“The fact that I’m able to do runway, the fact that I have graced these magazine covers and wear a hijab on top of that, be who I am, have my identity, wear it proudly… I think fashion is doing a beautiful job.”

Halima Aden, for The Observer

John-Paul Pietrus kicked off the new year with this shoot for The featuring the beautiful Halima Aden. A model and pioneer of the fashion industry, she talks about moving to the US from a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, to becoming the first model to wear a hijab on the cover of Vogue. Click here to read the full article.

Editor: Harriet Green
Fashion editor: Jo Jones
Makeup and headscarves: Dina Catchpole at Frank Agency
Nails: Kimberley Nkosi at Premier Hair and Make-Up
Fashion assistant: Lena Young
Picture editor: Kit Burnett

To see more of John-Paul’s work click here.