In-demand model Halima Aden, 19, appears on this month’s cover of Vogue Arabia, and excitedly tweeted this recently: “That surreal & dreamlike feeling the moment you see yourself on the cover of @VogueArabia cannot be explained!”
Per Vogue Arabia:
In breezy florals and monochrome graphics, Halima Aden, Vogue Arabia’s June issue cover star, is ready for her close-up. After Aden’s first feature in Vogue Arabia in April, this is her debut cover for Vogue, in a shoot that sees her sporting Spring 2017 collections from maisons including Dior, Max Mara (aptly so, as the Italian brand booked her to walk its Fall 2017 runway show), and Norma Kamali, to name but a few. “When I’m walking the runway I want people to see that, yes, I’m wearing a hijab — but I’m also a million other things. I want us to get to a place where we just see women,” Aden told Vogue Arabia in April…
Here, we see the 19-year-old Somali-American growing in self-confidence and forging a path — on her own terms — as a beauty icon that settles before the fashion lens.