Founder, Creative Director & Executive Producer
Daughter of the rubber tapper, Norsham Mohamad-Garcia is an entrepreneur with an unorthodox background. She is a self-taught businessperson who was born and raised in a small village in Malaysia and immigrated to the United States over 30 years ago. She is also a direct descendant of the Bugis Linggi , Negeri Sembilan lineage, which is deeply rooted in Malaysian history. Norsham is married to a Cuban-Panamanian and has lived in Miami for the past 15 years. She is a living example of the American Dream.
In 2009, Norsham founded The Connector Group International LLC, a boutique strategic business consulting and development agency that collaborates with private and public companies as well as government agencies worldwide. The agency specializes in creating and commercializing intellectual properties and organizing special events in fashion, art, culture, sport and entertainment.
Norsham is most well-known for founding the FIRST Modest Fashion Week in the USA, which Forbes described as a thriving $227 billion-dollar market that has cemented its place in the American retail landscape. Her fashion week goes beyond the runway and focuses on ethics, culture, and innovation through fashion shows, art exhibitions, trade, and education. She has built a unique and innovative FAITH VALUE FASHION concept that conveys a deeper meaning in the fashion industry and strives to spread a culturally diverse and vibrantly united positive lifestyle.
MEET OUR TEAM
Who Makes Us So Great
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Meet our team members who make MIAMI MODEST FASHION WEEK what it is today. As the FIRST Modest Fashion Week In the USA, we are well aware that we couldn’t have gotten to where we are today if it weren’t for the dedication, expertise & passion of the team members.
Read on to learn more about the DNA of our diverse team members, who work day and night to activate the event to the finals.
Inspired by her own multi-cultural background, Moroccan-French designer Nora Sahraoui launched Xella Fashions.
The brand brings a new, innovative fusion of the 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.
In 2019, She is joining Miami Modest Fashion Week as the company's Fashion Stylist Director.