Having previously starred the likes of Cara Delevingne, Romeo Beckham, and Naomi Campbell and her mum, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Burberry’s Festive Campaign is a delightfully diverse and creative affair. And this year’s edition may well be the luxury house’s most inclusive line-up yet.
Burberry has just revealed the cast of its much-anticipated Festive Campaign for 2019, and it stars model Ikram Abdi Omar - the very first hijabi model to be featured in the British Heritage brand’s annual campaign.
A potted history of Ikram Abdi Omar’s glorious, unrivalled talent: Born in Sweden to Somali parents, the UK-raised model was the first hijab-wearing woman to be signed to top London agency Bookings Models. In less than a month, she made her fashion week debut with Molly Goddard, and has since graced the covers of international magazines, made appearances for Zandra Rhodes Archive, Juicy Couture x V Files and Ryan Lo, and worked with e-commerce platform The Modist. Casual.
Though images from the Festive Campaign have yet to be revealed, if Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer, Riccardo Tisci’s Instagram teaser is anything to go by, a Shakespearean forest full of fairies and fauns is to be expected.
Needless to say, we’re excited.
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