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Teen Vogue Selects All-Black Models as ‘Fashion’s New Faces’ in August Issue



Teen Vogue Fashion's New Faces - BellaNaija - July 2015

With today’s ever-present subject of race and the lack of Black models in the fashion industry, publication – Teen Vogue has released it’s latest issue in which it refers to an all-Black trio – Aya Jones, Lineisy Montero & Imaan Hammam as “Fashion’s New Faces”.

Known to be a reliable source when looking for the next ‘it girl’ in fashion – having predicted the talent of people like Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lawrence, Chanel Iman, Karlie Kloss and more – when they say these are the gals to watch, you better keep your eyes peeled.

After securing their presence on the runway, they are sure to make some big waves in the coming months. According to, Aya was found on the streets of Paris and has since walked in 47 runways; Lineisy was scouted at an amusement park in Santo Domingo and has featured in campaigns for brands since then; and Imaan, half-Moroccan and half-Egyptian born in Amsterdam, has appeared in Victoria’s Secret runway and a Givenchy campaign.

We can’t wait to see what they do next – maybe spearhead campaigns and collections?

Photo Credit: Fashionista

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  1. NikiNiki

    July 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    All shades of black – Yes. But these people na yellow.

    • Magz

      July 3, 2015 at 7:55 am

      You people will never cease to amaze me! So because they are yellow, that makes them less black????
      So until they are “dark like midnight” (no offense to people who are dark), before you recognize as being black? Really?!
      I just can’t deal!

  2. bruno FIERCE

    July 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    oya black people are u people now happy, they have validated you people. they have finally acknowledged you people. this is what we blacks crave from the white man, attention, validation and acknowledgement.

    until the white man tells us black people that we are beautiful that’s the only time we would know we are beautiful.

    we value the white man’s opinion so much. its a shame.

    by the way, this magazine cover is very over compensating, very over patronizing if u ask me

  3. keeks

    July 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    If it were all white models now black people will complain. Now there are black people and the complaint is that they are yellow. Lol ok

  4. Car

    July 2, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Love love

  5. Sunshine

    July 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    About time and is vogue expecting us to thank them for their token gesture?. Eye rolling!!

  6. EllesarisEllendil

    July 3, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Just 5 comments????? Come On guys! hypocrisy is unattractive,

  7. lopez

    July 3, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Oya six, abi seven sef, eh?

  8. Spirit

    July 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Teen Vogue was recently criticised for publishing a story on black hairstyles using white models and a mixed race model who looked white (few could tell she was mixed race until she stated it). Now they do this cover but what is the point? Is this the way they give themselves a pass to ignore Black models for another 11 months?

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