Championing Change at Milan Fashion Week By Launching IFDC’s Modest Soiree

IFDC Press Release: Milan, Italy, September 24th – Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) hosted the   Milan Fashion Week Modest Soiree , in conjunction with Milan Fashion Week on Monday, the 24th of September, 2018 at the Milan Fashion Library, Milan.


This exclusive event was hosted in dedication to modest fashion, featuring IFDC Award winners Bow Boutique (Saudi Arabia, Chantique (Brunei) and other Made – in – Italy modest brands, Luya Moda and Isabella Caposano. It was held at the prestigious Milano Fashion Library (MFL ), and technical partners theShukran Social Network, event sponsors Ithaly and VIP guests completed the unique ambiance.

Isabella Caposano (Italy)

Milano Fashion Library is a consulting, publishing and advertising company that operates within the largest fashion library in Europe. Situated in the Milano Fashion Apartment in the Tortona area in Milan, it is host to a wealth of prestigious fashion events dedicated to outstanding design and the unique venue solidifies any designer’s name who is showcased there.

IFDC’s media partner, theShukran is the first social media network designed specifically for and by the Muslim community. Specifically for IFDC’s Modest Soiree, theShukran provided key support and assistance to IFDC in media coverage, including press invitations and content distribution to its media contacts.

IFDC was delighted to assist Ithaly in making its debut as a MFW Modest Soiree sponsor last night. It is the first producer of Halal-certified Italian food and non-food products in Italy and worldwide. Produced in Italy by Laura Tronca and Monica Aiazzi, the brand combines the excellence of Made-in-Italy with the compliance of the Halal standards. Ithaly is well-known for its nail polish that comes in various colours, vegan-friendly, certified-Halal, permissible and breathable.

Milan Fashion Week (MFW) is dubbed as the most prestigious fashion event organized by the leading council Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana . IFDC is honored to have been associated with MFW this year by hosting Milan Fashion Week Modest Soiree at the sideline of this high-profile global fashion event, with the introduction of notable modest brands from all over the world.


Italy is noted to be the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe as there is a strong demand for modest fashion among members of the Catholic, Jewish, and mainstream population and the women’s wear shows at Milano Fashion Week are the most awaited moment of the international fashion system, making Milan Fashion Week the pinnacle for modest designers.

The two annual editions of Milan Fashion Week take place in September/October (spring-summer) and February/March (fall-winter) representing key meetings between the prêt-à-porter and market operators. Each of the designers that participated in the event were given the opportunity to be introduced to key decision makers and influencers within the fashion industry.

“It was our first show in Milan and this experience has exceeded our expectations. The highlights of the day were meeting some great people in the fashion industry and the spirit of the designers helping each other and with nothing but pure admiration for each other’s work and unique sense of style.” – Francesca Cocconi from Luya Moda (Italy)

“IFDC’s Modest Fashion Soiree was a great opportunity for me to showcase a different definition of modest wear taking inspiration from my childhood memories of my mum’s love of orchids. I’m totally overwhelmed by this chance given to me to showcase my creativity at this show. – Fadzil Hadin from Chantique (Brunei)

Bow Boutique (KSA)

Established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Nasreen Elsayegh, Bow Boutique brought a fresh pop of colour to the runway., “my vision is for everyone to appreciate the quality of the pieces, wear them fearlessly and feel more beautiful in them.” – Designer of Bow Boutique, Nasreen.

Isabella Caposano (Italy)

Isabella Caposano’s collection satisfied our love for haute couture with entirely hand-made pieces that were carefully stitched in her atelier.  ‘We produce each piece exclusively in the atelier in order to care for each detail and remain true to our Italian heriage.” – Isabella Caposano




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Milano Fashion Library

Milano Fashion Library is one of the most significant historical archives in Europe, a place in which fashion pundits can peruse Italian and international magazines, trends, prints and catalogues dating from the 19th century to this day. MFL is tucked inside the Milano Fashion Apartment in the  Tortona  area in Milan, which also hosts a wealth of other events dedicated to Fashion and Design.   The venue includes a large and stylish library where visitors can consult some 50,000 texts entirely dedicated to fashion, textiles and clothing, as well as watch DVDs of catwalks, digital books, documentaries, ads and interviews.


theShukran is the first visual social network designed specifically for and by the Muslim community. It is a new social network that connects cultures with a ‘thank you’. Shukran is an Arabic word that means ‘thank you’ and being grateful is a positive feeling common to all mankind. Its mission is to help people discover places, traditions, identities, by bringing them together in their common desire to enjoy life and appreciate its beauty. theShukran has been focusing on Modest fashion since the very beginning, making it one of its key topics of interest.


Ithaly is an Italian company that produces made-in-Italy products with halal certification, mainly from the Halal International Authority. Its long-term goal is to create a beauty chain, which is capable of responding to the needs of the 1.5 million Muslims who are living in Italy. The company is also catering the needs of those who prefer to consume quality, natural and halal products. Its latest production is the vegan-friendly, certified-Halal, permissible and breathable nail polish.

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