Our cover star is model, activist, and champion of female empowerment Adwoa Aboah. The British model takes to the April issue of Vogue Arabia wearing Alexander McQueen.
“Adwoa may be young, but she has made clear choices, and her engagement is genuine and incredibly powerful,” says Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who interviewed the 25-year-old model for the issue. Indeed, Aboah, who hails from an influential industry family – her mother is Camilla Lowther, founder of photography agency CLM, and her father is London’s go-to location scout Charles Aboah – has rapidly risen to prominence in recent years with her unique looks and captivating personality.
These two qualities would go on to land her countless editorials and covers for Italian, Mexican, US, Spanish, British, and now Arabian Vogue, and the 2017 Model of the Year accolade at the 2017 British Fashion Awards. She is also the founder of Gurls Talk, a platform that gives young women a voice by encouraging them to share their stories freely on social media, a website, and events.
In the interview with Chirui, Aboah opens up about how her past traumatic experiences have shaped her and how she’s regained her confidence. She also has a heartfelt message for Arab women. With her refreshing honesty, this interview is one you need to read.
Aboah follows the other groundbreaking women to appear on the cover of Vogue Arabia, including Gigi Hadid, Halima Aden, Bella Hadid, Nancy Ajram, and the special anniversary issue featuring Imaan Hammam and Iman.
Also in the April issue, the Arab Fashion Council’s newly appointed executive president, Her Highness Princess Noura bint Faisal Al Saud, talks exclusively about the hotly anticipated fashion week; four of the region’s most astute female art collectors open up; and Kuwaiti resort wear designer Sama Al Wasmi is the It girl.
Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the issue when it hits stands on April 1.
Photographed by Cass Bird, directed by Katie Trotter, makeup by Hannah Murray, nails by Lolly Koon, assisted by Mohammad Hazem Rezq, Aleksandra Markovic, and Nick Browne, and produced by Tyler Strawhecker.
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