How can women’s fashion become truly size-inclusive? Beyond just larger clothing sizes, inclusivity addresses product quality and pricing, design functionality and fashion trends, and bodies of all shapes and sizes. Presented as a complement to Contemporary Muslim Fashions, this panel explores current dialogues about size inclusivity within the modest fashion sector from the perspectives of modest fashion designers, retailers, models, and social media influencers.
Panelists include Leah Vernon, international Hijabi social media influencer, award-winning author, motivational speaker, educator, and content creator, Kerim Türe, Founder and Managing Partner of Modanisa, and Dr. Shereen Sabet, Founder, Splashgear.
The conversation will be moderated by Laura L. Camerlengo, Associate Curator of Costume and Textile Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and co-curator of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.
This free program will feature a moderated panel discussion followed by an audience Q&A hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. CART captioning will be provided. Please reach out to us with any information on how we can support your participation, and with requests for services by emailing CHAccess@si.edu.
Contemporary Muslim Fashions is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The Cooper Hewitt presentation of Contemporary Muslim Fashions is made possible by support from the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund.
Additional support is provided by the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery Endowment Fund and Edward and Helen Hintz.
Funding is also provided by the Cooper Hewitt Master’s Program Fund.