Hawwaa Ibrahim is a young fashion designer who is currently attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC for fashion design. When She was just 12 years old, she began sewing by watching numerous tutorials on YouTube. Hawwaa always thought that the idea of making your own clothes was amazing and it soon become something she wanted to do for a living. Growing up in a small town in Minnesota sparked her creativity .Hawwaa used old Hijabs her mother owned to create poorly sewing circle skirts, but eventually, she moved on to better things. Hawwaa started writing blogs at the age of 14 in order to showcase her work to the world. She would create DIY accessories and crocheting tutorials to share with others on the internet . After years of practicing and blogging her designs on her website, Hawwaa signed up for Project Runway Junior Season Two and from there she took off. She has shown at five different runway shows including two during New York Fashion Week and has been featured in numerous magazines for her unique look and her openness to more free kind of thinking. She began to use her art and designs to inspire girls and even boys, that no matter who you are, what you believe in, or where you come from, you can be anything you set your mind to. Hawwaa advocates for equality for all no matter your religion, gender, or sexual orientation. For her future goals, Hawwaa hopes to create a brand thats all includes women, men and those who consider themselves non-binary. She wants to make sure everyone feels included. No one should have to face the world on their own.
FAVORITE QUOTE/ PERSONAL SLOGAN: “Stay Weird”
YOUR ADIVCE TO YOUNG WOMEN: “No matter where you come from, your gender, or your beliefs, you have the ability to change the world and spread positivity if you try hard enough.”
PERSONAL BLOG: http://www.hellohawwaa.com