Look out for Halima Aden at today's Yeezy Season 5 show.
Halima Aden, a hijab-wearing Somali-American who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and was just signed by IMG will make her New York Fashion Week debut today at 3pm as part of Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5 show.
Diversity has been a common theme of previous Yeezy Season fashion shows but featuring Halima Aden after President Trump attempted to pass a Muslim ban makes this more of a political statement by Kanye who has publicly endorsed Trump in the past.
The 19-year old model first made headlines by wearing a hijab during Minnesota's Miss USA competition in November and then a burkini for the swimsuit portion.
According to Cosmopolitan, Halima Aden told Business of Fashion;
“I wanted to spread a positive message about beauty and diversity, and to show other young Muslim women that there is room for them."
Aden and the rest of the Yeezy Season 5 models will hit the runway soon, as Kanye's show is set to begin at 3pm EST.
I signed with the top modeling agency in the WORLD and still wore my hijab as my crown. Don't ever change yourself ..Change the game❤️ I can't thank @evelienjoos, @carineroitfeld , @ronnie_hart , and @benperreira enough for believing in me. Thank you so much @usastatepageants for opening this door ❤️ I am so excited to join the @imgmodels family and spread the message that diversity IS beauty 💞