Friday, April 11, 2014

Hijab Haute Couture at Tokyo Fashion Week

Indonesian fashion designer Windri Widiesta Dhari debuted her autumn/winter collection at Tokyo Fashion Week last month, which was appropriately titled "Layers of Fidelity". Her collection presented to its audience how simple it is to turn the modest hijab into  a sophisticated fashion statement. 

The designer, wanted her label to put forth and prove that the hijab could still take on playful elements while still being modest in the process. Her designs were unique and one of a kind, which were made in a traditional Japanese tie-dye technique called shibori, while also incorporating Indonesian influences. Dhari definitely put her name on the map, especially in the Asian fashion world. 
"The modest hijab is not actually a restriction" in fashion, Dhari told reporters after her stylish designs hit the catwalk. "It's how you cover yourself and look more elegant in a way that has a loose fit."
We completely agree with Dhari! Wearing a hijab absolutely does not mean that you need to sacrifice religion for fashion or vice versa. There are many ways to dress up your hijab, and we hope this post inspired some of you lovely hijabi's out there :)

Farah A. for HijabiTopia

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