Seventy fashion designers took part last week in the International Modest Fashion Week in Istanbul, a two-day event hosted by the online retailer Modanisa. “(We want) to create mainstream fashion out of modest fashion and to energize Islamic communities to produce (clothing) for Muslim women,” says Modanisa CEO Kerim Ture.
According to the AP, “the models paraded styles ranging from earthy tunics and floral dresses to grandiose gowns in shimmering pear palettes and dark abayas — all connected by shape-concealing cuts. The looks were set off by dashing turbans, decorative headscarves and prim chignons for the unveiled.”
Projections for global spending on Muslim clothing is expected to grow to $327 billion by 2020.