Searches for ‘modest fashion’ are up 500% since the beginning of 2018, according to Pinterest UK. Modest fashion in its essence describes varying degrees of covering up on purpose due to religio-ethnic fulfilment or to attain a certain aesthetic due to personal preference.The fastest growing fashion trend after having gained mainstream traction from the likes of Uniqlo, Zara and many more – is still somewhat a mystery to many.
Mvslim, in partnership with MoMu - Fashion Museum in Antwerp, will hold the inaugural launch of the first Modest Fashion Forum on 23rdNovember 2018 at Arenberg. A one-day conference from 09.30 to 17.00 with 7 speakers providing insights into the modest fashion industry within the European context.
The schedule for the day features talks by some of the biggest names in the industry. Some of the sessions include:
- First hijab-wearing model featured on H&M, Mariah Idrissi explaining “How influencers catalyzed the modest fashion movement”.
- A panel moderated by Director of MoMu with panelists: fashion editor from Marie Claire, co-founder of Nesci and influencer, Sagal Shire- discussing the future of the modest fashion industry and its respective challenges in Europe.
MFF18 will bring some of our favorite designers, influencers, retailers and media- to shed light into the modest fashion industry in a way that’s never been done before.
Head of Strategy at Mvslim, Richa Shah, said “this forum is really for anyone interested in the fashion industry, particularly to gain expertise into the $44 billion industry through expert speakers sharing business practices and their outlooks based on experience and research. It’s going to present a chance to connect with hard-to-reach industry leaders.”
Kaat Debo, director MoMu: "MoMu has strong assets to be a meaningful museum for everyone. With creative partnerships like these, we build a network of diverse partners that are crucial for a global perspective and integrate the operations of the museum in our super diverse society.”
MoMu invited fashion stylist Farah El Bastani to create the campaign images for the Modest Fashion Forum. Along with photographer Sophie Rata, Farah successfully incorporated Belgian designers in this inspiring modest fashion shoot.
Mvslim is a media platform that has been pioneering to change the narrative of Muslim millennials, through positive storytelling. The platform publishes articles and videos that reach millions of millennials globally.
To register for this event, visitthe website of Arenberg. For more information about Mvslim, visit http://mvslim.com.