Fashion For Compassion 2013 Highlights

A Muslim woman based fashion show aimed to showcase the work of modest style designers both Muslim and non with a philanthropic approach. The show took place in Dallas, Texas this past June 1st. The designers list included international designers such as Amalina Amman(Australia), Alheli Sg from Mexico along with UK based label Mullani, French swimwear label MADAMME BK, U.S. based CoveredGirl and returning label by Yasmina Johnston.

Written by Nisa Muhammed, Areej Fashions

Well fashionistas, if you missed Ndaa Hassan’s Fashion for Compassion June 1, in Dallas you really missed an explosive event of style, color and design.  This was the second year she produced the show as a benefit for the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation and it exceeded even her expectations.  “I did not think it would go this smooth,” she told Sweet Modesty.  “It was so perfect, there was no trouble back stage, and the models and stylists were great.”

Label Yasmina Johnston.

It started with Mullani, a London based designer who describes her clothes as being, “for every woman, every season and every occasion. Not adhering to the uniforms of the seasons, Mullani stands beyond the ever changing trends with ever lasting chic designs”.

Next came the colorful styles and patterns when Mexico met the Middle East with Bella Luna Abayas, founded by the self-made Mexican designer Alhelí Sg in 2012.  “Our products blend Mexican exoticity with Middle Eastern intricacy, a truly unique mix that can be perceived in the colors we utilize in our collections.”

From Mexico the show went to the amazing designs of The Covered Girl by Aisha.  Looking for the right hijab to go with that special outfit?  Look no further than The Covered Girl whose designs blend lace; fabric and style in must have coverings that take you from drab to fab in the twinkling of an eye.

Design on the runway by Parisian swimwear label MADAMME BK

Looking for a style all your own, want to separate from the crowd and be an individual in your fashion statement?  The Nahda Designs has a style for you.  Her collection featured polka dots, bright colors and flowers, just what today’s hijabi is wearing.

Prashe donned the runway next. This stunning couture label by Prashi Shah was introduced as being featured in several magazines including Lucky and Patron. It is “eclectic elegance yet steeped in tradition, each piece features hand-embroidery and beading with Swarovski crystals on fine natural fabrics”.
by designer Amalina Aman

Yasmina Johnston stunned the audience with her youthful collection called Inner Orbit Systems. Her eclectic, funky styles featured slits, cut outs, raised hems and zippers.  It was “Black meets sass”.  

What would a Texas fashion show be without a dessert rose?  This show didn’t disappoint.  Desert Rose Couture showed a mix of the old with the new.  Her designs had elegance that flowed on the models and were perfect for the heat of the desert summer.

From Texas to the styles of down under came Amalina Aman from Sydney with her Colors of the Heritage.  It was a rainbow of designs that highlighted her faith and culture.

Founder of Fashion For Compassion Ndaa Hassan

Last but not least were the amazing Parisian designs of Madame BK’s Swimwear.  “Take me to the beach right now in one of her bathing suits”, said a woman in the audience.

What’s next for Fashion for Compassion?  Chicago in the fall or early 2014. Stay tuned.

For updates on Fashions For Compassion's next show visit
Photography Credits: Nisa Muhammed


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