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Muslim designers making a mark on the fashion industry will show the beauty in modesty with a stunning exhibition.
Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim Women’s Style in Australia shows the latest in modest fashion trends, from swimwear to red carpet couture.
The exhibition will include designs by Baraka Women, Integrity Boutique as well as collections by designers Aida Zein and Fay Tellaoui.
Aida Zein, who was born in Australia to Syrian parents, specialises in modest street and casual wear.
The Powerhouse Museum wrote the talented designer started off studying law, and found her decision to dress modestly and wear a headscarf made it difficult to know what to wear.
While working as a paralegal and private investigator, Aida started to make her own clothes and soon found her friends were asking her to make them designs as well.
Aida Zein, who was born in Australia to Syrian parents, specialises in modest street and casual wear.
The Powerhouse Museum wrote the talented designer started off studying law, and found her decision to dress modestly and wear a headscarf made it difficult to know what to wear.
While working as a paralegal and private investigator, Aida started to make her own clothes and soon found her friends were asking her to make them designs as well.
The travelling exhibition was created by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, and MAAS fashion and dress curator Glynis Jones said ‘modest modest fashion is one of the global fashion industry’s largest growth areas’.
‘It’s also interesting to see the market for these designs is not limited to Muslim women,’ she continued.
‘But has broader appeal for woman looking for looser fitting fashionable clothing that offers more coverage.’
The exhibition will explore work by both emerging modest fashion and established designers and entrepreneurs.
The collection will include everything from swimwear to denim and red carpet gowns.
Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia will open on Friday at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra.