Carmen Muhammad (center), designer and owner of Al-Nisa Designs, will once again be showcasing her fashions during Torino Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Al-Nisa Design

by Abisayo Muhammad

Al-Nisa Designs is on a mission to empower women through fashion as it headlines its 4th annual modest collection along with several emerging designers as guests during Torino Fashion Week (TFW) November 15-21.

Designer and owner Sister Carmen Muhammad will present Al-Nisa: Night in the USA at one of the most prominent fashion week events in the world. The event is sure to turn heads as she becomes the first Black Muslim designer to headline an event she has been invited to attend since 2018.

Known for her signature women’s tailored suiting, Sis. Carmen’s 2021- 2022 collection will add a new urban bridal collection as well as a men’s shirt line. She has invited other designers along to debut their designs such as Queen Aminah contemporary designs, Bode’ Exotica high-end couture fashion and Orchid Allure, swim and athletic wear.


Also, her special guest and good friend Maki Mandela will be introducing House Of Mandela, a streetwear collection dedicated to the “Struggle Series,” art and drawings by her late father South African President Nelson Mandela.

Sister Carmen’s goal is to empower women through fashion. “My motto is a new dress, a new mind, a new woman,” she said. These three things have to happen in order to bring women into a higher level of thinking as it relates to their relationship with God.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s presentation will be viewed virtually for the second year. Each participant has submitted a sneak-peak of their collections to be viewed from Italy to the world. To view the program live, visit: Facebook at Torino Fashion Week, @Torinofashionweek on Instagram or www.Tori-no- and Also, follow Carmen Kamillah Abdullah on Facebook and al_nisa_designs on Instagram

One of the many fashionably modest designs by Carmen Muhammad. Photo courtesy of Al-Nisa Design