Hijabs & Runways: Why Designers Are Tapping Into Islamic Fashion
This week, Dolce & Gabbana said it was tapping into the Islamic fashion market. This year has seen various collections centered around Muslim fashion.By Melissa Prax | January 10, 2016
Earlier this week, Dolce & Gabbana revealed its spring-summer collection would include abayas and hijabs in select countries. But D&G aren't the only ones tapping into the Islamic fashion market.
The past year has arguably made Islamic fashion more mainstream after H&M included a Muslim model wearing a hijab in a video campaign and brands like Monique Lhuillier, Tommy Hilfiger and DKNY launched Ramadan collections.
Hijab literally means "cover" and dates back to 13 B.C., although, its use has changed over time. First, the hijab was for elites, then it was worn for religious reasons and now it has both a religious and cultural significance.