Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Islamic fast-growing couture

by Paris-Douala, Cameroon graduated designer Parfait Behen

Islamic Fashion Festival, the Malaysian-born annual event 
showcasing the best in Muslim fashion by designers from 
different cultures and backgrounds, opened yesterday 
at the Monaco Sporting Club in Monte Carlo.

by Paris graduated, Palestinian designer Hindi Mahdi

”The global Muslim population comprises one of the fastest-growing 
consumer markets in the world, hence representing a major growth 
opportunity for business around the globe, including the fashion 
sector...” Mrs. Rosmah, Malaysian Prime Minister's wife and
IFF's patron, said  introducing the festival's gala 
dinner and fashion show.

by Rotterdam born, Indonesian designer Ghea Panggabean

She also reported that, according to illustrious French Fashion 
University Esmod, ...”over half of the wold's 1.6 billion Muslim 
population is spending a substantial part of their annual income 
on fashion and accessories” also highlighting the fact that 
...”Muslim women can now choose from a broad selection 
of designs to create a look able to match their values, 
traditions and tastes without compromising any of the three”.

IFF's images credits: S. Nogier - Reuters
via: dailylife.com - torontosun.com
                                    inilah.com - hijabtrendz.com - cameroon-plus.com
last pic: Sharjah, UAE, Al Nouf mosque by night, 2008, Mikapoka archive

The three-day showcase will come to and end tomorrow, 
the very first day of the Holy month of Ramadan, 
the ninth month of the Muslim year in which fasting 
is observed from sunrise to sunset.
A time of spiritual awakening, self-evaluation, humilty and 
giving, much more complex and significant than we 
can recognize as Westerners.

That's why I'm really glad to say ”Ramadan Kareem” 
to all my Muslim friends and Ummah readers.


  1. Indeed they are adding quite their share to the couture world and a very pretty share!

    Greetings from Georgia/USA


  2. wow these photos and designs are beautifu

    x Niki
    A Haute Mess