Mariah Idrissi is the world’s first hijab wearing model to be signed to ‘Select’ models and feature in a global campaign for H&M late 2015. As well as a model she is an international public speaker promoting female empowerment and part of a growing movement bringing modest fashion to the masses regardless of faith or background. She has been interviewed by national and international news and radio stations such as CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera, just to name a few. She has also been featured in high fashion magazines worldwide such as Marie Claire, Teen Vogue and Grazia.
Growing up in London UK, Mariah studied at a local Islamic school for ten years and graduated with a B.A in English Literature.
Idrissi is an advocate for various humanitarian causes, one of which endorses charity Human Care Syria in the ‘Women’s Hygiene and Sanitation Project’. Also, as part of an NHS social action campaign to drive young donors to register and give blood, Idrissi joined other leading Black and Asian public figures in an online promotional video campaign.
The Telegraph’s Fashion News and Features Editor, Bibby Sowray credits Mariah Idrissi as “One of the first to make waves in the industry”.