Mona Tougaard’s teenage years haven’t exactly been conventional. At 18-years-old, she graces one of four covers for British Vogue’s April 2021 issue, joining Janaye Furman, Precious Lee and Achenrin Madit in a series of joyous portraits, captured by Steven Meisel. Prior to landing the life-changing gig, her resumé was already bursting with editorials, show appearances and campaigns.
The model, who is of Somalian, Ethiopian, Danish and Turkish heritage, kickstarted her career on Prada’s autumn/winter 2019 runway, continuing the season at Loewe, Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Valentino and Karl Lagerfeld’s emotional final collection for Chanel, shown within weeks of his passing. Spring/summer 2020 and the seasons that followed were a similar story, and she swiftly became recognised as one of the highest-ranking models in the world.
Despite Mona’s incredibly busy schedule, stopovers in various fashion cities have served as opportunities for the model to explore her sense of style. Effortlessly casual in her approach, the fresh face has mastered the off-duty model dress code. Baggy jeans, graphic tees and colourful sneakers are her wardrobe mainstays, and she is often seen with a cult handbag in tow.
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