The internationally renowned Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) has announced the appointment of VOC’s very own Roshan Isaacs as the IFDC South Africa country manager. With Islamic fashion entering the mainstream, Isaacs will be responsible for initiatives to increase the platform for the Islamic and modest fashion industry in South Africa. According to IFDC, Isaacs will be responsible for “building a platform that is consistent with IFDC’s global achievements in supporting and developing the modest fashion industry through an array of services and initiatives”.
Commenting on her appointment, Isaacs said: “I am ecstatic about the prospects that the South African chapter of IFDC will create for the region and on a global scale. My team has already begun to implement a strategic plan where our initiatives will be offered on a few levels.”
Initiatives like IFDC’s partnerships with global fashion weeks which provide industry players a chance at the big league whilst increasing their brand value.
IFDC is the world’s leading modest fashion and design) council representing the Islamic economy and its stakeholders. IFDC, a leading advocate for Islamic fashion, art and design professionals and aspiring talent, has an array of products, services, and effective training programs for all levels. Their platform is designed to ensure the success of Islamic fashion and design in the global marketplace and to facilitate the industry players in accessing the vast revenue streams.
Isaacs brings 20 years of media, operations and business management experience to the IFDC South Africa platform. As MD of Style Africa Fashion Network, Juror of the International Fashion Film Festival, Host of CoverMode radio show on VOC, Spice4Life ambassador and model for TopCo people, her contribution to establishing a voice for the design industry is at the core of all she does. In her former role as station manager of the Etv group of channels she was responsible for broadcast systems, quality control, on air operations, program scheduling, promotion planning and conducted international experiential research with broadcasters like ABC,HBO, Channel 4, and CNN to name a few, customizing her findings to the South African environment. In 2011 Roshan received a merit award as a finalist in South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government in the Telecommunications, Print, Media, TV and Radio sector. Her ability to turn every opportunity into a success has deemed her as a stellar professional and influencer on the African continent.