At just 19-years-old Somali-American Halima Aden is having quite the start to her career. Following her signing as the first ever Hijab-Wearing model at world renowned agency IMG who also represent the likes of Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss and making her debut at Kanye Wests Yeezy Season 5 show in New York, she has now turned her sights to the runways of Milan.
Halima Aden at Yeezy Season 5
Walking alongside some of the most famous names in the business from Gigi Hadid to Elsa Hosk and Sara Sampaio, Aden paraded down the runway at the Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara shows. The Ferretti show which is styled by fashion maven Carine Roitfeld, who also happens to work on Kanye West’s Yeezy show saw Aden rock a belted chequered coat while wearing her hijab alongside one of the luxury brands logo jumpers.
“Embracing culture and diversity to break norms and change the thinking of modern-day fashion” stated the brand in an Instagram post of Aden. Having also secured the front cover of Issue 10 of CR Fashion Book where she was interviewed by fellow Somali and an icon of the modelling world Iman, it appears that there is a change happening in the industry that we are very much getting on board with.