11. Chen Siqi (Wilhelmina): 10 Shows
Chen Siqi was pretty busy during New York Fashion Week. The Chinese model hit the runway for Christian Siriano, Tibi, Naeem Khan, The Blonds and Tadashi Shoji, among others. She even walked for the Parsons MFA show.
Image: Tibi Spring 2019
10. Jay Wright (New York): 10 Shows
Jay Wright also had a full schedule and the honor of closing the Zero Maria Cornejo show. In addition, the American beauty represented for Ulla Johnson, Brock Collection, Matthew Adams Dolan, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte (with a few more under her belt). She was clearly digging her Rodarte ensemble, referring to it on Instagram as a “fairy princess look.”
Image: Rodarte Spring 2019
9. Adesuwa Aighewi (The Society): 10 Shows
The half-Nigerian, half-Chinese stunner was spotted at Coach 1941, Prabal Gurung, Jeremy Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors and Tory Burch to name a few. Adesuwa Aighewi’s had a packed couple of months having just released a short film she co-directed in July. And she hopped over to London after her time in New York to rock the Matty Bovan runway.
Image: Coach 1941 Spring 2019
8. Luna Bijl (DNA): 10 Shows
The Netherlands native racked up the mileage for 10 designers in New York. Prabal Gurung, Jeremy Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs were just some of the catwalks she graced. We’re pretty sure she’ll pop back up in Milan and/or Paris.
Image: Michael Kors Spring 2019
7. Anyelina Rosa (The Society): 10 Shows
Anyelina Rosa was another model who managed to add 10 shows to her runway résumé. The Dominican beauty walked for 3.1 Phillip Lim, R13, Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Tom Ford, Tory Burch… After hopping across the pond, she also represented for J.W.Anderson and Victoria Beckham, putting her on track to make the top models of fashion month list.
Image: 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2019
6. Sora Choi (Wilhelmina): 10 Shows
The South Korean model is a fashion week pro and she added to her tally in New York by appearing in 10 shows. From big names like Calvin Klein, Prabal Gurung, Jeremy Scott, Coach 1941 and Oscar de la Renta to more under-the-radar brands like R13 and Longchamp, Sora Choi kept busy. She also landed some big shows over in London (think Burberry and Simone Rocha).
Image: Jeremy Scott Spring 2019
5. Selena Forrest (Next): 10 Shows
Selena Forrest kicked off the Boss Spring 2019 presentation, but that wasn’t her only turn on the catwalk in the Big Apple. She also strutted her stuff for Proenza Schouler, Tory Burch, Coach 1941, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Escada, Longchamp, R13 and Calvin Klein. We’re betting this won’t be the last time we see Selena on the runway this season.
Image: Proenza Schouler Spring 2019
4. Kaia Gerber (IMG): 10 Shows
We weren’t surprised to see Cindy Crawford’s look-alike daughter on this list this season. Between her collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and runway turns at Calvin Klein, Sies Marjan, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford (yup, there were even more), Kaia Gerber is becoming as omnipresent as the Hadid sisters. Not that we’re complaining.
Image: Tom Ford Spring 2019
3. Adut Akech (The Society): 11 Shows
The South Sudanese stunner compiled an impressive show list in New York, including opening Escada. Adut Akech also hit the runway for Calvin Klein, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, etc. She even killed it in London for Burberry, Simone Rocha and Victoria Beckham. Expect more to come.
Image: Calvin Klein Spring 2019
2. Yoon Young Bae (The Society): 12 Shows
Yoon Young Bae must be worn out after her New York schedule (though she still managed to add to her tally in London). The South Korean model represented for Monse, Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Michael Kors, Rodarte, Jeremy Scott…we could go on. The pro even slayed when it came to street style.
Image: Carolina Herrera Spring 2019
1. Kiki Willems (DNA): 12 Shows
The stunner from the Netherlands was pretty easy to spot at New York Fashion Week thanks to her fiery red locks. Kiki Willems walked for Calvin Klein, Sies Marjan, Coach 1941, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Brandon Maxwell, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, Boss and Proenza Schouler. Plus, she opened R13 and shut down Carolina Herrera.
Image: Marc Jacobs Spring 2019
Now that New York Fashion Week Spring 2019 has wrapped up and the clothes have been properly scrutinized, it’s time to talk numbers. Specifically, the number of runways models that walked this season in the Big Apple. Eleven catwalkers came out on top and seven of them were women of color. While some top performers are well-known in the modeling world, a few are still making names for themselves (but an appearance on this list might help their cause).
Find out if your favorite made the list in the slideshow above as we count down New York Fashion Week’s top models for Spring 2019.
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