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