THE BRAINCHILD OF MIAMI MODEST FASHION WEEK
Founder\ Creative Director\ Producer
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.
“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.” -