KHAMSA’s newest feature spotlights models who have redefined the industry

In a field glittered with multiple gems, the most impressive feat is standing out. In the world of fashion models, Imaan Hammam is at the top today, opening and closing countless fashion shows and gracing many magazine covers and campaigns.

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Imaan is a Dutch supermodel who is of Egyptian and Moroccan descent. Born to a Moroccan mother and an Egyptian father, she first ventured into modelling at the young age of 14. She made her fashion week debut at the opening of the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 show in Paris, which she was offered the chance to walk exclusively. From that moment, she rose to superstardom, appearing in consecutive issues of American, Italian and French Vogue.

Having recognized her potential, the world’s top brands quickly scrambled to have Imaan as their face. Throughout her career, she has walked for names like Prada, Chanel, Dior, Versace, Givenchy, Fendi, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Valentino, Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Hermés, and many more. She is also a major marketable name for advertising campaigns, having served as the poster model for many brands’ promotional ventures.

Imaan has received numerous awards and accolades for her stellar work. Perhaps her most impressive achievement is winning the prestigious Couturesque Magazine’s Model of the Year competition. There, she won the public vote, receiving over 50% of them and edging out popular model names like Bella Hadid and Lucky Blue. She was also honoured by the non-profit organization, She’s the First, as the “Powerhouse of the Year.”

“I’m half Moroccan, half Egyptian, and I was born in Amsterdam. I’m Muslim, and I’m super proud of my heritage and of my roots. I want to be a role model for young girls who are struggling with racism or struggling with their looks or with their skin colour. I had Naomi Campbell, who I looked up to as a black, powerful woman. But there aren’t many Arabic models, and being an African-Arabic model, I’m trying to open doors for more Arabic girls.”

– Imaan Hammam on her background and roots.

In what is often recognized as a West-dominated line of work, Imaan shines bright as a leading model. She is a social media phenomenon, with over 1.7 million followers on Instagram. She uses her platform to spread awareness on a variety of topics and issues, ranging from the occupation of Palestine to food insecurity in New York. Moreover, she serves as an inspiration for thousands of aspiring models, leading by example and empowering them with her career path and her success.

The meteoric rise of Imaan Hammam and her status as one of the most popular models in the world is an example of skill and passion being the main ingredients for success. One can expect her to grace the covers of countless magazines and advertising campaigns in the years to come, and look stunning doing it.

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