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Modish modesty: Islamic fashion in India

By: Shobita Dhar Source: Times of India Lycra hijabs, butterfly abayas, long dresses with lace hems… online stores are bringing Islamic fashion to India Islamic fashion has been creating style headlines in recent months. The year started with Dolce & Gabbana launching its first-ever collection of hijabs (head scarves) and abayas for the Middle East market. A few months earlier, H&M featured a hijab-wearing Muslim model, Mariah Idrissi, in one of its promo videos, and Mango launched a special Ramadan line last year. In the UK, M&S sells burkinis while Uniqlo stocks hijabs by Hana Tajima, a British Japanese-Muslim designer. Being covered up in style is big business....

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How Muslim “high fashion” fails

By: Ruqaiya Haris Source: The Gaurdian Last week, Dolce & Gabbana released its first hijab and abaya collection for Muslim women in the Middle East. Catering to the Islamic requirements of loose-fitting clothing, the collection featured flowing, full-length dresses with long sleeves as well as headscarves – a striking image from a global fashion brand at a time where suspicion and hatred of Muslims is on the rise. D&G is the latest of several major fashion labels to have recently created clothing for Muslims. DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Oscar de la Renta have also produced a clothing line targeting the Muslim market, while H&M featured a hijab-wearing model in one of its 2015...

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London Fashion Week to feature “high end hijabs”

By: LIZZIE EDMONDS Source: Evening Standard High-end headscarves and hijabs will be in the spotlight ahead of London Fashion Week as designers seek to cash in on the £160 million luxury Muslim fashion market. An exhibition at Somerset House featuring the world’s best up-and-coming designers will include intricate and colourful “modest wear” from Indonesia – which boasts an £11 million fashion industry – created by designers such as Dian Pelangi. The International Fashion Showcase, a public London Fashion Week event, will also include designers from Guatemala, South Korea and the Philippines. Five Arab states including Lebanon and Egypt are showing for the first time. A report...

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