This lavishly illustrated book presents Muslim fashion as an essential part of contemporary style.
This dazzling exploration of contemporary Muslim modest dress, from historic styles to present-day examples, accompanies a major exhibition and reveals the enormous range of self-expression through fashion achieved by Muslim men and women. Filled with documentary and fashion photography as well as stills from runway shows and the media, this book explores the ways Muslim style cultures are shaped by global trends and religious beliefs. From high-end couture to streetwear, this volume shows how established and diaspora regions, such as Dubai, Jakarta, London, and New York, are homes to thriving industries that create classic and cutting-edge looks. Accompanying these images are essays and personal narratives by leading voices that touch on everything from the history of modest dress to social media. A fascinating examination of a major segment of the fashion industry, this book highlights the ingenuity and creativity of Muslim designers and wearers as they deftly navigate the fashion industry while maintaining their religious and cultural identities. Copublished by the Fine Arts Musuems of San Francisco and DelMonico Books
“The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, with intelligent, readable essays by 11 scholars.” –Hyperallergic
“Contemporary Muslim Fashionsbursts with rich photography and insightful essays and personal narratives exploring how Muslim women’s fashions—from streetwear to couture—are shaped by local culture, global trends, religious beliefs and personal choice.” –Newsweek