approx. 359 color illustrations
Contemporary Muslim Fashions
Contemporary Muslim Fashions brings to light the dynamic present-day Muslim modest fashion sector and the incredible range it represents. This groundbreaking volume, which accompanies a major exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco, features a selection of spectacular creations that traverses diverse regional, religious, and sartorial interpretations. Artworks ranging from high-end fashion to streetwear and commissioned couture from emerging and established designers consider how Muslims define themselves and are defined by their dress.
Filled with dazzling art and fashion photography as well as stills from runway shows and films, this book explores the ways vibrant Muslim style cultures are shaped by global trends and multivalent religious beliefs. This publication also illuminates how cities in Muslim-majority and diasporic communities, such as Dubai, Jakarta, London, and New York, are homes to thriving industries that create classic and cutting-edge looks. Accompanying these images are essays and personal narratives by leading voices that touch on compelling and timely topics, from the history of head covering to the influence of today’s social media.
A fascinating examination of a major segment of the fashion industry, Contemporary Muslim Fashions highlights the ingenuity and creativity of Muslim designers and wearers as they deftly navigate fashion trends while maintaining their religious, cultural, and self identities.