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Adwoa Aboah


More than just one of fashion’s most striking faces, Aboah’s outspoken honesty and Gurls Talk project inspires open discussion of feminist and mental health issues.


British model Adwoa Aboah worked as both a stylist and creative director before Tim Walker shot her for the December 2015 cover of Vogue Italia. Her frank and open account of her battle with addiction and depression, as well as her Gurls Talk project, which gives young women a safe space to discuss feminist issues, have made her one of the industry’s most courageous voices.

Aboah has quickly proved to be one of the key faces in today's modelling industry. To date she has starred in global campaigns for some of fashion's biggest names, including Dior,  Calvin Klein , Marc Jacobs and H&M , and has walked in shows for Chanel, Fendi, Miu Miu and Versace. She has also appeared in numerous international covers for Dazed, i-D and Love Magazine, including Edward Enninful 's first issue as editor-in-chief of British Vogue for the December 2017 issue.

Daughter of Camillia Lowther, founder of fashion management firm CL, Aboah was introduced to fashion at an early age and signed with Storm Model Management when she was 16 years old. She studied drama at Brunel University in London and won a leading role in the Sundance-awarded feature film "to.get.her" by Erica Dunton. Besides acting and modelling, Aboah has assisted makeup artist Pat McGrath and Céline creative director Phoebe Philo . In 2019, she was immortalised in doll form as part of Barbie’s 60th anniversary “Shero” collection.


Brunel, University of London

Brunel, University of London


Millfield School

Millfield School


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18 May 1992

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