Exploring the brands Malala wore in her stunning Vogue photoshoot

Exploring the brands Malala wore in her stunning Vogue photoshoot

Many of the designers she wore focus on sustainability.
02 Jun, 2021

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.

The third picture featured Malala flowing, literally. Her scarf floats in one direction while her body's is stretched out in the other.

Her linen shirtdress, trousers and belt for this picture were designed by Gabriela Hearst, an Uruguayan fashion designer known for her work in the luxury niche. With some of the world's biggest names in her list of clients, the designer is known for her dedication towards sustainability.

Malala's photo was also shared by the official account.

Her headscarf for this picture was by Charvet, a little known brand that is very playful in its ideology. The brand mixes colours, designs and patterns to create excitingly novel looks, and their social media vibe fits that identity.

Her ring, which isn't visible in the picture, was designed by Alice Cicolini.

While it was extremely delightful and empowering to see Malala rock the British Vogue cover, her evergreen style and choice of brands is on its own quite interesting. It is nice to see her sport some of the smaller, more independent and lesser known brands, with a clear predilection for those striving for sustainability.


Usman Jun 02, 2021 06:02pm
Very good.
well-wisher Jun 02, 2021 06:43pm
Congrates, Malala and thank you for selecting her for your cover. She is a trailblazer and respected all over the world. She has a mission. Please support her. She will not let us down.
Ehsan Jun 02, 2021 06:48pm
Looking amazing. Honoring a Pakistani brand would have been nice as well
M. Saeed Jun 02, 2021 06:53pm
She is an icon of humanity and grace and should not become a cover-girl.
T-man Jun 02, 2021 07:11pm
More power to her. Such opportunities are the reasons behind her not supporting the Palestinians openly in her latest tweet. She is becoming a smart business lady.
Chrís Dăn Jun 02, 2021 07:14pm
Marvellous!!! A self made, middle class girl of Pakistan who is like self made leaders like Merkel,Ursula,Thacher who were also invited by Vogue to honour them is shining on the cover. I am sure,Malala is the first lady from pakistan who is self made but a Nobel prize winner as well as respected by international community in highest esteem.
A. ALI Jun 02, 2021 07:42pm
@Ehsan ... vogue is brand they don need brands where owners like Maria B send their servants packing home is they are corona infected. Vogue has a repute for environment and fashion.
Tea Day Jun 02, 2021 07:53pm
What Malala has done for the World? I have failed to understand.
HumanA Jun 02, 2021 08:00pm
The french style headscarf is quite contemporary.
Zulfiqar Jun 02, 2021 08:55pm
@Tea Day ask the thousands of girls who got an education because of her efforts and their lives are going to change forever
Hanif Jun 02, 2021 09:18pm
What a lovely young girl! Given her childhood horrors, she deserves all the good things coming her way. I hope she will be able to strike a path for herself in the future, and not become a pawn for Western interests.
Peace Jun 02, 2021 09:43pm
She should restart the work she left behind in the schools of tribal areas
GK Jun 02, 2021 10:08pm
gt Jun 02, 2021 10:56pm
She is minting money now a days.
gt Jun 02, 2021 11:00pm
@Tea Day : She has done nothing except nowadays making money and does what her parents tells her to do.
Irfan Huq Jun 02, 2021 11:39pm
@Tea Day Open your closed mind.
Khan Jun 02, 2021 11:49pm
@Tea Day Kennedy speech revamped for Malala ask not what you can do for your country but ask what your country can do for you.
AHB Jun 03, 2021 12:10am
@well-wisher why does she have to do anything for you? Forget about her, you don't let yourself down. Leave her be.
Yaqoot Mir Jun 03, 2021 12:31am
In other words she is now anything but Pakistani
Yaqoot Mir Jun 03, 2021 12:32am
@Ehsan exactly!! No pakistan in there
mlk Jun 03, 2021 04:28am
Lucky girl arise from death bed to world fame girl way to go Malala
Rashid A khan Jun 03, 2021 05:15am
@gt. Minting money to bring education at the doors of penniless girls the worldover. Wish you and I could have our vaulets opened for such like nobel cause.
LAHORI KID Jun 03, 2021 05:45am
Brands Malala wore ? When are we going to hear about the schools she opened to help the girls from the millions donated to her, no I don’t want to hear about her fancy life style.
asad Jun 03, 2021 07:07am
@Chrís Dăn Self made? sorry to say you are utterly misinformed.
Ibrahim Jun 03, 2021 08:19am
@Tea Day - biggest achievement was to save herself from the land of pure
Chrís Dăn Jun 03, 2021 11:54am
@asad On the contrary ,I as a proud Pakistani am aware that she struggled against talibans in her village school& had refused to obey their orders to stay home instead of going out for education. She wrote in BBC urdu in her childhoodage& my daughter was a reader. She is from a humble background but her refusal to stoop down to talibanś brutal order brought her near to death. It was her writing that was bold & she was helped by UK to carry her out when shot in head. I never could meet such a young but a determind Pakistani girl except one Malala. I know her through my daughterś reading Malalaś articles since her childhood. Salute to Malala!!!
Talha Jun 03, 2021 12:49pm
Congratulations on objectifying the girl while wearing everything but Pakistani brands. So sad
Mazhar Zubairi Jun 03, 2021 06:12pm
Shame. Pakistan press and ruling class admiring a sell out and being used by secular big bosses to negate what we stand for.
Feroze Khan Jun 03, 2021 07:48pm
@Ibrahim “Land of the pure”, really? You make me laugh. The politicians, the police, the Judges, The Military? You. Call them pure? You cannot find pure Milk, butter, eatables pure in this land of the pure. Grow up my friend and let the young Lady do her work.
Feroze Khan Jun 03, 2021 07:50pm
@Chrís Dăn i second you in your opinion of Malala.
Feroze Khan Jun 03, 2021 07:51pm
@Talha such a narrow vision of things which are larger then life.