The global fashion industry has been marching under the inclusivity banner lately, with many brands now featuring more models from minority backgrounds, more models who done the hijab, and more real-looking women and plus-sized figures. This week, one London-based model that encompasses all these identities and increasingly appreciated standards has burst onto the scene, and she is getting so much love from every corner of the globe.
Billy Marsal, a 21-year-old hijabi influencer who regularly posts photos of herself on her Instagram page wearing the latest trends and styles, has been making headlines for featuring in PrettyLittleThing’s new modest collection. Black, Muslim, plus-size, and stunning, Marsal is being seen across the world as a role model for many underrepresented girls and women, and her shoot is the first time the brand features a model with a hijab.