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The winner of our Style Contest component is Yasmeen Sabir!

And our grand prize Design Contest winner is Sarah Musa!

The American Hijab Design Contest Finale Event was a star-studded, red carpet, sold out, high fashion affair held in Chicago on April 28th.  

It has been covered by media worldwide.

Each of the judges brought their own intense and varied flavor to the night–America’s Next Top Model guest judge Derek Khan, Grammy Award winner Rhymefest, Professor at #1 US Design Program Shireen Soliman, Designer who showed at NY Fashion Week Nailah Lymus, and Muslim American scholar Aminah McCloud.

People flew in from all over the country including CA, NY, OH, OR, NJ, PA, GA.

Articles, photos, and video coming soon!

The Contest grabbed the attention of the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune (second page), San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications and blogs internationally within a couple weeks of launching!

Announcing the Grand Prize! A trip to Dubai, to include a royal introduction and a fashion industry tour during which the winner will also have the opportunity to meet with America’s Next Top Model judge Derek Khan!

Round 1 Judges included professors of the top design school in America, a NY fashion week designer, a magazine editor, and fashionistas from a variety of backgrounds!


Out of over 700 images, 151 design entries, 69 style entries, over 30 designers and over 30 stylists, from both established designers and those at top design schools, both Muslim and those of other backgrounds… here are the finalists!
(Images can be viewed under the Design Entries and Style Entries tabs)

Design #s 100, 102, 110, 116, 118, 126, 137, 148, 154
Sarah Musa
Thea Matos and Lauren Graebner, Oregon State University
Nawal Hassouneh, Asfurah
Melanie Elturk, Haute Hijab
Yasmene Badereldin

Style #s 3, 19, 26, 30, 32, 40
Suraya Mahumed, Nahda Designs
Imaan Ali, The Hijablog
Yasmeen Sabir,
Yasemin Kanar, Yaz the Spaz
Sejuti Mahjabin,