The fashion industry is changing, although at a slower pace women models are challenging age-old traditions of the glossy industry by making it diverse. From models with physical disabilities to rare body disorder, the new-age models are showing the world that beauty doesn’t come in just one skin color. Halima Aden, a Minnesota-based model is the latest to add to the list of women breaking rules of the fashion industry. The woman made history by becoming the first ever hijab-wearing model on the edition of Vogue. Halima has been featured on the front of the June issue of Vogue Arabia. The cover reads, “All eyes on Halima Aden: The runway star shattering stereotypes”.
In Vogue’s preview video, the 19-year-old flaunting her braces say, “Every little girl deserves to see a role model that’s dressed like her, resembles her or even has the same characteristics as her.” In another video, she says she hopes that one-day people will see women wearing hijabs as a normal thing. Kanye West had made news where he featured the hijab-wearing model Halima Aden at the New York Fashion Week. Halima was also the talk of the town at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017 Day two in March this year. New York model Melanie Gaydos with rare genetic disorder is breaking stereotypes in the fashion industry (See Pictures)
Here are some of her pictures:
On Vogue Arabia
Truly, a game changer
Love for colors
And she carries off braces so well
What a poser!
Slaying it on the ramp
Halima made her Milan debut during Alberta Ferretti’s show in February 2017 clad in a navy-and-black striped belted coat with flared pants styled underneath. The New York Post had reported saying that the 19-year-old Somali-American walked the runway like a pro. The model was born in Kenyan refugee camp and came to the US when she was six. Sharing the Vogue cover featuring her she wrote on Instagram ” That surreal & dreamlike feeling the moment you see yourself on the cover of @VogueArabia cannot be explained! I’m beyond appreciative for the opportunity to grace the June cover! #covergir”. This Vogue edition comes at a time when brands including Nike, Dolce & Gabbana are introducing hijab collected and silk abayas for Muslim women.