Mariah Idrissi, a British Moroccan/Pakistani model, public speaker, and online personality, is all set to speak at South by Southwest (SXSW). SXSW is an annual gathering of film, media, tech and music in Austin, Texas.
Melanie Elturk, founder of fashion brand Haute Hijab , will join Idrissi on stage on March 9. The duo will discuss on “Faith and Fashion: Why Representation Matters.”
Idrissi came under the spotlight for being the first Muslim women to walk the ramp in Hijab in 2015. She starred in H&M’s “Close the Loop” adverts as part of the campaign.
Idrissi talked about the H&M campaign in a talk she gave at TEDxTeen in 2016 — “Changing the Face of Fashion” wherein she said, It made me realize that I’m not only a hijabi model, I’ve also had this weight placed on me as a spokeswoman for Hijab, for modesty, for fashion, for Islam… And, of course, I wouldn’t change it for the world, but it shows me that we still have a long way to go in changing people’s mentalities.”
Idrissi advocated modest fashion movement wherein she claims to represent contemporary Muslim women. she has also worked with MAC cosmetics and ASOS.
more recommended stories
Jeddah’s Hafez Gallery featured in the 12th edition of Art Dubai
Art dubai recently showcased Saudi.
Sabaji’s gown was worn by one of the world’s most-famous people: Beyoncé
DUBAI: Lebanese designer Jean-Louis Sabaji.
Increase in the number of one horned rhinoceroses found at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
GAUHATI: A small wildlife sanctuary.
Fans praise Kinda Alloush’s look at the Egypt’s Luxor African Film Festival
Syrian Actress Kinda Alloush received.
Rivalry between two political teams lead to the death of 70 year old man
DUBAI: Local press reported that, a.
Kahawaty was asked last year to join UNICEF to appeal for support for children affected by the Syrian crisis
JEDDAH: Lebanese-Australian model Jessica Kahawaty.
Punjab Assembly passes historical Sikh Marriages Act
Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly has just passed.
India’s Balkrishna Doshi wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
India’s Balkrishna Doshi has been.
Malik has unfollowed Hadid on Instagram
ISLAMABAD: Former One Directioner Zayn.
Children between the ages of 14 and 16 were caught driving vehicles
DUBAI: Gulf daily Khaleej Times.