Finally a piece of news that will brighten your day! Halima Aden, 19, a Somali-American beauty born in Kenyan refugee camps has something exotic to offer in the world of fashion..First recognized by Carine Roitfeld, the latter became an avid advocate for Minnesota teen hijab-wearing Halima, featuring her in the next issue of CR Fashion Book styled by Jil Sanders, hitting newsstands in March, where the model will “represent the diversity of Paris, where a mix of global cultures converge,” she says.
Halima is breaking boundaries of beauty and perception by being herself. I find this incredibly inspiring, and I know she will be an icon.” Roitfeld also advocated for Aden’s casting in the Yeezy Season 5 show.
Now Aden’s platform is about to get a lot bigger given that she has been signed by IMG Models. On Wednesday, she will make her New York Fashion Week debut at Kanye West’s Yeezy presentation.
I wanted to spread a positive message about beauty and diversity, and to show other young Muslim women that there is room for them.
Having previously competed in the state’s Miss USA competition wearing a hijab and, during the swimsuit portion, a burkini. Now Aden’s platform is about to get a lot bigger given that she has been signed by IMG Models.