This is film captures the resilience, courage and creativity of African American Muslim Fashion Designers walking off the beaten path. The history shared in this documentary uncovers the effort of Muslim fashion designers to educate and inspire African American Muslim women to be fashionable yet adhere to their faith.
These women have changed the face of Muslim American fashion. The earliest Muslim modest wear fashion shows started in the late the early ‘60s with Sister
Ethel Muhammad under the Nation Of Islam in Chicago. The focus of the Adorn documentary is the advent of the fashion shows in the ‘70s in New York City and the spread, mainly on the east coast of the United States to cities such as Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington DC.
Sumiyyah Rasheed is a director, executive producer, founder & CEO of Life On Edge Production and Entertainment Company(LOEPE) and an author. She’s been in the apparel industry for 25+ years co-founding and managing her Atlanta based apparel manufacturing company which produces lingerie and activewear for the curvy woman. Disappointed by the lack of research material about African American Muslim women in the fashion industry, she uses her passion for film and photography as mediums to change the fashion narrative.
Ikeriah, better known as Ike, is a freelance filmmaker born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. If she's not writing on one of her many stories, you can find her behind a camera or staying busy doing something in her community. She was a film teaching artist for National Black Arts Festival's Next Gen Artist program and has interned with Clark Atlanta University's Radio and TV Station. She has also performed editing work on National Geographic's Bandelier Project in conjunction with her alma mater. She honed most of her film skills at Georgia State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2017 with a Masters in Film and Video Imaging.
Ashley Dunbar is a videographer and editor from Atlanta, GA. She specializes in short-form & long-form video content ranging from music video production, event recaps, and interview style video formats. Ashley began her career in the medical industry, but when that was no longer satisfying, she pursued her goals of working in the entertainment industry starting with an opportunity to work in the sales department of Fox Station Sales. That is where her passion for filmmaking began and she has no intentions of stopping any time soon.