Let’s Look Back at the Modest Fashion Week in Istanbul

Highlights of the First International Modest Fashion Week in Istanbul: Stylish and Cover Up

Istanbul Modest Fashion Week is another thing Muslim fashionistas were waiting for. Finally it is the first international fashion week for modest fashion! This event was hosted by Modanisa, an online retailer of Muslim fashion and took place in the historical train station in Turkey, Hyderabad.

Stylish and Cover Up

It is more than just covering up, it’s fashion with full of color and embellishment. It takes seventy designers from the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Australia who took part in this two days event started from Friday, 13th of May.

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Collections from Iman Aldebe, the phenomenal designer known for her Turban style was the first to be showcased, as Anna Hariri, Away London, and Luvice followed.

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There were also exclusive fashion shows from Muslima Wear, Anniesa Hasibuan, and Hilal Oğuzkan.

Models, featuring creations by Muslima Wear hit the catwalk of a fashion show during the International Modest Fashion Week, in Istanbul, Friday, May 13, 2016. Turkey’s first International Modest Fashion Week has opened in Istanbul bringing designers and models of conservative wear from around the world. The two-day event kicked off Friday with models hitting the runway at a historic train station donning a bright palette of breezy garment and kaleidoscopic headscarves. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Voluntarily Covering Up and Have Fun!

Covering up is always considered as a symbol of oppression for Muslim women. In this event we can see it in reverse, there were a huge number of Muslim Women including 36% of Muslim American women join the crowd to have fun in the modest fashion festival!

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There were also famous Muslim fashion bloggers from around the world like Leena Asad, Ruba Zai, Indah Nada Puspita, Dina Tokio, and also the inspirational Noor Tagouri!

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Modest fashion is becoming a trend lately with an increasing market share throughout the world.Turkey has so many things to be the beginning of the growth: the Muslim tradition and booming textile industry are there to support. According to the latest Global Islamic Economy report, it is projected that the Muslim spending would grow to $327bn by 2020, and in Turkey, it is estimated that two-third of women there wear a headscarf.

Should there be an annual modest fashion week? We want it!

This article is written by Novia Hartini

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