Sunday, 1 June 2008

Funky Fare for Muslim Set

I think this may have also been part of the Islamic Fashion Festival.

November 30, 2006

Mention the words Islamic and fashion and most people think of big black burqas or shapeless chadors.

But a fashion show of Islamic clothing in Indonesia yesterday shattered the stereotype, as dozens of models sashayed down the catwalk in outfits that complied with Muslim tradition but also oozed funk and flounce. "Muslim fashion should not be identified with long black scary attire, but Muslim women can appear in nice, trendy, up-to-date fashion," said Musa Widyatmojo, supervisor of the Indonesian fashion designers' association.

"Indonesia is a trendsetter for Muslim fashion followed by Malaysia." Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country where most people follow a moderate form of Sunni Islam. Some women wear headscarves, but often with the trendy Western-style clothing favoured by most women.

Read the rest here.


kristinsdottir said...

OH! That last outfit, the black, is SOOOO adorable. I love it!

Hayah said...

Yes it's very cute! Though my favourite is the first :)


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