Two-time Vogue Arabia cover star and hijabi model Halima Aden will be joining the Editor-in-Chief for the third episode of our weekly series ‘Manuel Arnaut in Conversation With…’ On May 4, 9pm (UAE time), tune in for yet another fascinating exchange as Arnaut speaks to the Somali-American model live via Zoom. (Register here for free access)
Having made fashion history twice, Aden was the first hijabi model to star on a Vogue cover with our June 2017 issue and also one-third of Vogue‘s first-ever group hijabi cover with our April 2019 issue. Undoubtedly, Aden’s relationship with the magazine is no ordinary one. Not only does she possess the qualities Vogue Arabia values such as putting modest fashion on the global map and the power of choice, but Aden is also a successful model with a remarkable CV and an even remarkable voice. “I think it’s important to remember that wearing a hijab is a woman’s personal choice,” Aden had shared with Vogue Arabia. “It doesn’t make her any better or worse than another Muslim woman. To me, it symbolizes modesty and gives me a sense of power.”
Adding to her impressive series of firsts, Aden had been the first hijab-wearing model to walk for New York Fashion Week, and has starred in campaigns, and walked the runways for some of the world’s biggest brands, breaking stereotypes on the way. In the editor’s conversation with the model, find out how it all started for the 22-year-old as they discuss her meteoric rise to fame, and her journey while staying true to her beliefs. The mentor side of Aden will have its moment too as she shares her advice on thriving in the fashion industry.
If you have ever wanted to know something about the model or have a question to ask, now’s your chance. Send us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have them answered by Aden, and until then, take a look at some of the model’s best runway moments below.
Hosted weekly, ‘Manuel Arnaut In Conversation With…’ forms part of Vogue Arabia’s ongoing #StayHome campaign through which we not only encourage safe practices but also aim to inform and entertain our readers while they do the right thing and stay home.