It has been only two years since Malaika Firth started her modeling career, and at just 19 year old she has already been labeled so to speak, as possibly “the new Naomi”. One of the reasons certainly is, this Brit model (originally from Kenya) starring in the latest Prada Fall Winter campaign, alongside top models, such as Christy Turlington, Freja Beha Erichson, to name a few, making a bit of fashion history right there. Since she is the first black model to be featured within the Prada ads since Ms Campbell, way back in 1994. So Prada has not featured a black model in 19 years, and basically since Malaika was born. The name Malaika is Swahili and means Angel and even just from the photos, you can tell why that name perfectly suits her. Malaika has already been working for Burberry and Asos and also appeared in Roller Coaster, Tank and i-D magazine. On the other note, being from Kenya, where she tries to visit as often as she can, she also stated in the interview for i-D Magazine and said how, “Whenever I go to Kenya I never forget to buy clothes and toys because near where my family lives there is a tribe called ‘The Giriamas,’ they live in tiny huts, so it’s great to go and share the clothes and sweets with the children.” Coming back to the title of our SPECIAL POST DU JOUR, and stating how she’s TFO MODEL OF THE MOMENT, what certainly explains the fact, why Malaika had such a huge presence during just terminated New York and London Fashion week, with Milan Fashion Week on her agenda as well, and that has started today. But, before we start posting on all things Milan Fashion Week though, we have to tell you, how just for the NYFW she walked the runways of Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, DVF and Altuzarra and now in London for JW Anderson, Burberry Prorsum, Topshop Unique, Giles and Christopher Kane – and the list awaits to be completed, with Milan and Paris shows coming up of course. We’ve prepared some of the Malaika’s latest fashion adventures, as well as some of her newest Instagram moments too. ENJOY!
TFO “IT GIRL” of the moment – Malaika Firth
Instagraming around – In NYC & London town with Malaika
Malaika Firth vs. Naomi Campbell – Prada Fall 2013/Prada Fall 1994
Malaika Firth for Prada Spring 2014 – PREVIEW
( Instagram, Prada, tumblr, Google images)