Saturday, 17 May 2008

Colour and Pizzaz

I found another article with some pictures from the Islamic Fashion Festival 2008:

There’s more to the Islamic dress than just black robes.
Thursday May 1, 2008

THE recently concluded Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta-Dubai Islamic Fashion Festival (IFF) was proof of an Islamic fashion renaissance. The runways at the tri-country fashion event were bursting with colour, with traditional garments like the burqa, jibab and abaya being transformed from drab to dramatic.

The festival, an attempt to turn Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Dubai into Islamic fashion capitals, attracted top designers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Among them were Malaysia’s Datuk Tom Abang Saufi and Radzuan Radziwill, Indonesian designer Ghea Panggabean, Pakistani Deepak Perwani and UAE’s Shabana Asif.

Also present was patron of IFF, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, who said: “Since the inception of the IFF in 2006, we have held two successful events in Kuala Lumpur and one in Jakarta. We have now taken it to Dubai because it is time to spread our wings and take Islamic fashion into the mainstream.”

The garments included ethnic wear, gowns, tunics, trousers, abayas, sarongs and even swimwear. There was even a collection for Muslim men.

Read the rest here.

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