MFW x Mod Markit: Thrift Edition

Words by Mariah Papadopoulos

Modest and modern.

Modest fashion initiative Mod Markit is partnering with Melbourne Fashion Week to set up a thrift market for pre-loved pieces at Queen Victoria Market.

With entrepreneur and modest fashion stylist Zulfiye Tufa at the helm, the Mod Markit project aims to broaden the small market for modest designs in the fashion industry. Using social media, Zulfiye was able to create Mod Markit as a space for women to come together to buy pieces and attend events centred around modest fashion.

This year’s market at fashion week stretches over a two-day program, with the Thrift Edition running on day one. Thrift stalls are available for booking to the general public, so anyone can put pre-loved items up for sale.

Doors open at 12 pm, with an official welcome from Toltu Tufa. Events will run throughout the afternoon, including two ‘Prayer, Reset, Unwind’ sessions and a ladies’ fitness martial arts workshop run by the Olympic Martial Arts Centre.

A panel discussion on sustainability and modest fashion will feature Yaren Ugur, Anisa Ismail and Subhi Bora, followed by a thrift runway event with a live performance by Heba Tayeh and an open mic session. 

Mod Markit: Thrift Edition runs from midday until 5 pm on Saturday, 31 August. Get tickets here.

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