Founded by Franka Soeria and Ozlem Sahin, who launched the first edition of Modest Fashion Week in 2016 in Istanbul to highlight the high demand for modest wear on a global scale. The event was a huge success and the Think Fashion entrepreneurs then went on to showcase the modest fashion event in London in 2017 and Jakarta in 2018.
Now, debuting its 4th edition in one of the Middle East’s fashion hotspots, Dubai will host Modest Fashion Week 2019 at Burj Park, where international and regional talents will showcase their latest modest-wear collections. 2019’s modest fashion runway shows will be held at Mix by Alain Ducasse in the Emerald Palace Kempinksi hotel followed by talks and Q&A opportunities with industry professionals, and pop ups by emerging modest fashion talents.
Halima Aden modeling
Attendees of the 3-day event will be in for a treat, as Halima Aden, the Somali-American hijabi supermodel, will be gracing the modest fashion extravaganza. Also, this year’s lineup is fierce, and the event is set to be a strong platform for modest fashion designers, as it will be highlighting their position within mainstream fashion.
The modest fashion movement has been recognized by mainstream markets, both luxury and fast fashion. The Think Fashion’s Modest Fashion Week 2019 will be abuzz with global modest style influencers of the likes of Yasmin Yousri and Alia Awwe, and established, emerging designers including, Dulce by Safiya, Anotah, Aminah Boutique and Ahada.