January 11, 2012

A Hijabi's Guide to Pre-Fall 2012

This year's Pre-Fall  fashion runways are packed with collections which are almost entirely hijab-friendly! Pre-Fall 2012 seems to be just the time for structured, baggy, and *masculine trends, which align well with the Islamic concept of modesty and hijab. While we usually see women's designs emphasize curves, cleavage, and exposure, many of this year's designs provide modest coverage without sacrificing uniqueness and style; these are world-class designers, after-all.
cool sketches of some pre-fall fashions, found here
For those who may not know, the general idea behind physical modesty in Islam is that, when in public, both men and women should avoid wearing clothing which reveal the shape of their bodies.

*The Islamic guidelines for apparel also say that women must not purposefully dress like men and men must not dress like women. The fashion industry tends to equate structured or loose clothing as "masculine" or simply not feminine enough, which is why you really should take these industry labels with a grain of salt. You'll probably notice, though, that some of this year's women's looks are very obviously styled after male fashions, in which case you should use your best, educated judgement when figuring out how to adapt it to your style :)

Definitely find out for yourself what the Islamic guidelines are, by consulting authentic Islamic sources :) Doing this helps take out a lot of the confusion of figuring out what to wear!

Once you've got that base covered, check out the pre-fall runways. It's like seeing what our fave fashion names might create if they designed for hijabis! A girl could dream, right? ;D

You can also check out the album I created on our Facebook page. It's filled with a few of my picks for some of the runway's most hijab-friendly looks! "Like" and leave a comment on the ones you could see yourself rocking out or leave us a link to other styles you love!


Norhajjar said...

So good to hear that pre-fall trends for 2012 is hijab frienldy. :)

sarah riaz said...

love the color pallette!

Khadeeja said...

Please see our hijabs collection on: www.hijabgirl.com and let us know :)

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