Thursday, 16 February 2017
Halima Aden Makes Her Runway Debut for the Yeezy Season 5 Show in Her Hijab + Pics From the Show
Making fashion statements does not adequately depict the Yeezy Season 5 show that took place during New York Fashion Week. Breaking global barriers is a more appropriate description for Kanye West’s presentation. Yes, the designs were modernistic entailing oversized sweatshirts, army fatigue, and classic all denim ensembles to describe a few looks. Of course the show was swarming with celebrities like his reality TV star wife, Kim Kardashian and socialite sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner. However, neither of those aforementioned details made the show.
What got spectators talking and bloggers pecking away on their fancy laptops was the hijab-wearing model who graced the runway.
Nineteen year old, Hailma Aden, made her debut as a model on the catwalk for the Yeezy Season 5 show donning a fabulous fur coat and her hijab. The Somali-American, Minnesota native is signed to IMG models, and Business of Fashion reports that she was handpicked by Carine Roitfeld to walk in Yeezy’s show.
Hailma became a buzz in the industry in November of last year when she competed to become Miss Minnesota. She wore her hijab throughout the entire pageant and opened eyes in the fashion industry.
Hailma admitted to Business of Fashion that modeling wasn’t on the top of her to-do list. She stated, “I didn’t really have modeling in mind. I wanted to spread a positive message about beauty and diversity, and to show other young Muslim women that there is room for them.”
Hailma is set to be featured in Carine’s CR Fashion Book March issue.
Lookout fashion world, a change is on the horizon. What are you thoughts on a hijab-wearing model?
See more pictures from the Yeezy Season 5 show below.
Are you feeling Yeezy’s designs?