Meet Halima Aden, on top US magazine's cover


25 Jun 2017

Breaking stereotypes, this 19-year-old model features on Allure

It was a breath of fresh air to see the cover page of 'Allure' magazine. 19-year-old American-Somalian model Halima Aden became the first-ever to don hijab and be featured on cover of top US magazine.

Explaining her choice, Halima was vocal that it's the way she chose to interpret her religion.

'Allure' explained how it was their way of paying ode to American beauty.


My 'Hijab' my crown

My 'Hijab' my crown

Halima explained how she has been taken by surprise with the response she's been getting from the designers.

In a surprisingly casual way, Aden said how hijab is normal and it should be taken as such.

Halima is seasoned in a way to be on the cover of Allure as earlier the model featured on the front page of Vogue Arabia.

Big names association!

Brands which went global with Hijab

Playboy: The magazine featured Libyan-American Noor Tagouri. The journalist appeared in the publication's October 2016 edition.

Nike: The uber sporty label released a number of sports hijabs.

Dolce & Gabbana: The high-end fashion label too featured models donning the head cover.

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What it means?

Championing of the 'Hijab'

Championing of the 'Hijab'

Big brands have been championing it and at the same time commercializing the head scarf off recently in a bid to make it more mainstream.

It's also being done with an aim to make this regular attire more diverse.

Embracing and glamourizing hijab has also become synonymous with the fashion circle and social media to spread cultural diversity.

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