Mariah Idrissi is an international Model and Public Speaker promoting Modest Fashion and Female Empowerment. Experienced in the Modelling and Fashion industry, she shares her inspirational journey with others.
Balancing Tokenism and Authenticity
Changing the Face of Fashion
Mariah Idrissi connects two worlds- the world of fashion and Muslim women- by her experience as one of the first Muslim model in an H&M promo. Mariah explores the changing and evolving role of inclusion in fashion, and the importance of representation in all fields, and especially fashion. She also explores the ways representation in fashion and elsewhere can lead to breaking down barriers of misconceptions and Islamophobia.
Muslim, Model, and Motivation
TEDxTeen : When Fashion Can Change A Global Conversation
Mariah recently became the world’s first Muslim model in hijab for H&M, earning her worldwide attention. She has appeared on CNN, BBC News, ITV, CNN and NBC, and been featured in the New York Times, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail to discuss the issues around Muslims appearing in fashion. Mariah has continued to cause a stir in the fashion world and has helped to change the modern perception of beauty. Mariah is not just concerned with making a name for herself in fashion. She wishes to inspire women all over the world with her message of equality.
“Africa Made You Rich”
It’s not a message targeted at any specific demographic, it’s a message to all. A message to educate those who have been fed this misrepresentation of Africa and a message to empower those who have been misrepresented. If you believe in the message, share it like its your own work and teach it like its your own words.
Emirates Woman Sept’17 Cover Girl
Take a look at a short clip from Mariah’s exclusive interview with Emirates Woman about opening the door to diversity.
“I became not only a face, but a face and a voice for modest fashion. I knew I had a responsibility.”