History was made at recent New York Fashion Week. For very first time, there was collection in which every model walked down catwalk wearing hijab. hijab is veil traditionally worn by Muslim women, which usually covers the head and chest. It has got bad press recently because of it being banned in various parts of world. However, Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan from Indonesia wanted to show just how stylish and elegant hijab could be and wowed the fashion world with her creations. Ms Hasibuan is just 30 years old and becomes first Indonesian to feature collection at a prestigious global fashion event. She received standing ovation at end of her show in New York.
There has been n upswing in past few years of fashion designers incorporating Islamic fashion into their designs. international retail clothing company H&M released advert showing Muslim model in hijab, while Dolce and Gabbana released line of hijabs aimed at wealthy Muslim customers. Not everyone is happy with hijab entering mainstream fashion. Some say the new designs are bordering on being un-Islamic. Dr Eva Nisa, professor of Islamic Studies, said: " essence of Muslim dress is to wear something decent, to be modest. For women, they have to make sure what they're wearing doesn't attract attention of men."