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Bella Hadid in Beijing, Adwoa Aboah in Berlin, and More Models Who Are Making the Most of the Last Weekend Before Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week gets underway later this week, inaugurating a month of hard work for runway models venturing from New York to Paris and London and Milan. Fortunately, Labor Day weekend offers a bit of a respite, a three-day weekend of traveling, beaching with friends, and time to catch up on reading before fashion month descends. Bella Hadid went to Beijing, China, to celebrate her Bulgari ambassadorship; He Cong, who broke out as a model for Rihanna’s Fenty Puma line, made her way to Storm King Art Center for an early fall visit; and Adwoa Aboah made an impact with a Gurl Talk panel in Berlin, Germany. Others stuck around New York, where the streets emptied out for the weekend and models had plenty of space to roam and frolic. See all the varied and enviable ways models are making the most of their last days of freedom before the Spring 2018 shows get going in earnest, here.

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Bella Hadid promoting her Bulgari ambassadorship in Beijing, China, September 2017. Photo by @bellahadid.

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Adwoa Aboah at a panel for Gurl Talk with i-D Germany editor Alexandra Bondi de Antoni, model Maxim Magnus, and psychologist Dr. Lauren in Berlin, Germany, September 2017. Photo by @adwoaaboah.

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Grace Hartzel with Rebekah Campbell and Thistle Brown at Tuxedo Park nature reserve, New York, August 2017. Photo by @graciehartzel.

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He Cong at Storm King Art Center with Yiling Hong and designer Yajun Melody Lin in New Windsor, New York, August 2017. Photo by @heconghc.

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Winnie Harlow with vlogger Latoya Forever at the shisha bar SVN Lounge in Woodbridge, Ontario, September 2017. Photo by @winnieharlow.

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Zuzu Tadeushuk at a garden in Cold Spring, New York, August 2017. Photo by @zuzutadeushuk.

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Slick Woods in Fenty Puma by Rihanna in New York, New York, September 2017. Photo by @slickwoods.

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Mae Mei Lapres in Shoreditch, London, August 2017. Photo by @meimeilapres.

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Sophie Koella at the beach, September 2017. Photo by @sophiekoella.

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Liya Kebede lounges with a recent issue of the New Yorker in New York, New York, August 2017. Photo by @liyakebede.

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Kiki Willems wrote, “Actually crying inside cause holidays are over,” while Instagramming from Phoenix, Arizona, August 2017. Photo by @kdhwillems.

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Dilone, “Showing up to my fathers job to remind him I ain’t changed all that much” in a poop-emoji bonnet, September 2017. Photo by @dilone.

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Fei Fei Sun in New York, New York, September 2017. Photo by @feifeisun.

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Martyna Frankow in Times Square in New York, New York, September 2017. Photo by @franek176.

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Ewa Wladymiruk in New York, New York, August 2017. Photo by @ewawladymiruk.