Halima Aden is adding another stylish string to her bow after teaming with Turkish e-tailer Modanisa on a line of headscarves.
Halima, who is synonymous with wearing a hijab, has broken boundaries in the fashion world, working with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Tommy Hilfiger, Philipp Plein and Max Mara, while never compromising on her beliefs.
Modest-wear platform Modanisa has now tapped the Somali-American model for a design project, and the 27-piece collection will debut at Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW) in April (19).
It marks the second edition of IMFW, and as well as catwalk shows, there will be panel discussions and a pop-up retail market. Since 2017, Modest Fashion Weeks have also been held in London, Dubai and Jakarta.
Halima, who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to the States aged six, has always been proud of her roots and is happy to be the face of modest fashion.
In 2016 she became the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, and from there, her career has gone from strength to strength.
“Modest fashion is booming. It’s not for one race, it’s not for one ethnicity, it’s not for one religion. It’s a global thing and I’m so excited that I can walk into a mall and find an outfit,” she recently told Elle magazine. “If I feel elegant, if I feel like a queen in it, I don’t need to conform.”
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