Somali models make history in the world of hijab and modest fashion

Somali models Halima Aden, Ikram Abdi Omar, and Amina Adan have made history in the fashion world by starring in the first ever group hijabi cover for Vogue magazine.

Vogue is an influential fashion and lifestyle magazine that focuses on the fashion industry.

The trio appears on the cover of the magazine’s April issue, which puts the spotlight on modesty.

Halima Aden said: “I think it’s important to remember that wearing a hijab is a woman’s personal choice. 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.”

The three say they are determined to help break stereotypes surrounding Muslim women, encouraging everyone to stand up for what they believe in.

The magazine also interviewed US congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad and tech entrepreneur Amani Al-Khatahtbeh on the realities faced by Muslim women in the US.

In recent years, modest fashion has spread its wings around the globe to become a billion-dollar industry.

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