Fashion shows began in dressmaker shops in Paris in the 1800s. Today they’ve evolved into well-produced, high-energy public events. They’re an opportunity to show off the latest must-have items produced by designers from casual clothing to formal wear to swimsuits and more. On Oct. 9, a group gathered at the Redmond Senior Center in Redmond, Wash., for the inaugural Malikah Festival, an event aimed at celebrating women and bridging cultural barriers.
Malikah means “queen” in Arabic.
The main event of the festival was a fashion show featuring modest couture clothing.