She’s become a formidable force in the international modelling scene, having walked the runways for both New York and Milan Fashion Weeks this month.
But South Sudanese-Australian supermodel Adut Akech remains grounded, vowing to do her part to support Australian designers and brands amid a challenging time.
The 21-year-old told News.com.au on Sunday that she loves being able to support the fashion community as it attempts to ‘recover’ from the effects of the pandemic.
Doing her part: Australian supermodel Adut Akech, 21, has vowed to do her part to support local designers amid the pandemic as her star status continues to rise overseas. Pictured walking the runway for Versace at Milan Fashion Week this week
Adut managed to fly back home to Australia for a whirlwind trip before strutting her stuff down the runway for the likes of Fendi and Max Mara.
The catwalk queen has become an ambassador for Vogue Fashion’s Night In next month, in a bid to boost retail sales amid the pandemic.
‘I feel very lucky to have been able to return home to Australia to visit my family. It was such a quick trip,’ Adut told News.com.au.
Stance: The South Sudanese-Australian star told News.com.au on Sunday as she becomes an ambassador for Vogue Fashion’s Night In, in a bid to boost Australian retail sales: ‘The fashion community needs our help to recover from the global pandemic’. Pictured at Met Gala 2021
‘I love being able to support Australian designers and brands especially at the moment when the fashion community needs our help to recover from the global pandemic,’ she continued.
Adut ruled the Fendi runway during Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, stunning in a sheer bra, satin mini-skirt and a fur-trimmed bomber jacket.
She also flaunted her trim pins in a pair of sheer stockings emblazoned by the brand’s logo and carried a chic mini bag.
Queen of the catwalk! Adut ruled the Fendi runway during Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, stunning in a sheer bra, satin mini-skirt and a fur-trimmed bomber jacket (pictured)
Elsewhere, the statuesque beauty modelled a bikini and a resort-style crochet maxi skirt by Alberta Ferretti.
She also strutted down the catwalk in a breathtaking green and turquoise blue peacock-inspired embellished mini dress by the Italian designer.
Adut recently splashed out $3.7million (US$2.8million) on a sprawling four-bedroom property in Los Angeles.
Home sweet home! Adut recently splashed out $3.7million (US$2.8million) on a sprawling four-bedroom property in Los Angeles
The model who grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya before moving to Adelaide with her family, unveiled her new home in a video shared to Instagram.
Adut said she was ‘so bloody proud’ of herself to own the mansion in LA‘s Studio City neighbourhood, in what is now her fifth property.
The 3,000-square-foot home boasts five bathrooms, an open-plan living area and an outdoor space with an infinity pool and spa
How delightful! Adut said she was ‘so bloody proud’ of herself to own the mansion in LA’s Studio City neighbourhood, in what is now her fifth property
The house is decorated in shades of brown and cream, with a large marble island as the centre-piece in the kitchen.
The property also has floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop entertaining area and a walk-in wardrobe in the en-suite master bedroom.
‘I did it. I bought my first house in America!’ Adut excitedly wrote in the caption, before showing fans around in an MTV Cribs-style video.
Elegant: The house is decorated in shades of brown and cream, with a large marble kitchen island as a centre-piece, which Adut proudly posed on as she showed fans around her new pad
Lovely: The 3,000-square-foot mansion boasts five bathrooms, an open-plan living area and an outdoor space with an infinity pool and spa
Proud: Adut was beyond excited to show off the incredible property on Instagram, posing in every room as she gave fans an MTV Cribs-inspired tour
‘I’m usually quiet about personal things like this, I just be moving in silence but this one is too big of an achievement and proud moment for me to not share with the world,’ she added.
‘I cannot believe that at 21 years old I’m a proud owner of five houses!
‘I sit back, reflect on my life and the things I have achieved within my career and personal life…. and damn I’m so bloody proud of myself for staying focused and working my a** off to get here.’
She said she was ‘beyond grateful to God, my family and the people in my life that encourage me to keep pushing’.
Stunning: The bedroom features a rooftop balcony just steps away from the bed
Necessary! The fashion icon showed off her walk-in wardrobe next to the master bedroom
‘To the people who have given me the opportunities that have led to moments like this, I’m so grateful to my supporters who motivate me everyday. Thank you! Cheers to new beginnings!’ she said.
Adut was born in South Sudan and raised in a refugee camp in Kenya, and arrived in Adelaide with her family when she was seven years old.
She caught a taste for modelling when she was 16, and was later snapped up by Chadwick Models on a chance trip to Melbourne in 2016.
Since then Adut has soared to international fame, walking the runway for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Prada, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and Versace.
She has also featured on the cover of Vogue.
Pride: ‘I’m usually quiet about personal things like this, I just be moving in silence but this one is too big of an achievement and proud moment for me to not share with the world,’ she added