Friday, 3 October 2008

Italian Islamic Fashion

Just two weeks ago, I posted news about an American Muslim duo who are launching their own clothing company, and now the bug has reached Italy:

Muslim fashion store to be launched online

Verona, 3 Oct. (AKI) - Muslim women around the world will be able to buy fine Italian clothing in the first Islamic fashion store to be launched online on Tuesday.

The site is being launched by a young Italian Muslim convert who runs her own fashion business near Verona in the country's north."

I make clothes based on the Islamic model that respects Muslim demands based on the (Islamic) Sharia law and also compatible with Italian fashion," said Giorgia Caliari, in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI).

"By doing this, I intend to fulfil the needs of the sisters that live in Europe," said Caliari, now known by her Muslim last name Afnan after converting to Islam seven years ago.

Afnan said that she is designing long coats that reach the knee, as well as dresses that go with the hijab, or Islamic headscarf.

Read the rest here.

The designer's website, Giorgia Afnan is up already, though the online shop is yet to be launched. I really look forward to seeing the clothing - hopefully it lives up to the Italian reputation for quality and elegance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hurrrayyy!!!!!!!!!

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