Hijab wearing model Halima Aden made her debut in the New York Fashion Week
Halima Aden has already made headlines last November by becoming the first to compete in Minnesota’s Miss USA competition wearing a hijab and sporting a burkini for the swimsuit portion. Now, this 19-year-old model and Muslim refugee made her debut in the New York Fashion Week and walked Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 fashion show, wearing a black hijab with a golden fur coat and black pointed boots.
Halima Aden has signed a modeling contract with IMG Models. The Somali-American teenager will also be featured in the next issue of high fashion publication, CR Fashion Book, which is helmed by French style doyenne Carine Roitfeld.