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Muslim designers push forward modest fashion movement

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SHAFAQNA - Despite the arrest and subsequent release this week of a young Saudi woman wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral, a growing number of Canadian fashion designers are looking to prove that fashion for Muslim women can be…

Are there any guidelines in the Islamic sources about fashion and clothing?

SHAFAQNA- Question: Salamun alaikum, I have done bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing and I am thinking of what we can do practically to reduce the penchant and tendency towards Western fashions. Meanwhile, I would like to have…

Orly has created a breathable halal nail polish for Muslims

SHAFAQNA - It’s easy to forget the little things that aren’t suitable for those who live halal. We know that there are certain foods that aren’t allowed, but for most of us, that’s about it. Muslim women have to stay aware of…

Indonesian Muslim fashion wants the world’s attention

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SHAFAQNA - Loose-fitting “modest wear” combines with monotone sporty minimalism in the unconvential motifs of Rani Hatta’s Muslim-influenced collection. Eschewing the hijab, her female models cover their hair with a baseball-like cap…

Meet the Muslim Women Inspiring a Modest Revolution

SHAFAQNA - Something curious has happened to the fashion industry in the last few years: So-called modest fashion has started to take off. Designers and retailers are producing clothing that’s often a little longer and slightly looser and…

How a modest clothing line is helping empower women

SHAFAQNA - ZAHRA ALJABRI DESCRIBES THE MOTIVATION BEHIND CREATING HER MODEST FASHION SHOP, MODE-STY, AND HOW SHE’S HELPING WOMEN ACROSS FAITHS AND BOUNDARIES. I started a fashion company so I could be my true self- an American and a woman…

Samara Sisters Showcase Hijab Fashion in Wisconsin

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SHAFAQNA- Some might think that dressing modestly in a hijab or abaya, might preclude being fashionable. But don’t tell that to the Samara sisters. Aateka and Marwa Samara are fashion-bloggers from Franklin, Wisconsin. Their Instagram…

Dolce Gabbana fashion house opens to the Muslim market

SHAFAQNA - The Italian luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana started the year 2016 by introducing its new line of garments targeting the Muslim market. Its new hijab and abaya Spring 2016 collection was introduced through Style‘s Arabia…

Muslim model Mariah Idrissi on Dolce & Gabbana's new hijab and abaya collection

SHAFAQNA - The designers Dolce & Gabbana are used to creating headlines - and the unveiling of their first collection of their collection specifically designed for Muslim women did just that. Featuring abayas (robe-like dresses worn…

Aussie Police Targets Hijab Photo Shoot

SHAFAQNA - A famous hijab fashion house photo shoot was swarmed by police officers who mistook the white and pink clothes for "Islamic flags", which sparked angry criticism on social media. "I'm still baffled by how the police could have…

Why this political science student founded a fashion site for Muslim women that's now a global phenomenon

SHAFAQNA - Hijup is an Indonesian online marketplace for Islamic fashion and says its goal is empowering Muslim women. It was founded in 2011 by political science student Diajeng Lestari. She wanted to change the world, but she also wanted…

Malaysians Prefer Modest Hijabi Fashion

SHAFAQNA - Amid growing number of hijabi Muslim women in Malaysia, the demand for stylish modest fashion is becoming bigger, with many looking to be more fashionable while wearing the Islamic headscarf. “Choosing to cover up isn’t supposed…

Breaking fashion convention - H&M's latest look of Hijab-wearing Muslim model

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SHAFAQNA - This is the first time H&M, the world's second largest retailer, has featured a Muslim model wearing a hijab in a video designed to encourage consumers to recycle their clothes. And it's opened up the debate on Muslims in fashion. As…