On October 10, the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology presented the Dean’s Forum The Business of Modest Fashion.
Following a fashion show featuring the designs of six modest wear companies showcasing the variety of modest wear available to women of all shapes and sizes, panelists addressed and dispelled myths and stereotypes commonly attributed to modest wear consumers, such as the misconception that equates modesty with drab or lackluster apparel and style.
The panel was composed of Sumiyyah A. Rasheed, author and manufacturer of plus sized active and modest wear and plus sized lingerie, Atlanta, GA; Nailah Lymus, CEO, Underwraps Modeling Agency (for modest wear), New York, NY, and editor-in-chief Moda Mantra Magazine(modest wear); Lisa Vogl, owner, Verona Collection modest wear clothing line, Orlando, FL; and Veronica Marrinan, co-owner, Litany, modest wear designs for Catholic women. The panel was moderated by renowned plus size and diversity advocate Catherine Schuller, CEO/executive director of Runway the Real Way.
Watch the livestream of the event below: