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INAYAH WINTER LOOKBOOK: Modest Clothing, Everyday Abayas & Hijabs. 5IVEPILLARS. Fajr Army | The World's Largest Islamic Tee Store. The SOOTS Clothing Co. — Home. Region: Middle East-North Africa. The Muslim population in the Middle East-North Africa region is expected to grow by more than a third (37%) in the next 20 years. It is projected to grow from 321.9 million in 2010 to 439.5 million in 2030, which is more than double the number of Muslims in the region in 1990 (205.9 million).

Roughly nine-in-ten people living in the region today are Muslim (91.2% in 2010). This proportion has held fairly steady for the past 20 years and is not projected to change very much in the next 20 years. A fifth of the world’s Muslims (19.9%) now live in the Middle East-North Africa. The region’s share of the global Muslim population is expected to be roughly the same in 2030 (20.1%). The number of Muslims in the Middle East-North Africa is expected to increase by about the same amount in the next 20 years (117.6 million) as it did in the previous 20 years (116 million).

Sub-Regions and Countries in the Middle East-North Africa Sub-Regions in the Middle East-North Africa Spotlight on Israel. Muslim women can buy 'sporty hijabs' at House of Fraser. “We use the finest material in order to provide the best level of comfort and inspire you to be active, without compromise.” The hijabs come in a range of colours and patterns – such as leopard-print - and are made of 80 per cent nylon and 20 per cent spandex to ensure they are light and durable.

Each one can be adjusted fit a woman’s head and typically cost around £12 to £15. An image of a young model in an unitard (Shorso/Facebook) Another product, the unitard, available for £40, provides full body coverage, but the streamlined fit means women can “be active and feel good at the same time”. Muslim women will also be able to buy a ‘jeans hijab’ designed for every day wear, as well as hijabs that use Velcro instead of typical pins and clips.

The hijab in sport has previously been controversial – Qatar’s women’s basketball team withdrew from the Asian Games in South Korea back in 2014 after being told they could not wear the hijab during matches. Amenakin, Author at Aquila Style. Amenakin reflects on the kind of union where two people come together to serve and love each other – as they serve and love God. Hijab has become increasingly available, varied and accepted as a form of artistic expression. Amenakin traces its recent contemporary history. Amenakin offers tips on how to stay well-adjusted and positive – it starts with treating your body well. Amenakin reports on a recent benefit event and shares details on other charitable causes that help those in need, from Palestine to Pakistan. On the recent World Hjab Day, Amenakin went to London to invite non-Muslim, non-hijabi women to try on a headscarf.

After meeting with Pearl Daisy fans in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Amenakin goes to Dubai where an informal meet-and-greet session creates quite a stir. Who says learning has to stop when one leaves a formal education system? Resolutions are just one of the ways in which we can take a closer look at ourselves, writes Amenakin. Forget fictional characters. Islamic Branding Consultancy & Marketing for Muslim Consumer Markets - Ogilvy Noor. This article was published today on The fashion industry is currently showcasing its wares for next year’s spring/summer collections. New York and London have already strutted their stuff and with Milan winding up and Paris on later this week, you might be forgiven for thinking Europe and North America have the global fashion business stitched up.

(Pun intended.) Not so. Big fashion brands may be wondering how to stem a decline in business – Dolce & Gabbana for instance announced the closure of their diffusion line last week. Muslim fashion? Milan Fashion Week has got wise to this. Indonesia has an Islamic Fashion consortium whose chairwoman hopes to establish Indonesia as a global centre for Islamic fashion. Far from reviling the abaya, Muslim women are showing pride and love for this traditional fashion form, and increasingly re-inventing it, and aspiring for it in the Western world. These fashion forward women have found the high street wanting around the world. British Fashion Council. At a press conference to open London Fashion Week Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, announced updated figures showing substantial growth in the UK fashion industry over the past five years.

The direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy is £26 billion; up from £21 billion in 2009. Showing an increase of 22% in nominal terms (source: Oxford Economics 2014) The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 797,000 jobs (source: Oxford Economics 2014). This is a decrease of 2.3% from 2009 Whilst employment figures have dropped overall the increased contribution to UK GVA reflects higher productivity within the fashion sector. The British Fashion Council is committed to supporting growth in the sector which it hopes will lead to more employment opportunities Fashion’s total contribution to the economy via both indirect support for supply chain industries and induced spending of employee’s wage income is estimated to have risen to over £46 billion.

342150121095027 1. Covertime Magazine - Modest Fashion & Pop Culture. Muslim Fashion Market Poised To Skyrocket As Retailers Like Uniqlo Embrace ‘Modest’ Lines. When H&M featured a Muslim model donning a hijab in one of its video ads in September, the news went viral as Muslims around the world celebrated the step toward inclusion taken by the second largest apparel retailer on the planet. But for some Muslim women, it wasn’t enough. “Thank you for showing us a hijabi model, H&M. It’s a great step for diversity. But you’re still not giving us the clothes -- where are the clothes?” Asked Stephanie Khalil AlGhani, founder of Covertime, a fashion magazine aimed at Muslim women.

AlGhani, a convert to Islam who worked in the modeling industry, is not the only fashion-savvy consumer asking that question. Janmohamed, who spoke with International Business Times from London, added that such women are desperate for retailers to offer clothing that is both stylish and helps them adhere to Islamic dictates of modesty. Money To Spend DKNY was the trailblazer, launching a women’s capsule collection for Ramadan in 2014. Turning To D.I.Y. Faith & Fashion - Current Projects. Thursday 12th March 2015 With the increase in faith schools, uniforms are often asked to do more than simply ensure that students are neat and tidy and easily recognisable.

For faith schools, uniforms may serve to ensure adherence – or, at least, the appearance of adherence - to religiously related codes of conduct and modesty, for teachers and parents as well as students. Professor Reina Lewis of the London College of Fashion brings her Faith and Fashion series to JW3 in North London to discuss what constitutes today's school wardrobe. LCF Modest Dressing Project Summary. How to fashion a modest success from covering up. The Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry | Romanna Bint-Abubaker.

The most expensive dress in the world was released on March 19 and attracted worldwide media coverage. Debbie Wingham's diamond studded abbaya is the talk of Hollywood at $17m. Designers such as Hermes, Aramis, Estée Lauder are the latest in-line of those to be inspired by Arabian inspiration and targeting Muslim markets. See Aramis - Calligraphy, or Christian Lacroix who have been integrating Arabic inspiration into the latest collections. We heard they are intrigued by the emphasis given to the design rather than the body of the woman. In many ways this isn't dissimilar to the fashion of the old traditional English days where the body of the dress played a more important role than the body of the woman. Each of the new creative works is reflective of the transition from plain and simple Arabic designs to more sophisticated creations that extensively use embroidered elements.

The Muslim fashion industry is estimated to be worth $96 billion and is rapidly growing. GtR. The research has potential to contribute to improvements in community cohesion and interfaith dialogue by drawing out the links between Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities. By putting the practices of modest dress of these three faiths into relationship with each other, and by locating them in the frame of fashion, our research promises to draw points of connection between faiths and between the religious and the secular that could help remove the stigma often attached to visible religious dress. Clothes, especially women's, are often understood by group members and external observers as a sign of community identity but they are also often regarded as outside the realm of fashion (characterized as modern, 'western', individuating, fast paced) and relegated to the domain of costume or group uniform (understood as expressive of ahistorical, unchanging, essentialised group rather than individual identities).

Uniqlo outfits 'stylish' hijabs, dresses for the modern and modest women | Fashion. Clothing retailer Uniqlo has teamed up with a UK-based fashion designer to launch a new “modest wear” collection, including a range of hijabs. The range, designed by Hana Tajima, features stylish hijabs in a variety of colours and prints, headbands, long dresses and rayon blouses which aims to “cater to ladies who embrace modest fashion” as well as being “carefully designed to suit contemporary tastes”.

The items will go on sale on Friday from the store’s website and outlet in Singapore. Uniqlo says that the collection takes inspiration from an appreciation of diverse cultures and styles, with the headscarves made from thin, breathable material ideal for tropical climates. Tajima is a prolific British fashion blogger as well as being a designer and visual artist who converted to Islam aged 17 and went on to start her own label which specialised in stylish modest wear.

Originating in Japan, Uniqlo now operates in sixteen countries, with around 1,500 stores globally. Faith-based fashion takes off online. Online retail is big business. According to the British Retail Consortium, online sales account for 8% of the UK's retail sector – worth £23bn a year. Besides being a godsend for white goods and electronics, internet shopping is perfect for lovers of fashion, and religious women are no exception. Professor Reina Lewis and her colleagues at the London College of Fashion have been researching Modest Dressing, which refers to women who "dress in a way that satisfies their spiritual and stylistic requirements for reasons of faith, religion or personal preference". "What we have observed is that it's a growing phenomenon and it's happening among women of different faiths," says Lewis. "In the UK, what we see most often are young, trendy Muslim women in headscarves – many of this generation are working modesty in relation to mainstream fashion trends, not through wearing so-called ethnic or traditional clothing.

World-leading modest clothing firm opens first boutique store in London. World-leading modest clothing company Aab opens its first London boutiqueMore than 2,000 shoppers flocked to store on opening day Experts say modest fashion could be worth £100million in the UK alone By Natalie Brown For Mail Online Published: 11:59 GMT, 30 March 2015 | Updated: 14:11 GMT, 30 March 2015 It's one of the fastest-growing sectors in fashion and the likes of Hermes and Estee Lauder have launched exclusive collections based on it.

Now clothing brand Aab is hoping to cash in on the trend for modest styles and Islamic fashion with its first boutique store featuring everything from Arabic cloaks (abayas) to hijabs. More than 2,000 shoppers flocked to the shop, in East Shopping Centre, Green Street, East London last Saturday to see 'hijabi blogger' Dina Torkia, 25, open the store. Scroll down for video More than 2,000 shoppers turned up to the opening of Aab in East London Arabic cloaks and hijabs are among the outfits on offer at London's modest clothing store Aab Loaded: 0%

Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity | Global Currents. LONDON, United Kingdom — Muslim fashion. Simply juxtaposing these two words can cause consternation in some circles. Interpretations of a Koranic verse (an-Nur chapter 24, verse 30) advocating modesty and espousing appropriate female attire (enforced by law in some countries) have long restricted what many Muslim women can wear, distancing them from Western fashion culture.

But, today, experts say, things are changing and increasing numbers of Muslim women want to dress fashionably and express their individuality through clothing. The shift is being driven, in part, by significant demographic trends in the Muslim world. “There are varying estimates of the Muslim population, but what we use is 1.8 billion, of which about 43 percent, so just shy of 800 million, are under 25,” said Shelina Janmohamed, vice president of Ogilvy Noor, an Islamic branding practice that’s part of global marketing and public relations giant Ogilvy & Mather. Muslim fashion is by no means uniform, however.