Malikah means 'queen' in Arabic. The Festival was free and open to the public. It was designed to celebrate the diversity of Redmond, and families that traditional modesty standards. See our video, below.
The fashion show in particular is unusual because the designers practice gender separation, but have agreed to share their work in front of a mixed-gender audience. Our bazaar is committed to showcasing women entrepreneurs and owners of marginalized or disadvantaged businesses in the region.
MODELS & PRODUCER
WHY MODEST FASHION
MALIKAH FESTIVAL has been years in the making. It was the brainchild of Lee Mozena, founder and owner of Zena Consulting, who worked with community groups to produce or sponsor similar cross-cultural community outreach projects, including the Arab Center of Washington and Shoreline Arts Festival / Muslim Sisters' Group. Chema Jamel Oh, of Boutique Al Firdaws was this year's co-producer.
Eileen Fisher is just one successful designer whose profits prove that being covered up in style transcends nation, faith, and age.
SPONSORS & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
CITY OF REDMOND- awarded Zena Consulting a grant to produce the first MALIKAH FESTIVAL.
AZIZAH MAGAZINE- was our community partner. This international fashion publication for modern, Muslimas is printed in Indonesia. However, production is led by a Redmond resident of 25 years, Ms. Nina Soeroeakosemah. She describes the local and global modest fashion market as a "sleeping giant", claiming it transcends all countries, faiths and age groups.
KUOW- provided free PSA's to advertise the Festival.
THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS who helped make this event possible.
"The City of Redmond is pleased to support the first Malikah Festival.
We invite the entire Redmond community to enjoy this event, to meet their neighbors and learn more about local and global fashion.”
- Mayor John Marchione -
VIDEO BY Redmond TEENS VIDEO
MALIKAH FESTIVAL Lee Mozena / Founder & Owner Zena Consulting Box 27562 Seattle WA 98165