She’s been modeling for over seven years, however, Malaika Firth continues to be taken into consideration an incredibly fresh face at the fashion circuit – and not simply due to her terrific complexion.
Somehow balancing both her revel in and relevance, she’s a force to be reckoned with within the industry.
Time to sensible-up on one of the hottest names in British fashion…
1. She became born in Mombasa, Kenya, however, moved to Bark whilst she became seven
She became introduced up within the East London suburb, at the same time as her father, Eric, of British, Seychellois and Ugandan descent, labored as a French polisher at the Four Seasons motel.
2. Starring within the Prada AW13 campaign saw her become the primary black model in 19 years to score a Prada campaign
Speaking to the Guardian approximately illustration within the enterprise, she said: “People are allowed to talk approximately my race. I adore it. After that Prada campaign when I turned into being in comparison to Naomi Campbell I turned into so happy. She’s a legend. And if matters aren’t changing in fashion, they need to.”
3. SS14 was her breakthrough season, in which she walked over forty shows
Some of the most important names blanketed Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, Bottega Veneta, Kenzo, and Marc Jacobs.
Four. She’s particularly quick in ‘version’ terms
Five foot 8 and a half of… To be unique.
Five. She narrowly ignored out on’Model of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards
In 2015, she was up against Georgia May Jagger and Jourdan Dunn for the coveted gong, the latter of whom won.
6. She’s a strong advocate for banning fashions beneath the age of seventeen
According to Grazia, she believes their emotional fitness suffers in an enterprise that may be fairly hard – specifically on young fashions.
7. She once walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
In 2013 she made her first appearance at Victoria’s Secret catwalk in New York.
8. She used to proportion a bedroom along with her sister and aunt
“I don’t come from a posh or excessive-elegance historical past,” she informed The Guardian. “We lived in residences in the ghetto. We weren’t terrible, however, there wasn’t a whole lot of money. I shared a room with my sister and my auntie. I appreciate the whole lot that has befallen. For me to have this profession is life-converting for my family.”