Moroccan-born model Imaan Hammam is now the talk of the fashion world with her unforgettable mark on both the Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.
Her runway magic has positioned her as not just one of the standout models of the season but potentially one of the decade’s most influential walks, as many are comparing her to the iconic Pakistani supermodel, Yasmeen Ghauri, known for her legendary “Walk of Life.”
This season, the 26-year-old sensation, coming from a Moroccan Amazigh and Egyptian heritage, Hammam was featured on the catwalks for some of the most famous and prestigious names in the fashion industry.
She walked for Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara, Fendi, and Versace during Milan Fashion Week, making people wonder how she could balance all of these shows in one week.
Flying straight to Paris, the capital of fashion, she elegantly showcased creations for Schiaparelli and Isabelle Marant.
With the Paris Fashion Week still ongoing, the anticipation continues to build as she might make further appearances.
Expressing her gratitude for being part of these prestigious shows, Imaan Hammam took to her Instagram to share stunning images from her runway appearances, giving her followers a glimpse into her special walks.
What sets Imaan apart in a very saturated market where very few names get to become famous and maintain it for a while, is her unwavering confidence, a quality that shines through no matter the theme or style of the show.
Standing at an impressive 1.79 meters, her silhouette effortlessly complements a wide range of clothing, making her the preferred choice for designers who know that their creations gain enormous attention when she walks in them.
Imaan Hammam embarked on her modeling journey in 2010 at the age of 14. Over the years, she has become a prominent fashion name, seamlessly flying from Milan to Paris to New York to showcase her unparalleled talent.
Her fans now call her “THE supermodel,” hoping that designers will get her to close their shows with the best pieces.
While the fashion industry has long grappled with the issue of nepotism, there are persistent questions about the reasons behind the prominence of established models such as Kendall Jenner.
Jenner, who initially gained fame as the sister of reality TV star Kim Kardashian, leveraged her connections to enter the field at a young age and has gone on to command higher wages and more runway appearances despite not matching the walking skills of many of her peers.
In response to this ongoing discourse, some in the industry argue that models like Bella Hadid, Yasmin Wijnaldum, and Imaan Hammam possess greater potential and deserve more recognition than their more famous counterparts.