Muslim model to be featured at law student organization event

The Muslim Law Students Association at Wayne State University Law School will present “From Refugee Camp to Runway,” an event featuring the fashion industry’s breakthrough model Halima Aden on Friday, Jan. 26, at Wayne State University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 285 of Wayne State’s Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall. Parking is available for $7.75 (credit or debit card only) in Parking Structure No. 1.

Aden, a Somali-American refugee, is the 20-year-old model who took the fashion world by storm when she became the first contestant to compete in her Miss USA state pageant in a hijab and burkini. She went on to be signed by IMG Models for worldwide representation and walked in New York and Milan Fashion Weeks for designers including Kanye West, Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara, and for leading brand Modanisa at Modest Fashion Week in London. In 2017, she was on the cover of the June edition of Vogue Arabia and the July issue of Allure. Last fall, she became the face of American Eagle’s “I Can” campaign.

For additional information about the event, contact Husnah Khan, president of the Muslim Law Students Association at Wayne Law,