Everything You Need to Know About Yeezy’s Season 5 Muslim Model Halima Aden

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It’s not often a fresh face on the scene walks the Fashion Week runway and completely sweeps us off our feet, but we think this girl could be on the verge of changing fashion.

 

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After signing with IMG less than a week ago, the Somali-American model Halima Aden made her New York Fashion Week debut at Yeezy Season 5 wearing her hijab and a floor-length tan fur coat from the collection. The beauty hit the catwalk in her hijab, proudly representing Muslim women around the world while she was at it.

 

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It was a statement that not only turned heads, but got the industry buzzing about the 19-year-old who stole the show on the catwalk. Aden first got everyone’s attention when she donned her scarf and a burkini at the Miss Minnesota pageant last year.

 

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Aden was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and didn’t have her sights set on becoming a model. “I didn’t really have modeling in mind,” the Muslim, model who later became an American citizen, told BoF. “I wanted to spread a positive message about beauty and diversity, and to show other young Muslim women that there is room for them.”

 

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WE SAID THIS: It’s clear that the St. Cloud University freshman student is becoming the fashion world’s new fixation as her Instagram followers (now 46,000) are shooting up rapidly.

 

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