BY Telegraph Video
From high-end designers to bloggers and vloggers, in this film, we speak to the influencers who are presenting modest-inspired clothing such as the hijab, the abaya, the burka and the burkini in a new and exciting light.
With designer fashion houses including Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY and high street staples Zara and Mango all releasing bespoke modest fashion collections, the integration of the movement into the mainstream is opening doors for leading innovators in the industry.
“Modest Fashion is about the awareness and celebration of the diverse and beautiful cultures that we have,” says Waqaas Ahmed, Creative Director of modest fashion brand Aywa.
“When you have strict guidelines it makes it even more challenging and even more fun, and that’s what I love about it,” he continues. “Fashion. Faith. It’s an amazing collaboration between the two.”
Garments that were once considered conservative have given way to a host of cool, cosmopolitan designs that recognise the needs and values of a new generation of Muslim women.
“It’s about how you dress to fit your personality,” says designer and blogger Dina Torkia. “That’s how simple it is – it’s a choice.”
This video forms part of a new series, ‘Consider, by the Telegraph’, which brings together extraordinary stories and short films intended to challenge viewpoints.