On Nov. 22., the Halal Expo Japan 2016 hosted the Tokyo Modest Fashion Show, the first of its kind to cater specifically to Muslim women. It featured the latest trends in modest and hijab fashion and included a variety of beautiful garments with matching headscarves.
The Modest Fashion Show website states, “Beauty is an eternal theme for women in the East and West alike. Of course it is no different for Muslim women, or Muslimahs. For centuries, Muslimahs have pursued their own kind of beauty by hiding rather than emphasizing their bodies.” This is exactly the type of beauty they brought into the spotlight.
The fashion show was the first part of the two-day long expo to promote diversity in the fashion industry and for designers to create clothing suitable for Muslim women. Around 10 brands were be showcased at the event in total.
This marks a great step forward in the Muslim fashion world and is a milestone in the inclusion of modesty in fashion, making it more accessible for Muslim women around the world. Take a look at the show below!