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Riprendiamo dal FOGLIO di oggi, 18/03/2017, a pag.VIII, con il titolo “Israeli Fashion”, il commento di Fabiana Giacomotti

Fabiana Giacomotti Shenkar College

Complimenti a Fabiana Giacomotti, mai abbiamo letto un servizio sulla moda in Israele così competente, informato, colmo di informazioni di prima mano. Continue reading

International Women’s Day: NPWJ calls for enhanced commitment to protect women’s rights Brussels – 8 March 2017

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Brussels – 8 March 2017


Statement by Alvilda Jablonko, Director for Gender and Human Rights of No Peace Without Justice:

“Today the world is observing International Women’s Day, celebrating women’s achievements throughout history and throughout the world. This day is also an appropriate occasion to remember the too many gaps hindering – sometimes in a brutal and cruel manner – the process towards the full recognition and protection of women’s rights as universal human rights. Continue reading

FESTA DELLA DONNA

FESTA DELLA DONNA. Il Rwanda è il paese con più donne in parlamento. L’unico insieme alla Bolivia dove le donne sono più della metà dei deputati.

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Nike is set to launch ‘Pro Hijab’ to help Muslim women take part in sport

IMG_6884Nike is set to launch a specially-designed hijab to help Muslim women compete in sports.

The Nike Pro Hijab will be launched in Spring 2018 in response to the increasing number of women in Islamic society ‘embracing sport’.

The sportswear giant said it was inspired by Saudi Arabian runner Sarah Attar, who competed in the 800m race at the London 2012 Olympics wearing a hijab, and Emirati weightlifter Amna Al Haddad, who competed in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

A Nike statement said: ‘The Nike Pro Hijab may have been more than a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much further back, to an ongoing cultural shift that has seen more women than ever embracing sport. Continue reading

Why Muslim model Halima Aden is this season’s breakout star

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Somali-American model Halima Aden wears a creation part of the Max Mara women’s Fall-Winter 2017-18 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (Luca Bruno/AP)


Moment LIGHT Institute -Wednesday March 1, 2017 – Every runway season, those in fashion watch the catwalks for the industry’s next breakout star. This season, that honour belongs to Halima Aden.

The 19-year-old Somali-American first made headlines last November when she competed in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in hijab. Aden has since signed with IMG Models, the agency that represents the likes of Kate Moss, Karlie Kloss and Lara Stone, and she’s walked for Yeezy in New York and Max Mara and Alberta Ferretti in Milan. Aden can also be spotted on the cover of the latest edition of CR Fashion Book, the magazine helmed by former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld, which has been credited with helping to launch the high-fashion modelling careers of Gigi Hadid and Kate Upton. Continue reading

Muslim Model Halima Aden Is Taking Over Fashion Month

img_6688Muslim Model Halima Aden Is Taking Over Fashion Month

When 19-year-old Halima Aden made history by wearing a burkini and hijab during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in November 2016, the fashion world knew they had a vibrant young woman on their hands.

Almost immediately, she moved from the pageant stage to the high fashion runway.

Just days after making her New York Fashion Week debut on Kanye West’s Yeezy Season Five runway on Feb. 15, the Somali-American teenager, born in a Kenyan refugee camp, had booked major catwalks at Milan Fashion Week, including Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara.

At Alberta Ferretti, the runway that brought us the sweater of the season, Aden, who recently signed with legendary model agency IMG, stunned alongside some of the biggest names in fashion — Gigi Hadid, Elsa Hosk, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Bella Hadid.

“Embracing culture and diversity to break norms and change the thinking of modern-day fashion with Halima Aden,” the brand wrote on Instagram. “Alberta Ferretti brings everyone together to celebrate strong females!”

And Aden’s Milan Fashion Week takeover didn’t stop there. The next day, the braces-wearing teen led her fellow pack of models down the runway for Max Mara’s finale, wearing a stunning camel trench coat and delicate striped trousers.

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In an interview with The Telegraph, the young Muslim teenager said she “never knew that a woman wearing a hijab could be a model.”

“I never grew up seeing women that looked like me in magazines or on TV and didn’t feel like I had a place in the world of fashion. I am honoured to be part of that change.”

Will we see Aden at Paris Fashion Week in a few days? We’re hoping so, considering she did land one of the covers of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book just last week.

Come on, fashion world. Keep the diversity coming.


Muslim model Halima Aden, 19, who made history for wearing a hijab and burkini to the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, is now making waves at Milan Fashion Week.

