Malala Yousafzai’s being on the cover of British Vogue has been the talk of the town for days. If you’ve seen the gorgeous pictures, shot by Nick Knight, you might be wondering where her outfits are from, but don’t worry, she has you covered.
Malala posted the pictures on her Instagram with a beautiful caption.
“I know the power that a young girl carries in her heart when she has a vision and a mission — and I hope that every girl who sees this cover will know that she can change the world,” she wrote.
She thanked the team that helped her prepare for the photoshoot. Stylist Kate Phelan, hairstylist Sam McKnight, makeup artist Val Garland and nail stylist Adam Slee all earned a shoutout from the Nobel laureate.
She also mentioned where her outfits were from.
In the first picture, which is also the cover photo, Malala wears an attention-grabbing all-red look. Her forest-friendly viscose and lace dress and matching headscarf were designed by designer Stella McCartney.
McCartney is focused on pioneering sustainability luxury fashion. Sharing the cover photo on her official Instagram, she said it was an honour to have the Nobel Peace Prize winner wearing her design.
Her rings, one in each hand, were designed by Alice Cicolini.
According to Alice Cicolini’s website, “the sacred architecture and patterns of the Silk Route” are the inspiration for the jewellery. “It is handmade in India in the studio of one of the last Jaipuri meenakari trained in the enamel traditions of Persia, passed down through family generations over 200 years. A family whose work is owned by the Maharajas of Patiala and Jaipur, and exhibited the world over, their craftsmanship remains of the highest quality.”
The artist shared Malala’s picture on her Instagram too, saying she is “excited to see my work worn on the cover of Vogue by such an extraordinary young woman who has achieved so much in her life.”
Onto photo two.
The second photo has Malala in a sober yet striking look. The free flowing white linen gauze shirtdress she sports is a Michael Kors piece and her linen trousers are from Eskandar.
Eskandar is a brand named after the founder, who uses his Iranian heritage to “transcend trends in favour of silhouettes inspired by function and tradition”. The brand “offers a range of easy-to-wear tunics, knitwear, loose trousers and silk shirts using only natural and noble fabrics.”
Malala’s headscarf was designed by Mai Hijabis, a Muslim-run brand focused on producing stylish and comfortable scarves. The golden coloured earrings peaking out from insider her scarf are by Patou., a brand that makes ready-to-wear clothes and accessories for women.