She aptly describes herself as the ‘unicorn’ on her Instagram page.

She’s had a whirlwind year so far. Starring in ad campaigns for brands like Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana and United Colours of Bennetton. She’s walked countless shows that includes Prada, Dries Van Noten, Jacquemus, Christian Dior, Azzedine Alaia, and Hermès. She’s starred in lookbooks from designers like Sonia Rykiel to Emanuel Ungaro.

She’s only 17. Mayowa Nicholas, the winner of 2014’s Elite Model look competition, can add this feat to her ever growing list of accomplishments: walking the haute couture shows in Paris.

At Dior couture, she was a decorated prairie girl. At Elie Saab, she was an embellished queen. At Atelier Versace, she was a glamorous warrior. At Alexandre Vauthier, she was an Urban princess.

I can only say so much. Let the images below do the talking.

At Dior Haute Couture

At Elie Saab Haute Couture

At Atelier Versace

Author: Kayito Nwokedi