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Modest Fashion is Becoming More Global


Hijab Wearing Model Halima Aden

Summary: The face of modest fashion is changing for better, forever

It is unrealistic to call modest fashion boring, dull or oppressed anymore. In its upcoming collection, Dolce and Gabbana uses intricate floral, animal prints, and statement accessories on its kaftans and abayas. Models in the new collection match hijab with their outfits. Or, this past January, hijab-wearing model Halima Aden, a Somalian refugee, walked the runways of New York and Milan in her luxury modest outfits. Other brands such as DKNY Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, among many other brands, had launched their Ramadan special collections.

“I think when you speak to modesty, sometimes there are certain perceptions that modesty is this certain religion, a particular age and particular look,” writes Ghizlan Guenez, founder of The Modist, in Vogue magazine. “We are saying that modesty can be so many different things, can be coveted by so many different women, and that it can be cool and beautiful and elegant an everything a woman wants.”

Guenez started The Modist last March after she was tired of the challenges she had to face when shopping for luxury modest clothings. Now, modestly oriented costumers can find some high-end fashion in a website.

In her interview with Vogue magazine, Guenez shares her insight on modesty on different areas.

Read more @ Vogue