CEO, FOUNDER & DESIGNER
The Fashion Designer and Founder of SALEHABAGAS, who is also a wife and a mother of two children, studied fashion design at the University of Central Lancashire. After graduating in 2013, Saleha’s collection was showcased at the Graduate Fashion Week in London.
Unfortunately at around the same time Saleha’s mother was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She then became her full time carer and decided to put her career on hold.
While caring for her mother at home, she started to busy herself with projects and left over fabric from university. Saleha took outfits and styling pictures, shared them on social media and was very excited to see that there was a lot of interest. This is when she decided to launch a collection from her mother’s living room, which was a huge success, and had clients trying on clothes in their tiny hallway at home which she outgrew so then went on to rent a studio space. Saleha’s mother sadly passed away during that period, and left our world for a better one. She carried on with the brand because her mother was the reason and motivation from the start so she pushed through the struggles and continued bettering her brand and launched her website salehabagas.com. After launching salehabagas.com collections was sold out within minutes of launching.
About the brand:
We, at SALEHABAGAS, are a modest wear brand established in 2014 that provide fashionably modest clothing for the modern woman without compromising faith on any level, values and beliefs for all occasions and types of events, from loungewear for a cosy night in to an evening out or attending a wedding.
Our designs are for every woman that wish to look good and still be covered, whether that is due to beliefs or personal choice or simply because that’s their style of dressing. Our brand is to help those wanting to dress modestly on whichever level they are on and find edgy and classy clothing without having to layer by designing clothing with higher necklines, longer hemlines, longer sleeves and looser cuts.
In 2016 SALEHABAGAS was the winner of the English Asian Business Awards.
SALEHABAGAS today is recognised as the ‘go to’ modest wear brand with a thriving online presence.
In 2019 Saleha was featured on BBC News North West Tonight followed by a live interview on the BBC Breakfast show to discuss her brand and modest fashion as a whole.