Halima Aden Wants More Brands to Embrace the Modest Fashion Market

Halima Aden is breaking barriers in the fashion industry at a time when xenophobia is at a peak. A proud Somali-American model turned UNICEF ambassador, she made history as the first Miss Minnesota pageant contestant to don a hijab and a burkini on stage. A year later, she signed with international modeling agency, IMG Models, becoming their first ever hijabi model. She has since walked in runway shows for Yeezy, MaxMara, and Alberta Ferretti; graced the covers of Vogue UK, Paper and Allure; and racked up a six-digit Instagram following.We caught up with the 21-year-old supermodel after H&M\'s Conscious collection event in Los Angeles, where she showed her support for the brand\'s focus on sustainable fashion. \"I look at the brand’s values and if it aligns with mine,\" she told Refinery29 when asked why she supports H&M Conscious. \"The work that [H&M is] doing with their Conscious Exclusive collection is everything that I want to work for as far as protecting our environment and brands