A first catwalk exhibition was motivated by the challenges experienced by women who cover their faces with a hijab in the fashion industry. The 23-year-old Rotherham native Nadia Hadhrami will present her debut line at York Fashion Week on Friday. The University of Huddersfield alumna claimed to be aware of the challenges Muslim women encounter when shopping for modest clothing in department stores. “I dress modestly and find it difficult to locate clothes that make me feel confident and at ease,” Ms. Hadhrami added. Muslim women, according to her, desire their clothing to be symbols of their faith rather than just fashionable clothing that compromises their faith. However, this style of clothing isn’t common or easily accessible on the high street.
Ms. Hadhrami described the opportunity to present her collection during a fashion week in the north of England as “wonderful.”
The clothing in the collection has needlework done with glow-in-the-dark thread and bright, vibrant designs with butterfly motifs.
“I always have lofty goals and great dreams. I want to launch my own clothing line and create items that are always message-driven, or fashion with purpose “said Ms. Hadhrami.
At York Guildhall, the collection will be showcased in a runway presentation on Friday at 19:30 BST.