Muslim Fashion in the Contemporary World

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(In the constantly changing world of fashion, Muslim fashion has not just undergone a significant transition but has inspired several fashion creators. It is time to learn about this exceptional duo of faith and fashion.)

The versatility of Muslim fashion

It is assumed that the two words seem pretty different when we talk of fashion and religion. It is usually believed that faith and style have nothing to do with each other. Both are entirely different from each other. Islam and Muslims are thought to be conservative. The basic idea of keeping the bodies covered is considered an act of restricting the wearers. Still, it is simply the message of modesty and honor that the religion wants to convey. This principle makes Muslim fashion stand apart from the fashion happenings all over the world. Unlike the bold and beautiful ideas behind the usual fashion trends, it is modest and subtle here in Muslim fashion. We cannot limit Muslim fashion to just a few things. It is not just the head covers or hijabs that represent Muslim fashion. There is so much more to explore. The versatility of the Muslim style has inspired many designers from all over the world. This global fashion inspiration has led to the growth of Muslim fashion. We can see the ideas successfully penetrating into the other parts of the world.

The birth of Muslim Fashion


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Every day is a new day in the world of fashion. More colors, more designs, more creativity, and more ideas keep pouring into the world of fashion. The term Muslim fashion didn’t exist before the 1980s. It was the outcome of the struggle of the Islamic revivalist movement that wanted the world to see Islam through a different lens. It introduced the world to the fact that following the Islamic dress code is not merely covering but has the glamour and beauty like any other fashion world segment. These ideas introduced the world to a new term Muslim Fashion. Turkey turned out to be the pioneer, and there was no turning back. Today, the impact of the basic dress codes of Islam is incorporated into the creations of several popular brands.

what makes an Islamic wardrobe?


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Chadors, Abayas, and Burqas are some of the standard pieces of wardrobe that are associated with just Muslim women. They all look a little different from each other, but the basic idea remains the same. The Tudongs from Indonesia and Salwar Qameez, with a dupatta from Pakistan, also carry the same message of modesty and honor. The long robes of men in the Arabian region are another identifying element of the Muslim wardrobe. Wearing a turban-like headwear Igal is the sign of the men’s strength, power, and dignity in this region.

A new era of inspiration and experimentation


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The world is aware of Abayas and Chadors. Fashion designers worldwide have reworked their classic style into a stylish ensemble. For Muslim women, high fashion includes a headscarf worn with a short-sleeved robe or a full-sleeved jacket produced by Muslim or non-Muslim designers. A Muslim woman’s modesty is maintained while also enhancing her ‘glamour’ quotient.

People are wearing Islamic clothing all around the world, not just in Muslim-majority countries or regions. Designers from the Muslim community have made their imprint on the world of fashion in a big way. Fashion designers Naeem Khan, Elie Saab, and Walid Atallah have all had their designs worn by celebrities and first ladies. These designers were raised in traditional culture and studied in western countries. A cross-cultural experience facilitated the creation of masterpieces that reflected their religious beliefs while appealing to a non-Muslim audience. Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Jordan introduced this look into the mainstream. This clothing is also becoming increasingly fashionable, particularly in Gulf countries.



Today’s Islamic attire is full of meaning and flair, unlike in the past, when there was nothing to discover about traditional Islamic clothing. After starting off as a simple headscarf, the hijab has developed into a finely tailored garment and an extremely marketable commodity, symbolizing the aspirations and aspirations of a new generation of Muslims. Arabian-inspired decorations and couture have seen an uptick in popularity in the fashion world, making it a long-term trend.

Photo Credits: PEXEL 

By Nudrat Fatima

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