Neue Kids On the Block.

With the newfound accessibility to runway sows in the age of social media, it's now easier to spot diversity on the runway and amongst brands while keeping up with your favorite models.  Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, and Jourdan Dunn (all featured in the Yoncé vid) are all on tracks to reach Veronica Webb and Naomi Campbell levels of noteriety— clearing paths for many newcomers of color.  Here are some fresh faces from the FW 2017 shows that you should definitely keep an eye on.

Dilia Martins for Miu Miu

 Photo: Monica Feudi

Photo: Monica Feudi

Hailing from the Netherlands, 19-year-old Dilia Martins has been making waves in the fashion world— starting with the head nod from Miucci Prada herself.  Martins was booked as an exclusive in the Miu Miu AW16 show and has been building her editorial portfolio with the help of photographers like Alasdair McLellan.

IG: @diliamartins

Aiden Curtiss for Fendi

 Photo: Courtesy of Indigital.tv

Photo: Courtesy of Indigital.tv

Daughter of the Peul Princess, Katoucha Niane, Curtiss is modeling heiress.  This year, she commanded the stage at the Fendi's FW17 show sporting her natural curls and the graceful wall inherited from her mother. 

IG: @aidencurtiss 

Theresa Hayes for Louis Vuitton  

 Photo: Umberto Fratini

Photo: Umberto Fratini

Born and bred in New York City, Theresa Hayes can be spotted rocking her fro (and it's often changing color job) on Louis Vuitton's runway.  She is quoted as telling Vogue France that she can't live without her Cantu hydrating cream and Burt's Bees lip balm.

IG: teeee_yourfave

Hiandra Martinez for Chanel

 Photo: Kim Weston Arnold

Photo: Kim Weston Arnold

Hiandra Martinez is a native of the Dominican Republic who had never heard of Saint Laurent before being booked as an exclusive for their SS17 show and fronting the brand's Spring 17 campaign.  Since then, she had graced Chanel's stage during their FW17 show in Paris.  The model is most known for sporting her sleek braids that give an edge toned down by the graciousness of her walk.

 IG: Hiandra Martinez

Don't see your fave on this list? Who are your favorite newcomers?  

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