Designer Dian Pelangi and model Feriel Moulaï also confirmed, as full programme for this weekend’s Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week revealed.
This weekend, Istanbul will play host to leading modest fashion designers, influencers, buyers and tastemakers from around the world. Twenty-one labels are set to present their Ramadan collections at the second edition of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW), among them Indonesia’s Dian Pelangi – one of the global stars of the rapidly-growing modest fashion sector and whose creations feature in the internationally touring exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, currently showing in Frankfurt.
Another of this weekend’s headliners is Feriel Moulaï, who turned heads when she became the first hijabi model at Paris Fashion Week last October. The Belgian model of Algerian heritage will join supermodel Halima Aden on the runway in Istanbul, appearing in five shows on Saturday, for Refka, Halima x Modanisa, Mayovera, Sherpa, and Nihan Peker x Modanisa.
IMFW organiser and main sponsor, leading modest fashion e-tailer Modanisa.com has published the full programme for the two-day event, which will be staged at the Zorlu Centre, home also to Istanbul Fashion Week. The 21 shows will include a mixture of ready-to-wear and couture comprising day, evening and bridal wear, alongside new collections of beach attire and athleisure.
IMFW opens with two exclusive shows at 2pm on Saturday, 20 April. First up will be a “Special Collection” by Modanisa’s popular contemporary in-house label Refka. This will be followed by the eagerly-awaited fashion collaboration between Halima Aden and Modanisa.
Also presenting on Day One is Rabia Z. Widely regarded as the “first modest fashion label in the world”, the Afghan-Emirati will unveil her sustainable ‘Basics, Reimagined’ collaboration with Modanisa on Saturday afternoon. Malaysia’s UmmiRiaz International, Barli Asmara (Indonesia), and Turkey’s Mayovera, Meryem Acar, and Minel Aşk also present their collections on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, there is an exclusive show by British jewellery brand Sherpa.
Day One concludes with top Turkish designer Nihan Peker, who will showcase her first-ever modest fashion collection. A graduate of Istituto Milan and renowned for her minimalist black and white style, Peker’s ready-to-wear capsule collection for Modanisa will feature luxurious pieces for day and evening wear.
For more information, log on to IMFW.com