Modest fashion is much more popular than ever despite the Islamophobia in the West. Modest fashion shows, Muslim bloggers and modest fashion designers are successful in breaking the prejudices against the Muslim women, although the discussions on the marriage of two terms – Islam and fashion – never come to a halt. We’ve witnessed unforgettable moments in just a few years. Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan’s first debut at the New York Fashion Week with her hijab collection and the great achievements of Halima Aden, the hijab-wearing model who walked the fall 2017 Yeezy, Alberta Ferretti, and Max Mara shows, and Istanbul Modest Fashion Week have made the headlines and attracted great attention throughout the world. Mainstream brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Mango and H&M have already started to compete with each other to get a share of the pie from the modest fashion industry.
According to the 2016 Global Islamic Economy Report, it is estimated that the global Muslim spending on clothing in 2015 was a total amount of $243 billion while the revenues from Modest Fashion clothing purchased by Muslim women is estimated at $44 billion in 2015.
Istanbul Modest Fashion Week, organized in Istanbul on May 13-14, 2016.
The new players tap into the market and new events take place every new day. That’s why, discussions on the modest fashion and Islam are still a big topic of interest in the world. This time London will be the center of great excitement for the fashion lovers! London Modest Fashion Week is held under the main sponsorship of Modanisa together with Think Fashion and London Muslim Lifestyle Show as the event partners on April 15-16, 2017. As the main sponsor of the first international modest fashion event, Modanisa – the key player of the modest fashion industry – now has rolled up the sleeves for the London Modest Fashion Week, following the worldwide success of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week last year.
It seems that the debates on the compatibility of Islam with fashion will continue to be a hot topic. But, it’s no doubt that the success of the women can’t be denied, and such events empower and inspire women. We see that the latest modest fashion trends have helped to break down the prejudices and change the perception on the Muslim women, who are assumed to don black apparels from head to toe. It’s perfect to see that those women now make the headlines with their successes in the field. We hope that this event in London will contribute to the field in the same manner.
London Modest Fashion Week in London on April 15-16, 2017
The history-making Somalian-American model Halima Aden, award-winning filmmaker Samah Safi Bayazid, famous designer Iman Aldebe, most beloved influencers Leena Asad (@withloveleena) , Sebinaah Hussain (@sebinaah), Nabiila Bee (@nabiilabee), Turkey’s first hijabi fashion editor Esra Sezis Kigili and Melanie Elturk, the owner of the Haute Hijab are among the world-famous participants of the event. In addition to the exclusive fashion shows, special workshops on ‘Modest Fashion Trends of the Globe’ and ‘Inspiring Muslim Women’ will attract the attention of fashion lovers in the warm atmosphere of Olympia.
The tickets of the fashion shows, where the guests will see famous model Halima Aden on the runway, have already sold out. But, don’t worry! Those in London can attend to the workshops and chit-chats free of charge! Only few days left for the event and we’re looking forward to it!