A university is to host a Modest Fashion Show featuring some of their most renowned graduate designers.

The fashion event, the first UCLan is hosting, will include designers including Sana Zinga, Saleha Bagas and Rizwana Matador owner of the Cover Me modest fashion brand.

This fashion show on 28th March at Life Church, Burnley will allow designers to showcase their Pre-Eid collections.

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Cover Me Collection by designer Rizwana Matadar (Hassan Photography) Fashion concept by Creative Sparks - pre-shoot for Wedding exhibition at Imperial Banqueting Squite Preston.

Amanda Odlin-Bates, Fashion Course Leader at UCLan, said, “I have a great passion for modest fashion design as a sustainable concept, where beautiful, bespoke garments are made to order or designed as short runs rather than a huge warehouse full of garments. 

"In 2010, ahead of the trend I set up the Eastern Fashion Design degree at the UCLan Burnley campus, I realised my students were designing collections that were the introduction of modest fashion becoming mainstream.

"Modest fashion is so important that we now incorporate the concept into the main fashion degree in Preston and have seen student numbers grow due to the phenomenal success of our entrepreneurial graduates as influencers. 

"Modest fashion is a lifestyle choice and is for anyone who wants to dress modestly with garments that are softly layered using oversized silhouettes and luxurious fabrics.

"This catwalk show is to open up the concept of modest fashion and allow more people from the North West to see these stunning collections, as they are shown in London but never before have all of these talented UCLan graduate designers shown together on the same catwalk.”

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Femida Adam, owner / designer al_aura-occasionwear and part-time lecturer at UCLan Fashion Design said,  “When people see these modest collections form the North West they really stand out. Many customers have commented that these North West designers are so different as they are fashion led, not the usual cultural inspired clothes with bling and simple silhouettes why is this?

"And my answer is that we have been taught how to use trends, pattern cut and source fabrics, whilst many other modest fashion brands have garments that are just sourced from the Middle East so far more mainstream.” 

Event Details
Date of show: Saturday 28th March 2020
Show time: 7.00pm
Venue: Life Church 30 Sycamore Avenue, Burnley BB12 6QP
Advance Tickets cost £5.00 from www.onlineshop.uclan.ac.uk 
Tickets on the door £10.00