MALIKAH FESTIVAL 2017 entertained mixed-gender audiences by showing Spring/Summer lines of abayas, kaftans, jilbabs and tunics from Istanbul and Dubai fashion housesfrom Turkey, Dubai and the Northwest. The elegance and diversity of this fashion and lifestyle choice shatters simplistic stereotypes about women who practice modesty as a form of dress and lifestyle choice.
MALIKAH FESTIVAL 2017 built on the inaugural event in 2016, which was co-produced by Lee Mozena, founder and owner of Zena Consulting, and Chema Jamel Oh, of Boutique Al Firdaws . Hosted again by a grant from the City of Redmond's Parks Department, it provided opportunities for the general public to meet local artists and merchants who may not be as visible in mainstream culture and retail spaces. Family-friendly activities of the day included:
Eid Bazaar with globally-inspired clothing, accessories and home decor
Fashion Diplomacy' Q & A, led by Sara Jamshidi, Editor of Goltune News
Nia Dance performance by Pauline Osbourne, Owner of Moving To Heal, in Redmond
Mendi (henna) and make-up artists on site
Moroccan (halal) BBQ , plus coffee, tea and snacks
Redmond City Council woman Angela Birney gave opening remarks. Our community partner was MAPS, (Muslim Association of Puget Sound).
Chema Oh and Lee Mozena, (center) with models and staff at Malikah Festival 2017
BEAUTY HAS NO BORDERS
Malikah means "queen" in Arabic. But, this event is for women of every faith, shape and age. Our Sponsors include: the City of Redmond, Eileen Fisher, MAPS and Y-WE. Questions? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Lee Mozena at 206.368.9608.
Malikah 2017 Video
Watch a short video by Ashley Amon
2017 Seattle Globalist
Muslim Women Have Plenty To Say, No Permission Required
Modest Fashion Show
malikah festival / 2016
MALIKAH FESTIVAL Lee Mozena / Founder & Owner Zena Consulting Box 27562 Seattle WA 98165