San Francisco to Host First Major Muslim Fashion Exhibition

Diana Bell-Heather   |   31 - 07 - 2018

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San Francisco’s de Young Museum of Fine Art have revealed plans for an exciting exhibit to take place in September.

 

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Titled Contemporary Muslim Fashions, it will run for six months showcasing the largest display of garments by Muslim and European designers – from traditional dress to modern street and sportswear.

 

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Many of the names taking part have fused the traditional sensibility of dressing with modern techniques and tricks to make their pieces not only modest, but extremely fashionable.

 

Striving to challenge common misconceptions, expect to see Dolce & Gabbana’s take on the hijab as well as Nike’s fitness friendly version that has been a huge success all over the world.

 

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Eid and Ramadan kaftan collections by the likes of Oscar de la Renta will also be on display, while familiar local names like Faiza Bouguessa will present the high-end abayas alongside other key designers from the region. Director of the museum, Max Hollein, said in a statement:

 

“There are those who believe that there is no fashion at all among Muslim women, but the opposite is true, with modern, vibrant, and extraordinary fashion scenes, particularly in many Muslim-majority countries.”

 

If you’re heading over to the US for New York Fashion Week, hop on a plane to California to check out the exhibit from September 22.