Today the Hijab, and Burqas trend have influenced mainstream styles, captured the capitalist eyes of luxury brands and the fancy of non-Muslim fashionistas and style celebrities worldwide.
It’s a common misconception that Muslim fashionistas are style and fashion constrained, as their clothing is till date a sore subject of hot international, religious, cultural and liberation debate by both the non-Muslims and Muslim. This has in decades past lead to bans and country or state regulated
clothing for the Muslim woman. It’s commonly assumed that women seen wearing Hijab and Burqa are religiously conservative, quiet, traditional, modest, oppressed and can’t be stylish or heard.
Most Muslim women love want to dress modestly, but increasing numbers want to be fashionable, and trendy too. This had led to a new crop of Muslim fashionistas, designers and bloggers proudly rocking and now trending the Hijab and stylish Burqas.
More and more girls and women are demanding colorful and fashionable veils from us,” Rizwan Khan, owner of Rizwan Burqa House, a major veil shop in central India, told OnIslam.net. “I have been designing burqas for years, but never seen such a change like we are witnessing today,” Azmat Khan, a local burqa maker in his late sixties in the city of Bhopal, told OnIslam.net.
Today the Hijab, and Burqas trend have influenced mainstream styles, captured the capitalist eyes of luxury brands and the fancy of non-Muslim fashionistas and style celebrities worldwide. The Hijab is a particular favorite for African style lovers as head wraps and scarfs were already a core part of their cultural heritage and style. Dubai, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur all host or feature Islamic-fashion shows.