Monday, 06 July 2009
KUALA LUMPUR (Al Arabiya)
Malaysia is working on becoming the center of Islamic fashion in Muslim countries and all over the world under the banner of "Islamizing clothes," according to media reports.
Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, told the press that she plans on making Malaysia the center of Muslim fashion by hosting fashion shows featuring outfits inspired by Islamic art and values, Kuwait News Agency KUNA reported.
Mansor noted that the Islamic fashion shows held in Malaysia feature top designers from both the Muslim world and the West. State institutions usually organize the shows in hopes of promoting Islamic dress, known for its modesty.
"The clothes displayed are suitable for both Muslims and non-Muslims," she said.
"Most clothes are inspired by Islamic art with a touch of Malaysian art. Malaysia is amongst Muslim countries that are keen on preserving their art and heritage."
The leading lady said she hopes to change stereotype about the way Muslim women dress and prove a woman can be elegant and modest at the same time.
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