Hijabs on the Runway
Fashion magnate H&M recently released a marketing video designed to encourage consumers to recycle their clothes, featuring a Muslim woman proudly sporting her hijab. Mariah Idrissi, the model, was born and raised in London and admits she “didn't plan on it getting this big.” Her advice to aspiring Muslim models is to make sure their intentions are correct; the Hijab isn't a fashion. Advertising, H&M included, still has a ways to go, ensuring Muslim women are treated as any other consumer instead of explicitly targeted. Idrissi says she “look[s] forward to the day when a hijab-clad model no longer makes headlines."
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