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“We’re taking over” Turkey’s Islamic fashion revolution

By: TIM ARANGO Source: The New York Times ISTANBUL — The models, tall and lithe and strutting down the runway to the beat of Moroccan-themed house music, are from Russia and Eastern Europe. They could be displaying the latest designer styles in Paris or New York, but instead they are here, in Istanbul, wearing high heels, flowing tunics and colorful head scarves. The fashion show, part of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week, was held at an Ottoman-era railway station, with old-fashioned train cars and vintage luggage as props. This is not the Islamic fashion of Riyadh or Kabul, nor is it the dark and dreary dress stereotyped in the West. Islamic fashion here is a colorful, creative and joyful...

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Catering to the $484bn Muslim fashion market

By: Harriet Brown Source: Drapers (Fashion Business Magazine) Muslims spend on clothing globally is set to more than double to $484bn between 2015 and 2019. How can fashion retailers and brands ensure they are catering for this market? Tap the phrase #modestfashion into Instagram and instantly hundreds of thousands of tagged photos flick on to the screen, fashion inspiration in the form of maxi-dresses, jumpsuits, headscarves, hijabs and abayas, posted by women around the world who are reinventing the meaning of modest fashion. Social media is abuzz with the modest movement, and there is a thriving demand for fashionable modestwear, driven by young and mainly Muslim consumers. This summer...

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Protesters demonstrate against France's ban of the burkini, outside the French Embassy in London, Britain August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

French politicians defend burkini bans as criticism rises

By: Richard Lough Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage PARIS (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on Thursday, saying France was locked in a “battle of cultures” and that the full-body swimsuit symbolized the enslavement of women. Photographs of armed police ordering a Muslim woman on a beach in the Mediterranean city of Nice to partially disrobe went viral on social media this week, upsetting many French Muslims and causing global consternation. In a sign of rifts opening in the socialist government before a presidential election in 2017, France’s Moroccan-born education minister said the debate...

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