A fashion show of Islamic clothing in Indonesia recently, shattered the stereotype image of Islamic fashion as those related to big black burqas or shapeless chadors.
Dozens of models sashayed down the catwalk in outfits that complied with Muslim tradition but also oozed funk and flounce.
‘Muslim fashion should not be identified with long black scary attire, but Muslim women can appear in nice, trendy, up-to-date fashion,’ said Musa Widyatmojo, supervisor of the Indonesian fashion designers’ association.
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country where women wear trendy headscarves, with even trendier Western-style clothing.
On the Jakarta catwalk, the modeled outfits were long, loose, but chic and the models wore headscarves.
Models paraded a host of Indonesian batik outfits, ranging from beaded silk blouses with long flowing chiffon skirts and long-sleeved flowery tunics embellished with feathers to embroidered silk traditional dresses and silk trousers. Beads, lace and bright colors were seen in plenty.
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