UPDATE: Halima Aden has formally arrived.
The 19-year-old style and Muslim refugee made her New York Fashion Week debut and walked Kanye West’s Yeezy Season five model display on Wednesday, dressed in a black hijab with a golden fur coat and black pointed boots.
IMG Models, who now represents Aden, tweeted a video of the style strutting down the catwalk and something’s evidently: the Somali-American is a herbal at the runway.
Aden, a Somali-American born in a Kenyan refugee camp, will debut at the runway on Wednesday evening on the Yeezy Season five display and is slated to look within the March factor of CR Fashion Book.
She additionally shared her thrilling information in fierce Instagram posts, together with images that can seem in her CR Fashion Book unfold.
President of IMG Models, Ivan Bart, informed Business of Fashion that he discovered the style “brave” and is worked up to peer “how the industry reacts” to her.
“By representing Halima, I would hope that the next 10-year-old girl wearing her hajib right now will feel included in the experience of fashion, and know that she could do that too,” Bart informed the newsletter. “We need to reflect in fashion who we are, as a human race.”
Keep kicking ass, Halima, and we will’t wait to peer you on newsstands.