This year, Ean Williams, fashion creative and director of DC Fashion Week (#DCFW) Fall 2013 introduced a new segment in fashion called "Haute & Modesty" produced by Areej Fashions.
|Ideal PR Media host Valeta Sutton with the always fabulous Ean Williams of DC Fashion Week|
While the majority of the designers designed with Muslim women in mind, many of the outfits are suitable for women all across the globe that prefer to be modest and covered. There were fabulous styles for every day wear to formal attire. The Haute and Modesty Show, organized by Areej Fashions, featured the following designers: Mali Rose Designs, Sabika Seattle, Nahda Designs, Cover Me Beautiful, Lia Wear Action, Sanriq Stylz and M'Squared Clothing.
|Designers from the Haute and Modest Fashion show DC Fashion Week Fall 2013|
While we enjoyed all of the designers, there were three in particular that stood out for their edgy styles, creative fabrics, bold colors and global attractiveness beyond the Muslim community. These designers included M’Squared Clothing, Cover Me Beautiful and Nahda Designs.The versitility of these three collections as well as the choice of fabrics, patterns, textures and color choices solidified these as our top three of the evening. I could see myself in at least 3 outfits from each designer, which is of major importance when determining if I truly love a line...there MUST be three.
|M'Squared clothing image courtesy of Areej Fashions|
|Hahda Designs image courtesy of Areej Fashions|
Here are some of the additional fashions that graced the runway by some of the designers:
|Ideal PR Media Host Valeta Sutton with Ideal PR Media Stylist Tahira Mohamed of StyleByTahira|