Groundbreaking Muslim Fashions Exhibit opens at de Young Museum

by Cynthia Penner M. Ed.

This yearIFDC is helping Modest Fashion to take the world by storm in Milano, Dubai, Paris, New York and now San Francisco!  Starting today, September 22, 2018, the de Young Museum of San Francisco is holding an exhibit entitled Contemporary Muslim Fashions. The exhibit includes the Modest Fashion model, Halima Aden, and is meant to delve into the variety and complexity of Muslim Fashion, as well as Modest Fashion.  As a host to millions of visitors from around the world, it is befitting that the de Young Museum curate and host this culturally significant exhibit. 

The Islamic Fashion and Design Council is proud to see that many of their recommended modest fashion designers will be exhibited here. The de Young Museum received direction from key industry players in selecting designers throughout the industry, and some from previous IFDC fashion events. 

To the delight of the fashion industrySomali-American model, Halima Adenhas been chosen to model the Muslim Fashion designs in San Francisco.  At the age of 20, Halima already has an impressive career and life story!  She was the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.  As with most efforts to do something unique, Halima received some pushback on her work.  However, she persisted and continues today, to make a difference in the world, through fashion and awareness.   




Halima was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, and currently resides in the USA.  She is a testament to the extraordinary aptitude and determination required to explore the world of fashion and identity, through Muslim Fashion and Modest Fashion, in 2018.  By using her skills, and her platform as a fashion model, Halima is able to provoke inclusive dialogue on how the identities and lives of women are expressed through contemporary Muslim Fashion and Modest Fashion.   

Follow IFDC’s social media channels to stay up-to-date with the latest news as the exhibition unfolds. #ModestRevolution 

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