WHAT IS MODEST FASHION
About highlighting MODEST FASHION which is an aesthetic fashion expression where people wear LESS SKIN REVEALING CLOTHING.
INCLUSION for WOMEN OR MEN from ALL FAITHS seeking a MODEST FASHION & LIFESTYLE without having to compromise their INDIVIDUALITY or ETHICAL BELIEF.
ABOUT WHO WE ARE
THE FIRST MODEST FASHION WEEK IN THE USA. ESTABLISHED IN 2019.
We are about ETHICS, CULTURE, EDUCATION & INNOVATION. A Fashion Week platform that is dedicated towards Fashion, Art, Trade & Education (F.A.T.E)
Power & Produce by The Connector Group International LLC, a Miami-based company established in 2009.
A highly anticipated INTERNATIONAL EVENT, dedicated to MODEST FASHION & LIFESTYLE
Miami Modest Fashion Week is an ANNUAL event, that is set to reach great heights, bring dynamic international talents and opportunities to the world through multiple creative disciplines.
The event aimed to EDUCATE the broader audiences on the INCLUSION, SUSTAINABILITY, DIVERSITY AND, CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANCE
Miami Modest Fashion Week is BREAKING the STEREOTYPE of global perceptions of the Miami landscape and, is innovating it by adding a Modest Fashion & Lifestyle concept within the city of skin and beach and in the position to create Miami as THE DESTINATION HUB for Global MODEST FASHION WEEK.
Miami Modest Fashion Week was the PIONEER in making a TREND in bringing several Global Modest & Non-Modest Fashion Weeks to COLLABORATE under their UMBRELLA, and currently, working together with Indonesia Modest Fashion Week, Modest Fashion Australia, Miss Union Fashion Official Uzbekistan - and upcoming G20 event in Indonesia & Morocco Modest Fashion Week.
The Pioneer in created the GLOBAL MODEST FASHION WEEK ASSOCIATION, officiated by Indonesia Minister of Tourism in November 2021
A platform and opportunity for Organization, TRADE, TOURISM, and the GOVERNMENT AGENCIES from a country to be a pillar sponsor for the event every year.
OUR VISION AND MISSION
Our mission is to advocate for the INCLUSION, SUSTAINABILITY, DIVERSITY, AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE within the MODEST FASHION industry around the world. We believe in uniting the industry's best talents, in the most dynamic strategy which will translate into stronger shows for designers, buyers, and brands in modest fashion industries for the future generations
To ASSIST and GENERATE more business for MODEST Fashion DESIGNERS, ARTIST, BRANDS, and TRADE Industries worldwide.
We are NOT just MAKING a Fashion Statement. We are BUILDING A GLOBAL NETWORK and The HUB of INTELLECTUAL MODEST FASHION & LIFESTYLE. A gathering of the most influential professionals to discuss the most relevant topics, while EXPAND and PRESERVE the CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE and TRADITION on FASHION or VISUAL ART via INNOVATION.
MODEST Fashion and Lifestyle serve a unique EXAMPLE of how people of DIVERSE ethnic origins, from Different continents and cultures could come together and fuse into a MODEST fashion & Lifestyle.
A creative platform to allow emerging and established designers to participate and showcase their creativity.
The art sector will engage audiences with a visual narrative to the endless possibilities for discussion available through creative practices. Following the same vein of diversity and inclusion as on our Fashion platform.
CURATED Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition where the creative work of progressive emerging or established talents and brands from different countries will showcase the most compelling stories around the history, diversity, sustainability, community and ethics.
Trade Exhibition Booth / Pop Up Boutique booth offers designers or brands to display, meet and greet with the prospective buyers or agents. The Trade Exhibition booth or POP Up Boutique also will allow guests and retail customers to explore and purchase items that they never before have seen in Miami or in the US Market.
Modest Fashion Talk and Discussion between Designers & Influencers, Social Media Platforms. Fashion E-Commerce, Retail Brands Fashionistas from diverse backgrounds to the Government Agency and Educational Institute.
THE BRAINCHILD OF MIAMI MODEST FASHION WEEK
Founder\ Creative Director\ Producer
The architect founder of Miami Modest Fashion Week is Norsham Mohamad-Garcia. An unorthodox self-taught entrepreneur, an Immigrant in the USA for over 30 years, born and raised in a small village of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Norsham is a direct lineage of Bugis Linggi, which is firmly entrenched in Malaysian history from the Royal Bugis Linggi Family to the FIRST Lord Mayor of Kuala Lumpur and prominent Malaysian scholars and political figures. Married to a local Miamian; Cuban-Panamian descent, and currently residing in Miami for the last 15 years.
Formerly in Management for Retail Banking for seventeen years in Connecticut and Florida. Norsham established her first company, The Connector Group International LLC in 2009. A boutique full-service STRATEGIC BUSINESS CONSULTANT AND DEVELOPMENT agency that works collaboratively with private, public companies, and government agencies globally. An agency that specializes in the creating and commercialization market breakthrough of intellectual properties and activates special events in fashion, art, culture, and entertainment.
She has been in the Sports and Entertainment industry since 2014 with several most valuable Agencies in the World. Started as a Project Director for Exclusive Corporate Golf event between North America top world executives with the government of Trinidad and Tobago. As a free agent for several years, she then established Sports Entertainment Sdn Bhd based in Malaysia in 2017.
Self-taught in Art & Design via her passion and extensive experience as a freelance art agent and consultant for numerous American and International artists.
In 2009, she represented Laurence Gartel, the first “digital artist” featured on the front page of Forbes Magazine and also the artist that taught Andy Warhol how to use Amiga Computer at her first ART private event during Art Basel in National Hotel Miami Beach USA.
She also was the brainchild and founder of Arts Kuala Lumpur, supported by MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation ) and National Visual Arts Gallery which became a Malaysian Government Art Project. In December 2013 "Arts Kuala Lumpur- Miami' was the first country endorsed project to have its Venue during one of the largest Art Fairs in the world, Art Basel-Miami, and the event was listed amongst the prominent art fairs.
In August 2017, she created strategic business development and represented GEPETROL; A delegation National Oil and Gas MINISTRY of Equatorial Guinea, and brought them as her first client to her home country, where she produced and hosted a summit in Kuala Lumpur, to expand the search for strategic partners and investors in Malaysian. Her summit was attended by several key players in Malaysia including Petronas, Sapura Kencana, Hyrax Oil, University Technology Petronas, and many more
In 2019, she expanding her entrepreneurship by building and producing The FIRST MODEST FASHION WEEK in The USA; Miami Modest Fashion Week.
Currently Norsham is actively:
The Fashion Advisory Board for St Thomas University in Florida,
A lifetime member of Peniagawati; Malaysian Association of Bumiputera Women in Business and Profession and other local Miami Associations
Advisory of Fashion Board for Miami & African Trade .
Founder & Strategic Director of of Global Modest Fashion Week Association. Officiated by Indonesia Minister of Tourism
Co - Founder of upcoming Modest Fashion Morocco .
Norsham Mohamad Garcia
Founder, Creative Director & Producer
“I believe that Modest-style Fashion Week will cause a wow effect and will resonate with many. In America, there are a lot of mass markets, behind which identity is lost. Modest designers are very creative and create unique clothes. Americans are very fond of original clothes, the thirst for exclusivity is a big plus for modest designers.” -
International Relation for Malaysia & South East Asia
Proactively advance the mission and the objectives of the event through the use of marketing, public relations, and the media. Closely monitors media developments, interacting with local media and communications professionals, and participating in the creation and writing of a variety of informational and advocacy materials as assigned. Acts as media information and messaging resource for the event as a whole.
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