Saturday, 18 July 2009

Making Headway on the Runway

Spring 2009

I always find it interesting to see runway interpretations of head coverings, whether or not they are 100% suitable for hijab. In the Fall 2008 collections, D&G featured headscarves on several of their models. This season the French Riviera pervaded the collection, and models paraded in swim hats not dissimilar to the bonnet caps often worn under hijabs.

Ralph Lauren showcased turbans on several models, inspired by a North African colonial style. In addition to headcoverings, there were also maxi skirts and dress on offer, complete with long sleeved jackets.

In a similar vein, but with a more authentic feel, Paul Smith's collection for women was inspired by an exhibit of British Orientalist art at Tate Britain. I loved the striped scarves that were loosely draped over turbans - definitely something you could easily adapt for hijab!


Ralph Lauren

Paul Smith



Maryam Hajar said...

LOve the turban w/ scarf..insha Allah, going to try it tomorrow. I have turban/hats in almost every color- so, it should be fun! Although the outfits are quite couture, I can see how Muslimahs could make them work :-)
thanks and Salams

Precious|Roshni said...

oo some very chic looks...i like the simplicity of the ralph lauren outfits.

dhani - busana muslimah said...

the design is unique


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