|Islamic Fashion Week|
In fashion, designers are the ones who set a trend. This trend then travels the world and leaves its mark. It’s a general trend created by designers and carried by influential’s (celebrities), without taking cultures into consideration. Some collections are even inspired by various religions, and each time it has been met with mixed reviews.
Now the problem arises when fashion overtrades the religious guidelines. For example, nudity is not acceptable in the Muslim’s believes, but 70% of today’s clothes have some kind of nudity in it.
Choosing to follow specific religious clothing guidelines is often the result of a deep desire for cultural identity or religious soul-searching, especially for young women’s.
It’s a fact that we are not the same, and we don’t have the same believes, but is it possible to join these two worlds? Independent Fashion Bloggers listed 3 fashion bloggers who did.
Ashma from Haute Muslimah told IFB: “Personally for me, everything must follow Islamic guidelines first. And I find that almost every trend can be worked into a more modest look.”
It’s just a matter of finding the right balance between fashion and your faith.
What is your opinion on this matter? Do you face also face this same challenge?