Amina Adan just made her international fashion week debut.

She made headlines in her native Denmark when she became the first hijabi signed to a local modelling agency.

And now, just six months later, Amina Adan has walked for Italian fashion house Max Mara at her first Milan Fashion Week appearance.

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The 22-year-old, who was scouted at a bus stop, joined fellow hijabi model Halima Aden on the Spring/Summer 18 catwalk, donning a leopard-print headscarf and Prince of Wales checked maxi and slouchy blazer.

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The show was a first for Adan, who has only been modelling since September after being snapped up by Danish agency Unique Models.

Her signing was described as “new and groundbreaking” by the agency’s CEO, Jacqueline Mikkelsen, at the time.

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“[Adan] is here because she is beautiful and because she has a huge potential as a model,” Mikkelsen told local broadcaster DR. “I think we will encourage creativity.”

The industry newcomer told DR that the Max Mara show was “super cool and a great experience”, though admitted she was “super nervous”.


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“Fortunately, we [rehearsed] the show through a couple of times,” Adan, who also walked at Copenhagen Fashion Week this season, said.

“I was the only Dane in the show, and I’m new too, so it’s great they took me in.”

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Adan, who is studying in the Danish capital, added that she was supported by many of her fellow models backstage at Max Mara, who “came over and greeted me, for they had heard that I was brand new”.

The model revealed she wants to finish her studies before embarking on a full-time career in the fashion industry—but we think we’ll be seeing a lot more of her once she graduates…

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