Queens’ Creations by Nefertari Hazziez
Nefertari Hazziez is an innovator who was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, residing in Georgia for 15 years. She understands the importance of having confidence as a multifaced woman in the 21st century. She is known for creating designs that tell a story from concept to consumer. In 2002 Nefertari was inspired by Imam Mohammed to act on her interest in fashion. By 2006 Nefertari graduated Summa Cumm Laude with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta Georgia. With this her company Queens’ Creations began to bloom.
Queens’ Creations was created to empower the modest woman with creative expression that exudes excellence and elegance. Queens’ Creations has become a household name that illuminated from the famous Peacock Dress which was debuted in Graceline Fashion Show in Chicago a few years now. She later designed another Peacock dress that would be showcased at the casting for Project Runway. Since then Queens’ Creations has been featured in Azizah Magazine a few times. (Volume 6 Issue 1 and Volume 7 issue 4 to name a couple.)
Stimulated by the designer’s lifestyle, her vision has been to use Queens’ Creations as a vehicle to inspire, build confidence and increase self-esteem so you can be your own kind of beautiful.
QC is here to influence Modest Fashion with designs and enhance the natural beauty that builds self-awareness and promote positive style and grace.
Being a Fashion Designer is one of her many titles. However, what makes Nefertari so unique is her dedication to love and nurture a balanced family life with her beloved husband, her 7 children and 2 grandchildren. She also uses her skillset as a Residential Redeveloper and Service people through financial needs to protect themselves and their family’s future.
In the realm of fashion as a Muslim designer Nefertari is committed to emerging Queens’ Creations Designs within new markets to promote freedom of expression through modesty.
A Glance at her Fashion Portfolio
Fashion Shows: Queens’ Creations; Good for the Soul Fashion and Entertainment Show, We Buy Black 2019, Perpetual Fashion Show, Sealed Nectar-(Atlanta Ga); Mica Runway (New York), National Hair and Fashion Expo (Kansas City) and a host of many others between 2003-2019
Contestant: Project Runway and Fashion Star.
Styling: Azizah Magazine, Local 479 IATSE and a host of professionals looking for change in wardrobe and style.
Aya Donna by Adiellah Bates
Introduced in 2011, Aya Donna is a form of creative expression by designer Adiellah “Adi” Bates. Using predominantly African fabric, the Aya Donna product line includes clothing, accessories, and more.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Adi has had a passion for creativity her entire life. Growing up, she enjoyed artistic endeavors such as drawing and painting. She received a degree in Studio Art in 2007 but it wasn’t until 4 years later, while completing her Masters Degree in Marketing, that she began to channel her creativity into sewing.
As a child, Adi also participated in West African Dance, as a member of the Watoto Uhuru Dancers in Decatur, GA. After nearly a decade of separation, she was reintroduced to West African dance in 2010 and embedded in a community full of creative inspiration. The music, movement, culture, community, and colorful garments immediately drew her in and lit the flame that would soon after be called Aya Donna.
With fabric as the medium, Aya Donna is an ever-expanding product line of unique handmade items. “Aya” comes from the Adinkra symbol representing both strength and creativity. “Donna,” the Italian word for woman, represents ones cultural infusion of classy, stylish, cool. Together, the name Aya Donna, expresses a dynamic essence of cultural creativity
Orchid Allure by Nisa Muhammad
Nisa Muhammad loves swimming, hanging out at the pool and going to the beach. She also loves fashion. She combined those loves and Orchid Allure Modest Swim Wear was born. It’s what you’ve always wanted to wear but didn’t know it. If you want modest swimwear that fashionable and feminine, you want an Orchid Allure design. They are elegant, feminine, and definitely You!
Madambutterfly by Wahida Latif
Wahida Latif is the owner/Creator of MadamButterfly Designs. For over 25 years as an entrepreneur she has been managing her own design company with the belief that women should have a choice when it comes to style and fashion. She received her training from Jane Addams Vocational High School finishing with above average skills. All her life all she thought of was to be a designer.
In 1979 Wahida started Designer Studio, a business in Atlanta, Georgia to bring emerging designers together in one location. At this location the opportunity was given to teach students from Bauder Fashion College and help them find their own ideas in fashion. As a young woman, she enjoyed teaching the skills she acquired and learned to be of service in the community by participating in fundraisers to help raise funds for the Atlanta Masjid schools for 16 years.
Wahida’s talents have landed in the film and movie industry, working in such movies as “Good Deeds, “The Coat of Many Colors”, Hunger Games I, II and III” and many other productions in the Atlanta, GA area.
The vision, MadamButterfly, is one that emerged out of Wahida, from a creative movement toward designing clothing that celebrates the Butterfly in all women. Too often our culture presses women towards fashions that can objectify their bodies.
The Madam Butterfly line, celebrates the transformative power of women. Madam Butterfly designs call you out of the Cocoon and into Flight. Women have stated they feel like a butterfly when they wear her designs. Her creations float like the flutter of wings giving women design options which has been Wahida Latif’s goal for many years. “My idea about a design should last forever being constructed with simplicity and committed to the classics for the modest women”.
Sanriq Styles by Anju Tariq
Anju has been designing fashionable Islamic garments for over 25 years. Today, her designs are known for being a diverse mix of four major influence: Asian, African, European, and American. Anju and Sanriq Stylz have been showcased at DC Fashion week, Islamic Fashion week, Atlanta’s local TV stations, CNN’s International, featured in multiple local and national publications, and invited to outfit people on four different Continents. Anju’s style is ever changing; “This season I am excited to focus on ‘Spirited Simplicity’. My line will feature simple silhouettes layered in bold embellishments, hand embroidery, lace, and pattern-work.”