The People Behind
Miami Modest Fashion Week
NORSHAM MOHAMAD- GARCIA
Founder & Producer of Miami Modest FASHION WEEK
Managing Director of The Connector Group International LLC
Founder of Arts Kuala Lumpur - Miami
CEO of Sports Entertainment & Consultant Agency Sdn. Bhd
The architect founder of Miami Modest Fashion Week is Norsham Mohamad-Garcia. As an Immigrant for 30 years, born and raised in a small village of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Norsham is a descendant of Bugis Linggi, which is firmly entrenched in Malaysian history from the Royal Bugis Linggi Family to the first Lord Mayor Datuk Bandar of Kuala Lumpur and prominent Malaysian scholars and political figures.
She calls Miami her home for the last 13 years.
Formerly in Management for Retail Banking for seventeen years in Connecticut and Florida. Norsham established her first company, The Connector Group International LLC since 2009. A full-service strategic business development agency, working collaboratively, specialize in the creating and commercialization market breakthrough of intellectual properties and activate special event in fashion, art, culture, and entertainment. She has been in the Sports and Entertainment industry since 2014, started as 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 on how to use Amiga Computer at her first 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 their 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 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.
In 2019, she expanding her entrepreneurship by created her new Art Division called Beyond Modest Art Week and building Miami Modest Fashion Week; The First MODEST FASHION WEEK in the USA.
IBETT YANEZ del CASTILLO
ART DIRECTOR\ CURATOR
Ibett Yanez del Castillo has worked with multiple institutions in promoting the local art the scene as well as introducing national and international artists to the Miami Art Scene.
In 2016, she founded Ground Control Miami, a curatorial collective whose initiatives focus on the exploration, development, and documentation of multidisciplinary contemporary practices.
Since 2016, Ground Control Miami (GCM) has collaborated with creators, industry leaders, and audiences across a wide range of disciplines to build a network of support and dialogue through the visual and performative arts. As an organization, GCM functions as a social conduit in the development and realization of site-specific initiatives that bridge creative communities.
STYLIST DIRECTOR\ MMFW DESIGNER
Inspired by her own multi-cultural background, Moroccan-French designer Nora Sahraoui launched Xella Fashions.
The brand brings a new, innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, European and Asian elements. Every creation reflects Nora’s own dynamic personality and combines facets of her ethnicity with those of her passion.
Stitching together traditional Arab culture, classic French style, and vibrant Indian colors, Xela crafts a whole new trend in fashion. In a very short span of time, Xela’s collections have earned high acclaim at the Fashion Week in Miami as well as on home turf in Paris.
Now, Xela has established a base in Dubai and coming soon to Miami & New York.
In 2019, She is joining Miami Modest Fashion Week as the company's Stylist Director and also as Lead Fashion Designer.