Norsham Mohamad-Garcia

Founder, Creative Director & Producer 

Norsham Mohamad-Garcia is an unorthodox self-taught entrepreneur, a Muslim Immigrant in the USA for over 30 years, born and raised in a small village of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.  She 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. She is a living proof of the American Dream.

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 & Development Agency that works collaboratively with private, public companies, and government agencies globally. An agency that specializes in the creation and commercialization of market breakthroughs of intellectual properties and activates special events in fashion, art, culture, and entertainment.

She is known to most people as The founder of the FIRST Modest Fashion Week in the USA. As Forbes wrote, “The thriving $227 billion-dollar market has cemented its place in the American retail landscape with the inaugural Miami Modest Fashion Week in 2019”. You know a fashion trend has arrived when it is being promoted by the United States diplomatic mission in Italy!


She is the Architect, Producer, and Founder of Miami Modest Fashion Week. Encompassing a different take on the traditional fashion week by conveying a deeper meaning in the unique and innovative FAITH VALUE FASHION concept and striving in spreading a culturally diverse and vibrantly united positive lifestyle. A Modest Fashion Week that she built in 2019 goes beyond the runway and focuses on ethics, culture, and innovation through fashion shows, art exhibitions, trade, and education.


She has been a speaker at several speaking engagements, including Global Entrepreneurship Network - Malaysia, Modest Fashion Week World Conference Indonesia, Modest Fashion Week Russia, Halal Expo Kazan Summit Russia, Islam Channel TV England, Indonesia Diaspora Talk Modest Fashion in the USA, Moderator for the First Modest Fashion Leadership Talks Series Live- Webinar for  ICCIA; (The Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.)  

She will be as a Honorary Guest and the Judge for the 6 Seasons of Miss Fashion Union in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. She also will be the Host of the Global Modest Fashion Association at the upcoming G20 event in Indonesia.

Norsham was featured, in several magazine publications including Vogue Arabia and Brazil, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Bloomberg, DHL Fashion, Halal Travel, Arab News, Share America - US Consulate in Italy and other media outlets.


Norsham currently sits on The Fashion Advisory Board for St Thomas University in Florida, a lifetime member of Peniagawati; a Malaysian Association of Bumiputera Women in Business and Profession, and the Founder & Strategic Director of Global Modest Fashion Week Association, officiated by the Indonesia Minister of Tourism in 2021.

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Team

 
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Nida Hamid 

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.