For those of you who do not know Hubert. Hubert was a French fashion designer who founded “Givenchy” in 1952. He was highly sought after for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of a lot of famous people back in his time such as: Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.  Fashion journalist Dana Thomas wrote in The Washington Post in 1995. “Givenchy has long been a classicist, one of the last of the old school of haute couture, where gorgeous clothes were made for a woman to live in, not to decorate … Continue Reading »

(From Istanbul Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Designer: Gul Agis)  One of the most outstanding designers in the 2019 Istanbul Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was “Gul Agis”. Gul Agis is a Turkish Designer. She studied Fashion Design in Milano/Italy, designed for more than 55 known retail brands such as H&M, Mango, Vero Moda for a couple of years. However, she returned to Istanbul/Turkey and established her own brand in 2010.  You can see the European Style in her designs, especially in the collar and sleeves area. However, you can still sense the middle-eastern/Turkish identity in her designs too. … Continue Reading »

(Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld Spring / Summer 1972 © Chloé)    Who said you can’t mix patterns?   A Simple yet Elegant Bohemian Design by Karl Lagerfeld (September 10, 1933 – February 19, 2019). He named this design the “Rachmaninoff’ dress. Named after Sergei Rachmaninoff, a Russian composer and pianist. Apparently, the colors of the design reflect where the name and inspiration came from.    This dress was one of Karl Lagerfeld very first designs for Chloe. Notice the architectural patterns on the upper body portion and the Floral pattern on the bottom. Also notice the “scale” or “size” of the … Continue Reading »

The Islamic Fashion Design Council (IFDC) strongly believes that the world does not need another fashion week. “We need a concise identity within an event that is most conducive and optimal for the success of the modest fashion narrative,” observes Alia Khan, founder & chairwoman, IFDC. “Sometimes the word ‘modest’ can also be misleading. So, we decided to call our most recent event the ‘Pret-a-Cover Buyers Lane’ that received global attention. We have also discovered some wonderful brands through the Pret-a-Cover Buyers Lane. One such label is Talabaya launched by … Continue Reading »

The modest fashion market is estimated at $44 billion (AED161 billion), expected to be worth $327 billion (AED1,201 billion) by 2020. It is a market that attracts a global audience for clothes that are chic and comfortable yet less revealing. Alongside regional and local names such as The Modist, some globally labels like Dolce & Gabbana have also started designing a modest fashion range. To stimulate the growth of the Islamic fashion industry and support designers, mainly home-grown, who are part of the modest fashion industry, the Islamic Fashion Design Council (IFDC) … Continue Reading »