A new exhibit at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco aims to showcase all of the elements that make up Muslim women’s fashion.
Since Muslim women were long ignored by the mainstream fashion industry, their choice of dress is often thought of as not creative and restrictive to many Westerners and the head covering is among the most identifiable parts of Muslim women’s clothing.
The exhibition confronts stereotypes about Islam and style, showing that Muslim fashion is far from drab, reported ELLE.
The exhibit showcases over 80 different ensembles, from burkinis to ball gowns to sportswear, created by both established and emerging designers from all over the world.
Designers include Yves Saint Laurent, Malaysia-based Blancheur and London-based Sarah Elenany.
The show is said to be the first major museum exhibition of its kind. Organisers say they hope to create a deeper understanding of the women who are part of the second-largest religion in the world.