Muslim Influence to High Fashion
New York City as one of the world's hubs of high fashion, now far more embracing the Muslim Fashion to their industry.
A startup event, held by RARE by F.S. Charlie teaming up with a Muslim female, New York-based fashion designer, Nailah Lymus, will make history by launching UNDERWRAPS, the first global agency representing Muslim female fashion models, during this year New York Fashion Week.
It is also a proof that Muslim fashion is making its way into the international world of fashion.
Underwraps's roster will debut in a fashion showcase presented by Amirah Creations on February 11th, 2012.
Known for breaking barriers as a Muslim female fashion designer behind Amirah Creations, Nailah Lymus said:
"As a Muslim woman who has also worked in the fashion industry, I observe a heavy Muslim influence in all areas of fashion. Designers, photography, editorials all displaying inspirations from Muslim fashion.
I feel there is a need to shine the light on Muslim women who have been some of the originators of trend setting modest fashion for years. I'm bringing Muslims to mainstream-- covered is the new couture.
Muslim Fashion has had a strong influence in the fashion industry for years - with stylings gracing such coveted magazine covers as Vogue as well as providing inspiration for noteworthy collections including Victoria Beckham's Fall/Winter 2011 line. Islamic models have also brought diversity to the catwalk including the recent model stars Hanaa Ben Abdesslem (Tunisian) and Hindi Sahlial (Moroccan).
UNDERWRAPS is creating a fusion of inclusion - marrying the best of both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds."
VOGUE's covers showcasing covered styles:
Not only Victoria Beckham's Fall line got inspired by Muslim fashion, some high fashion's designs, such as my favorite Chanel Pre Fall, from 2009 collection to 2012 collection, have been showing interests in covered-style fashion..
|Victoria Beckham's Fall 2011|
|Chanel Pre Fall 2009|
|Chanel Pre Fall 2012|
Back to the RARE's event, if you interested to "eye-wit" this event, come to RARE by F.S. Charlie, 317 Church Street in Tribeca, New York city, on February 11th beginning at 6:30 pm. The Amirah Creations fashion show will be featuring the models from Underwraps.
To view the official invite, visit: www.underwraps.eventbrite.com
Below are some pictures via Underwraps by Nailah Lymus:
Here is the official press release from RARE NYC:
My hope is that they will be showcasing modest, covered-style high fashion at that upcoming event, not just Muslim females as models.
So, if you live in New York city, are you interested to come?