Since 9/11, Islam and its followers have been scrutinized under a microscope whether for positive or negative reasons (mostly the latter part), by the West and the media all over. In fact, over the past 5 years or so, Muslim women in particular have come under fire for their choice of clothing. Many endless debates emerged between Muslim women debating on the pro’s and cons of the hijaab. Muslim women that didn’t wear the hijaab claimed that it wasn’t mandatory and unnecessary while women in niqaabs (face veil) had to persuade, and explain their reasons for wearing it.
Looking over fashion trends and styles for the past years, it seems that Islam has also left a footprint in the world of fashion. Turbans made a major fashion comeback last year, and is still going very strong. And even though Sarkozy may have stopped women from wearing the niqaab in France, that hasn’t stopped a majority of French designers taking inspiration from it.
Here is a compilation of a few of my favorite images that portray, Islamic fashion or inspiration to the runway and covers of Vogue.