November 2021, Vogue Arabia. Photo: Rocio Ramos
Two exciting modest fashion shows are set to take place at Expo 2020 Dubai this coming week. The first is Indonesia Modest Fashion Day at the Indonesian Pavilion on the 13th of March 13 from 3pm to 6pm, and the second is a discussion featuring professor Reina Lewis on the Contemporary Muslim Fashions exhibition at the Women’s Pavilion on March 18 from 1:30pm to 3pm.
Indonesia Modest Fashion Day
Presenting 13 Indonesian designers and two UAE designers using Indonesian fabrics, the Indonesian fashion show is the first of its kind at Expo 2020 Dubai. Proudly emulating cultural and religious identity whilst also encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises to leave their mark and grow within the fashion industry, the modest fashion show will promote Indonesian fashion potential with their handmade fabrics and ready-to-wear collections. Especially significant are Indonesian textiles, which the event aims to expose to the global fashion scene of modest fashion.
Contemporary Muslim Fashions
Providing a reflection of her experiences as the consulting curator of the award-winning exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, Professor Reina Lewis will highlight the importance of showcasing Muslim designers’ creations. The discussion will be hosted by Dr Reem El Mutwalli, founder of The Zay Initiative, introduced by Emirati Designer Feryal Albastaki, and also feature response by Hafsa Lodi, author of The Modesty Paradox. It will also point towards the significance of exhibiting fashion with cultural, heritage, and religious meaning and authenticity.
All guests must have a valid ticket to Expo 2020 Dubai to attend either event.
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