New Nordest Brand Offers Modest Clothing by Muslim Designer Ghalia Elsolh
Written by Hana Malik
November 16, 2017
Muslim fashion designer Ghalia Elsolh recently launched her own brand, a minimalistic yet capturing clothing line called “Nordest,” meant for all women regardless of size or background.
If you are someone who’s interested in obtaining versatile, modern pieces that can be dressed up or down, and adapt to work and leisurely environments, then this brand has a lot to offer.
Elsolh’s vision takes on a new meaning to what it means to give yourself direction. The brand is dedicated uniqueness and at the same time displays unity. Whether you are a mother, career-oriented woman or both, Nordest has comfortable and stylish pieces for you to wear. Their first collection will feature a range of pastel and beige-centered colors, proving for the pieces to be easy to style. A-line blouses with tailored-capes, all-white pieces including a jacket and dress set prove the brand to be sleek and sophisticated.
My personal favorite piece from this initial collection is the lilac blouse with an extended sleeve and built-in cape. The blouse is solid-colored which makes it easy to pair with denim or printed trousers, depending on the occasion. But what truly stands out to me is the cape. This sets the blouse apart from what you can find in retail stores and adds an extravagance to the outfit that you cannot just find anywhere. The exclusivity of these designs originates from a place of independent and meaningful thinking.
Whether you are a mother, career-oriented woman or both, Nordest has comfortable and stylish pieces for you to wear.
Not only that but, this level of craft is evident in the quality of the clothes. The material is soft, comfortable on the skin and flexible to wear. If you need to shuttle from one place to another all day for a 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. workday, comfort is key. Running errands, looking after children, going to an event- some of our daily tasks require us to look a bit more put-together than others. But if you could have the comfort you need and look put together, wouldn’t that make getting dressed that much easier?
As a Muslim woman, hearing of a brand designed and created by another Muslim woman means an incredible amount to me. Since middle school, I haven’t been able to always necessarily wear what I want. Whether the pieces don’t fit right, the material is too thin – the problems were endless.
I was born and raised in American and not always shopping from a market that took me and my wardrobe needs into consideration when putting styles out there. But now, with brands like Elsolh’s, it’s possible. This is not Zara, this is not Banana Republic. This is not Express or any of the other large cooperation-owned brands that have hundreds of locations and endless resources. This is Elsolh’s independent vision, something that makes it truly unique.
Take the time to find small businesses and see what they have to offer.
It’s crucial to remember that amongst our population of seven billion people there are countless designers, entrepreneurs and genuinely talented individuals, hardly any of which receive the recognition they deserve. Take the time to find small businesses and see what they have to offer.
Whether you’re someone who likes to spend a lot of time on what you wear and consider yourself a trendsetter or you’re someone who wants an easy method to update your wardrobe – I can guarantee that small businesses can give you what you need.
Check the brand out for yourself at www.nordestwear.com. You won’t regret it.