Asiya Bareeva is a Moscow-based fashion designer known for her environmentally conscious clothing and accessories. Vogue makes that point that “her belief in Islam and its teachings of modesty are also present in her clothing, too. All the clothing, made to fully cover the bodies of models, is painstakingly and beautifully layered.”
Ms. Bareeva grew up in a secular Muslim family from Tatarstan, and it was after a visit to Mecca that she became more religious. In 2013, she started work as a fashion designer where she focused on secondhand materials sourced from bazaars and relatives. The designer’s decision to use vintage fabrics is due very much to her eco-friendly standing. “There are too many clothes in the world,” says the designer. “We shouldn’t produce more. We have enough.”
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