink look for Alexander Wang, and has since also walked for big names like Marc Jacobs and Emilio Pucci.
From left: Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang Fall 2018