Jill D'Alessandro, Reina Lewis
Contemporary Muslim Fashions
This lavishly illustrated book presents Muslim fashion as an essential part of contemporary style.
This dazzling exploration of contemporary Muslim modest dress, from historic styles to present-day examples, accompanies a major exhibition and reveals the enormous range of self-expression through fashion achieved by Muslim men and women. Filled with documentary and fashion photography as well as stills from runway shows and the media, this book explores the ways Muslim style cultures are shaped by global trends and religious beliefs. From high-end couture to streetwear, this volume shows how established and diaspora regions, such as Dubai, Jakarta, London, and New York, are homes to thriving industries that create classic and cutting-edge looks. Accompanying these images are essays and personal narratives by leading voices that touch on everything from the history of modest dress to social media. A fascinating examination of a major segment of the fashion industry, this book highlights the ingenuity and creativity of Muslim designers and wearers as they deftly navigate the fashion industry while maintaining their religious and cultural identities.
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JILL D’ALESSANDRO is Curator of the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Her previous books include Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll and Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave (Prestel). REINA LEWIS is Professor of Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion. She is the author of Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures.