Influencers we can't wait to see at Dubai Modest Fashion Week

Influencers we can't wait to see at Dubai Modest Fashion Week

Influencers we can't wait to see at Dubai Modest Fashion Week
Photo (L-R): Halima Aden, Mariah Idrissi, and Manal Rostom / Source: DMFW and Instagram

The Dubai Modest Fashion Week (DMFW) will be held on 8th–9th December at the Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. The two-day event is expected to showcase the latest modest-fashion trends from popular designers across the globe.

Take a look at the big names who will be present at the event.


USA New York_Muslim fashion model and former refugee Halima Aden_28 August 2017Photo: Fashion model and former refugee Halima Aden, who is breaking boundaries as the first hijab wearing model gracing magazine covers and walking in high profile runway shows poses during a shoot at a studio in New York City, U.S. August 28, 2017. Photo taken August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

According to the organisers, Halima Aden will be present at the opening show. The modest-fashion model turned heads as a former refugee who made it to the runway, debuting at the New York Fashion Week show while wearing a hijab. Halima will be at the Modanisa Fashion Show from 4:30 pm to 4:50 pm on December 8.

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Posing at home then taking it all off and getting in my hoody P.s. nicked these two tops of my granny J!

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Hijabi blogger and YouTube vlogger Dina Tokio is one of the most popular British fashionistas on social media, with more than 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 688,610 subscribers on YouTube.

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Hope you all have a great day ???? #London

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UK-based model and influencer Mariah Idrissi first gained recognition when she appeared in H&M’s “Close the Loop” campaign, and she has since appeared on domestic and international programmes as an authority on modest fashion. Mariah has more than 72,7000 followers on Instagram. During the Dubai Modest Fashion Week, Mariah will be speaking at a presentation and will attend the designers’ show.  

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Sebina Hussain is a British Muslim blogger based in London. Her blogging life began by accident when she created an Instagram account whilst studying for a postgraduate law degree; within the first 2 weeks, she had gained over a thousand followers. Though she has branched out to cover beauty, lifestyle and travel, her main focus has been and still is (modest) fashion.

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No one is you. That’s your #power! ??

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A co-founder of Cloudless Research, a startup that tackles child abuse and migrant crises, Muna Jama was invited to the Miss Universe Great Britain competition after officials agreed that she could wear a cover up if she chose. The 27-year-old wore a multi-coloured Kaftan instead of a bikini at the competition, and she later remarked, “I wouldn’t wear a bikini to a beach, so I’m not going to wear one in a competition to score points,” local newspaper Metro quoted Muna as saying.


New York–based Melanie Elturk is the founder and CEO of the hijab brand Haute Hijab. Melanie quit her job as a judicial clerk and started focusing on her passion, designing scarves and wraps for those who want to look stylish while dressing modestly. She was prompted to start Haute Hijab after failing to find find hijab-friendly clothing at popular retail stores; the brand now enjoys a massive following on social media.

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Manal RostomPhoto: Manal Rostom. Image provided by Digital Ink

Manal Rostom is the first hijabi woman to be featured in an international Nike campaign. She is also the first Egyptian woman to run the Great Wall Marathon.

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Created by the founders of Think Fashion and Red Connect, DMFW aims to appeal to women of all backgrounds. The DMFW will include 30 fashion shows, 60 brand booths, interactive workshops and talks in addition to fashion and art exhibitions. The DMFW will also host the Emerging Modest Fashion Designer Award, where one budding designer will showcase their collections on the runway and can win many prizes.

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