“Contemporary Muslim Fashions,” the first major museum exhibition to explore the rise of the modest fashion industry, will be on view in winter 2020 at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this pioneering exhibition examines how Muslim women—those who cover and those who do not—have become arbiters of style within and beyond their communities. On view Feb. 28, 2020,through Aug. 23, 2020, the exhibition features approximately 80 ensembles drawn from established and emerging designers in high-end fashion, streetwear, sportswear and couture, as … Continue Reading »

  As mentioned in our previous article, here at IFDC we are learning more about how our purchases can impact more than just the space in our wardrobe. We want to learn about how we can help combat the effect the fashion industry has on our climate. This week, we were shocked when we saw the figure that on average we each throw away 37kg of clothing each year (Recycling Council). The result is that every second the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is sent to landfill or … Continue Reading »

The movement and demand for what has been labeled as ‘sustainable fashion’ has sprung into action as the UN threatened that we only have 12 years left to combat the world’s current climate crisis (The Guardian, 2018). The fashion industry is amongst the biggest causes of our current crisis, as it is reported that by 2050 the fashion industry will use up 25% of the world’s carbon budget, making it one of the most polluting industries, second only to oil (The Independent, 2019). The industry is also the biggest offender … Continue Reading »

Following the success of their first event in January, 2019, LeShow will be launching their second event in Istanbul from 16th to 18th of January 2020. In her first speech at LeShow 2019, Ms. Khan spoke about the importance of exploring new business models for the leather and fur industry that would be critical to positive contribution to the planet. This included a discussion on the possibility of adapting the rental model which would enable the producers to make less items yet realize increased revenues. In addition to the Khan … Continue Reading »

The commitment to modest dressing is a lucrative space designers are tapping into. By 2023, Muslim fashion is forecasted to reach $361 billion a year. What is considered a religious choice is now being translated to a global trend that the fashion industry is taking note of: Muslim fashion. The advancement of Islamic fashion is indicative of both the religion’s growth and the luxury world recognizing its value. In recent years, brands such as Zara, Nike, and H&M have directed their lines towards Muslim shoppers. Many more high-end designers have … Continue Reading »