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Fashion Designer: Rabia Zargarpur on why ‘modesty is always in style’

United Arab Emirates based fashion designer Rabia Zargarpur who owns the world renowned label Rabia Z proves how modesty is always in style in her latest S/S14 collection.

Rabia has always depicted the hijab as a significant piece within her wardrobe whilst donning the hijab during her studies in the US. Rabia came to terms post 9/11 attacks on the hijab her response was to ‘design creative outfits for the modern Muslim woman.

Through her own incorporation of the hijab Rabia soon let it be heard as liberating modest fashion piece. Rabia recalls ‘It kind of became like a conversation piece and just like that I was able to give them this insight on hijab and Muslim women.’

Growing up in the UAE, Rabia designed clothes using her mother’s manufacturing unit. After completing a business degree, she studied fashion in New York. Years of researching and branding later, she created demand for her designs and finally launched her label Rabia Z online in 2007.

A creator in modestly-chic clothing, Rabia has collections that consist of colourful abayas and ready-to-wear outfits, including everything from casual to luxurious eveningwear. Her latest S/S14 designs from the Mukhawara Collection are inspired by the traditional dress, the Mukhawara, influenced by her rich Afghan-Arab heritage.

Rabia states, “I promote modesty…the fact is that we have to live in this life, in this society and in these trying times. Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has said to choose moderation and that’s what I see.”


The World Of Hijab House

Australian label Hijab House has recently announced they will be showcasing there debut collection in a mainstream fashion show at Fashfest in Canberra, Australia from April 30 to May 3 2014.

The brand that was established in 2010 by businessmen Taric Houchar has expanded and had a worldwide influence amongst the Muslim society as designs are based around sophistication, modesty and contemporary fashion for Muslim women. In the past six months alone, the Instagram site of the brand has grown from 8000 followers to 28,000.

Sophie Loader 25, that designs for the brand states she is not from the Islamic Muslim background but had developed a great perspective on culture and traditions.

 ‘‘The fashion is very contemporary at the moment because all these girls have been brought up in western society. Their parents have come out here and the girls have been born in Australia and they have very modern views about their religion,’’ Ms Loader said. ‘‘It’s a great time to open people’s eyes that there is a whole new generation of Muslims out there now.’’

As the brand continues to grow so do iconic designs that have a great influence of the emergence of eastern and western fashion ideologies.dm-wide-fashfest-20140307124335911140-620x349 EB-gal1024Fashfest-20140307114434207388-600x400 EB-gal1024Fashfest-20140307114602651344-600x400 EB-gal1024Fashfest-20140307114629235639-600x400 EB-gal1024Fashfest-20140307114652237329-600x400 EB-gal1024Fashfest-20140307114732275782-600x400 EB-gal1024Fashfest-20140307114800704874-600x400 EB-gal1024Fashfest-20140307114840442783-600x400


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