Muslim Model Hanan Ibrahim On Wearing A Hijab On Runway
She became [/news/melbourne/index.html Melbourne] Fashion Festival's first Muslim model to wear a hijab on the runway last year.
And Hanan Ibrahim told [ ] that she never envisioned a career in the industry.
The 27-year-old who previously worked as a full-time radiation therapist said: 'I never imagined that a woman who wears a hijab would - or If you adored this post and you would such as to receive additional information concerning [ Next] kindly browse through the web site. could - be used as a model.'
'I never imagined it': Hanan Ibrahim (pictured), 27, reflected on being one of few Muslim models to wear a hijab on the Australian runway, in The Sunday Telegraph's Stellar magazine
Two years ago, Hanan's fate was sealed when she attended a runway show and was approached by a talent scout.
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The following year she walked the runway at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, balancing her burgeoning modelling career with odd jobs.
Hanan told Stellar that it's an 'honour' to represent Muslim women in fashion.
Never in her wildest dreams: Hanan, who previously worked as a full-time radiation therapist, said: 'I never imagined that a woman who wears a hijab would - or could - be used as a model'
Incredible achievement: The social activist became Melbourne Fashion Festival's first Muslim model to wear a hijab on the runway last year (pictured at the event)
'To work in an industry that many of us young Muslim girls have never felt represented in is a huge honour and privilege,' she said.
Alongside runways, Hanan has featured in campaigns for brands including Mimco and Remuse Designs.
The social activist told [ ] in August last year that she feels Australia is making waves in terms of diversity in fashion.
Encounter: Two years ago, Hanan's fate was sealed when she attended a runway show and was approached by a talent scout
Representation: Hanan told Stellar that it's an 'honour' to represent Muslim women in fashion. Pictured at the 2020 Melbourne Fashion Festival
'Every photographer, designer and stylist that I've been fortunate enough to work with this past year has just been incredibly open and receptive to me and who I choose to stand in this world as,' she said.