Thursday, 23 February 2017

Halima Aden makes history again

Last week we introduced you to Halima Aden. The 19 year-old Somali-American make history by making her runway debut in her hijab for Kanye West's, Yeezy Season 5 show at New York Fashion Week. 

And she's at it again, this time over in Milan. The model has made history again by walking for Alberta Ferretti on the opening day of Milan Fashion Week.

Appearing alongside big name models, Gigi and Bella, Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk and Sara Sampaio, the young model fit right in with her supermodel peers.

"Embracing culture and diversity to break the norms and change the thinking of modern-day fashion with Halima Aden," wrote the fashion house over on their Instagram page.

In the past, Milan has been known to lack diversity and women of colour, so to see Aden make her debut in her hijab is a sure sign that the industry is making a change. Other shows in New York and London have also stepped it up. Michael Kors, CHristian Sirianio, Chromat and Tome all featured plus-size models within their shows and over in London, Simone Rocha, cast models of all ages - including 70 year-old, Jan de Villeneuve. 

Finally, we're seeing more and more diversity from designers and on the catwalks.

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