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Tokyo gets on the modest fashion train

By: Pakistan Today Source: Pakistan Today The Tokyo Modest Fashion show rolled out its first edition in Japan this week, reported Mvslim. A part of Halal Expo Japan, the two-day event featured a diverse range of showcases, from embroidered hijabs, to floral printed abayas and beaded maxi dresses. Designers from Singapore and Malaysia showcased their collections to cater to the growing number of Muslims in Japan. “Tokyo Fashion Show was an eye-opening experience for my company,” said Nur Faadhilah Binte Akashah, business development associate for Fatimah Mohsin Singapore. “The intention of the trip was to solely expose my brand in the modest fashion scene that was up-and-coming in Japan.”...

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The problem with “mainstreaming” “Islamic fashion”

By: Aaleen Anjum Zulqarnain Source: Huffington Post Last year,, mogul fashion house D&G made what Forbes noted was their “smartest move in years”, when they launched a new collection of abayas and headscarves under their label. D&G is repeatedly being hailed as ‘progressive’ and their announcement is supposedly an exciting development in the fashion realm, but for some Muslim women, there is nothing exceptional or remotely noteworthy about this line at all. Why should D&G be applauded for something that is at its core, primarily just a calculated business move devoid of any real intention to change the fashion world to be more inclusive of its Muslim audience? When you take...

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The Burkini and other conversations of 2016

By: Shelina Zahra Janmohamed Source: The National So much of 2016 can be summed up by the startling picture of a Muslim woman on a beach in Cannes. Surrounded by four policemen, she was forced to disrobe, under the shadow of a French mayor’s ban on burkinis. The photograph was a lightning rod for so many of the year’s themes for Muslim women. Their right to choose what they wear. Their acceptance in global discourse on their own terms. The multiple layers of oppression facing Muslim women of gender, race and religion. The reduction of all discourse about Muslims and terrorism to the image of veiled Muslim women. The casting of Muslim women as both criminal and victim. The nullification of...

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