This Friday, February 21, DC Fashion Week presented its Haute & Modesty showcase, organized by Areej Fashions, Washington D.C.'s premiere modest fashion curator. As the Areej Fashions stylist, I was honored to be a part of this revolutionary event for DC Fashion Week where the beauty of modesty was displayed on the catwalk for the second time in DC Fashion Week history. Seven showcases ripped the runway: Styles by Hakeemah, Dalliance Designers, Abayat Raqia, Tru Designs, AP for Women, LiaWear Action, and Orchid Allure. As the stylist, I consulted with LiaWear Action about her designs and styles for her show, worked backstage throughout the show styling models before they walked down the runway, and organzied my own stylist showcase, which featured fabulous looks I arranged from 18 designers and business that specialize in modest fashion, as well as the debut of my very own hand-made hijab collection!
It was so hectic backstage, but also one of the most exciting and exhilarating experiences of my life. This was my first time creating a showcase for a fashion show, and what a great start to begin in DC Fashion Week, one of the most popular fashion weeks in the US, second only to NY Fashion Week itself!
My showcase opened the show, and, with hands shaking and heart racing, I managed to get my girls ready even down the last second! Of 20 prepared looks, I was able to send down 19 models down the runway to start the show off beautifully. All the details from the showcase can be found below - if you're interested in purchasing, just click the links to find the company websites. Any orders for the new CMB Hijab Collection, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. ENJOY!
Special thanks to Artizara and Veilure Couture for dressing me for this special occasion. This beautiful green gown from Artizara was so perfect (love the color) and was exactly my style. This floral silk hijab from Veilure Couture (named 'Eden') matched so beautifully! Find the exclusive DC Fashion WeekArtizara coupon to get your hands on an Artizara product under 'Promo Codes'.
This is only the first post for my coverage of The DC Fashion Week Haute & Modesty Show - next I'll be posting about the 5 looks I styled for LiaWear Action's fabulous jumpsuits! Can't wait to work on the next show, coming up this September for the next DC Fashion week Haute & Modesty Show! More info: www.areejfashions.com.