Limited styles and drab fashions are common complaints among the community of American Muslim women. Seeking clothing that is not only modest, but highlights their personal identities inspired a number of young women across the US to begin designing their own collections tailored to this need. The nonprofit RAHMA, which seeks to spread awareness and reduce stigma about AIDS among Muslims, organized a fashion show in Washington, DC. Models donned black abayas trimmed in gold or animal prints, stilettos and henna, colorful gowns and headscarves, and handbags detailed with Qu'ranic script. The fashions, designers, models and attendees all reflected the diversity of cultural backgrounds that make up what it means to be an American Muslim woman.