By Yasirah alfian
here were several inter-
national modest fashion
designers and brand coming
to showcase their line-upm
alongside the amazing talents
of locals in the UAE showcasing
their collections in the Parade Shows.
Designer brands include; Niswa Fashion,
Lebasi and Ouafae Taame from the US, Mari-
yan Suleymanova and Ahada from Russia,
The Hijab Lee and Asiya Rafiq from India,
Mayada Apparel from Canada, JD by Jaida
Derguti and Sempre from Turkey, Kazeca
Studio from Australia, Johar by Dalia and
Hama Yassen from Jordan, Naj Tags from
Lebanon, Raidha’s from Maldives, Boutal-
lion from Netherlands, Victoria Design from
Estonia, and S by Samar, JG Couture and My
Kaftan from the UAE.
Five brands represented Indonesia;
#Markamarie, Devi Janeeta, Lina Sukijo,
Jawhara Syari and CR by Tika Ramlan. All
of them with diverse style ranging from
urban to the more conservative look; Syari
Style. Singapore also showcased their urban
designs from Adrianna Yariqa and Emma
Melisa Apparel. Apart from that, College of
Fashion & Design (CFD) showcased the great
collections of their students.
Apart from that, there were also a one-
of-a-kind collaboration between artisan
chocolatier of the Middle East- Blu Chocolate
and Dulce by Safiya.
There were multiple exclusive shows as
well as part of the celebration. One of them
was ANOTAH from Kuwait. Known as one of
the most successful lifestyle brand, ANOTAH
was established in 1998 with the foresight
of providing inspiring collections that are
tailored to fit modest, Middle Eastern women.
From a single store in Kuwait, ANOTAH has
grown to over 25 stores across the Middle East.
Dubai lights up for
Modest Fashion Week returned to
Dubai on 7 to 9 March this year at
Emerald Palace Kempinski, Dubai
Hilal Oğuzka, the Turkish designer brand showcasing their
white floral themed collection.
The Netherlands represented by Boutal-
lion shows their potential in modest
fashion. Boutallion launched a couture
collection specially created for Dubai. With
Italian craftsmanship, exotic leathers, silk
fabrics, real gold & diamonds – the collection
is made for the contemporary and artistic
Azerbaijan has introduced their unique
collection in the event through the
exclusive fashion show. All best talents
of the country showcasing their modest
designs; Nargiz Shakhbazi and Hijab Queen,
Anara Zakirli, Zahra World and Lyaman Haji-
yeva. Attendees received what seems to be
a spectacular introduction into Azerbaijani
modest fashion’s strength and detail.