Saturday, 7 February 2009

Hijab chic on the catwalk

I recently had a quick chat with journalist Roisin Ingle for the Irish Times regarding an article she was writing about a Hijab Fashion Show at UCD. She gives Hijab Style a mention in the article too! Check it out:


IT’S FASHION, but not as we know it. The latest trends in “hijab chic” will be unveiled at a fashion show in UCD today when over one hundred young Muslim women gather at a female-only event to strike a pose in a headscarf.

Instead of the usual catwalk uniform of plunging necklines and form-fitting couture, participants will be conservatively covered up for the second annual Hijab Fashion Show organised by students of the university.

“Our aim is to promote the hijab, to show how it can be worn anytime, anywhere and to communicate the message that beauty can be modest and fashionable at the same time,” says food science student Fatima Elkhomssi (18), at a meeting with the rest of the event’s organising committee in UCD’s Student Centre.

The women – some international students from countries such as Malaysia, others who have spent most of their lives in Ireland after arriving with their families from Libya, Saudi Arabia or Pakistan – are keen to dispel what they see as myths about the conservative Muslim dress code.

Read the rest here.

If any readers attended the show, let us know how it went!


Cecilia said...

what a lovely article! It´s good they do this I think!

pisceanola said...

I was there! It was amazing it was so fun and everyone was really into it and friendly. A lot of non Muslims were fascinated by all the different styles, the khaligy, the Egyptian, the Malaysian, Pakistani etc.. and some of the money went to Gaza so it was fun for a good cause. It was my first time at something like this and the girls who organized this were fantastic. it was all run professionally and everything went smoothly. It was amazing ;-). I didnt want it to be over.

schazwany hameed said...

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lia said...

I really love it...:-)


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