The model, who inked a contract with IMG earlier this month, walked alongside Gigi and Bella Hadid for Alberta Ferretti on Wednesday. “Embracing culture and diversity to break norms and change the thinking of modern-day fashion,” the Instagram account for Alberta Ferretti captioned a photo of Aden in the show.

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MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 22: Model Halima Aden walks the runway at the Alberta Ferretti show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pietro D’aprano/Getty Images)


On Thursday, she strutted down the catwalk at Max Mara, which also featured Vogue cover girl Liu Wen. The appearances follow Aden’s New York Fashion Week debut at Kanye West’s Yeezy show.

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MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 23: Halima Aden walks the runway at the Max Mara show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)


img_6683Halima Aden: Milan fashion week’s star of the season

The first hijab-wearing woman to be signed to IMG models, the Somali-American made her catwalk debut for Kanye West’s autumn/winter 2017 Yeezy collection. Now she’s stealing the show at Milan

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Somali-American model Halima Aden wears a hijab on the catwalk during Milan fashion week
Somali-American model Halima Aden wears a hijab on the catwalk during Milan fashion week. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images
A woman dressed in western clothes and a hijab is a common sight across Europe’s capital cities – a fact now reflected on the catwalk at Milan fashion week.

img_6684Halima Aden, a Somali-American model, is fast becoming fashion’s face of 2017, currently stealing the show at fashion week from the catwalk superstar Gigi Hadid.

Aden, 19, who made her catwalk debut this month at Kanye West’s Yeezy show in New York, covered her hair with a black headscarf to match the black knit she wore on Alberta Ferretti’s catwalk on Wednesday evening, and teamed the brand’s classic camel coat with a matching fine wool headscarf at the Max Mara show on Thursday.

A caption on the official Ferretti Instagram ran: “Embracing culture and diversity to break norms and change the thinking of modern-day fashion with Halima Aden.”

Backstage at the Alberta Ferretti show
Backstage at the Alberta Ferretti show. Photograph: Achard/WWD/Rex/Shutterstock
Born in a Kenyan refugee camp, Aden moved to the US aged six and made headlines last year when she became the first Miss Minnesota contestant to take part wearing a hijab.

While Yeezy was Aden’s first catwalk booking, her appearances in Milan are perhaps more significant as Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara represent the mainstream fashion establishment.

Recently signed to the IMG model agency, Aden stars on the cover of the latest issue of CR Fashion Book, Carine Roitfeld’s prestigious glossy, photographed in a Louis Vuitton bodysuit by Mario Sorrenti.

“As Muslims, we need more positive stories, period,” Aden says of her success. “I felt so proud of the media, because for a very long time they were pushing this negative image of Muslims … I went in [for the beauty pageant] thinking that I want something positive for young Muslim girls. But I’ve heard stories from parents who are Christians, telling me: ‘Thank you, I want my seven-year-old daughter to know that you don’t have to be half-naked to be beautiful.’

Backstage before the Ferretti show, Bella Hadid, sister of Gigi and a fellow supermodel, greeted Aden by calling out: “You’re the greatest!”

Aden posted a photo of herself with Gigi, thanking her fellow models and Roitfeld for their support.

She later posted another selfie, this time a high-school snapshot of her in the middle of a group of headscarf-wearing American teenagers, captioned: “This is for you #MuslimGirlsCan.”


Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Debuts at Milan Fashion Week

Muslim model Halima Aden, 19, who made history for wearing a hijab and burkini to the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, is now making waves at Milan Fashion Week.

The model, who inked a contract with IMG earlier this month, walked alongside Gigi and Bella Hadid for Alberta Ferretti on Wednesday. “Embracing culture and diversity to break norms and change the thinking of modern-day fashion,” the Instagram account for Alberta Ferretti captioned a photo of Aden in the show.

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Pietro D’aprano—Getty ImagesMILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 22: Model Halima Aden walks the runway at the Alberta Ferretti show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pietro D’aprano/Getty Images)
On Thursday, she strutted down the catwalk at Max Mara, which also featured Vogue cover girl Liu Wen. The appearances follow Aden’s New York Fashion Week debut at Kanye West’s Yeezy show.

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Victor Boyko—Getty ImagesMILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 23: Halima Aden walks the runway at the Max Mara show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
“It’s unbelievable,” Aden told People about walking in West’s show. “I never thought that I would see a hijab-wearing model walking in such a prestigious event, but it makes it even more exciting that it was me.”

img_6689Halima Aden with her top 15 trophy. First person to wear hijab to Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Hear from her tonight on


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