Collaboration on this piece: Rhianna Beau and Hannah Syeed
And just like that, This week, UK’s capital hosted yet another successful London Modest Fashion Week with bloggers and fashion fanatics from all over the world coming together to share the one thing they all have in common – fashion with a bit of modesty. It’s crazy because we went from having no modest fashion to having a billion dollar industry!
The two-day event showcased the latest fashion trends from men’s clothing to women’s elegant dresses, and saw young talented designers rise into the fashion industry along-side more seasoned brands.
It’s crazy because we went from having no modest fashion to having a billion dollar industry!
One model made her mark by walking down the runway for both LFW and LMFW. The stunning Ikram Abdi walked for British brand, Molly Goddard, in her new AW18 designs at LFW and for UnderRapt at LMFW. She owned it walking down the runway and also showed the versatility of the Muslim woman. So far Ikram has walked for 3 brands, including “This Is The Uniform.”
We are loving this shimmery gold gown! It’s perfect for going out and looking classy.
STRONG HABIBTI ATHLETICS
Shazia Hossen, a personal trainer, showcased her “Strong Habibti Athletics” collection. The brand ethos is “no excuses and no barriers” for women who want to work out whilst wearing modest clothing to the gym. She used a variety of models during her show and was the ONLY designer to have no height or size limit for her models. Photographer and YouTuber, Aba, supported this collection by saying, “Shaz promoted self-love and thrived in using very diverse models which is something we do not see everyday.”
ILYAS x MORRISON
Ilyas Morrison was one of the only male modest fashion designers to showcase his collection at LMFW. He was also the only one to design clothing for both men and women by creating a bold statement with his take on high fashion meets street-wear. He believes modesty extends beyond clothing with his aim to incorporate modest access to the brand by selling his items at affordable prices.
TIL WE COVER
This line showcased clothing that was comfy and casual.
As for London Fashion Week, we saw the big labels own the headlines with the likes of Burberry, JW Anderson and Mulberry. Check out some of our favorite looks:
Cara Delavigne walking for Christopher Bailey’s last Burberry show after 17 years of showcasing. His fun and floral collection supported the LGBT community in honor of his last show.
Anderson had one of my favourite collections because nearly all designs where modest friendly from skirts to long sleeve tops!
Roksanda came out with such wonderful line of clothing from fur coats to lilac jackets. I mean, just look at that caramel coat!
Block colors are in!
Check out this stunning puff frilly by design brand by Fuodorgolan, where high fashion meets earth. It’s set to a backdrop of perfectly fitting globes representing the solar system. The material used in this design is reminiscent of wind patterns. I’m in heaven!
Runway blogger and self made model, Zaynab Shiekh, stated, “There was an absence of women of color, as well as women who may not be of the height of a typical model.” The 20-year-old blogger expressed her feelings towards the week. She said, “I am beautiful despite being told I am not tall enough for the runway, or that I do not have good enough skin. Nobody is too short or too big for the runway.”
Another blogger, Aba, who was featured in Vogue for her street style, also commented on the fashion week, saying, “LMFW and LFW should integrate and become mainstream instead of it having its own segment to promote social inclusion, as both events have mutual appreciation for fashion.”