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The traditional conservative Arabic and Islamic clothing has seen a huge revolution with designers tapping this market and infusing their creativity in the designs and fabrication. While the apparel still upholds its objective of concealing the women’s entire body, the silhouettes and value additions imparts opulence to its make.

Islamic fashion on Monaco’s ramps – Models take to the catwalk during the 4th edition of the Islamic Fashion Festival Charity Gala.
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Abaya, loose over garment that was predominantly fabricated from plain black crepeGeorgette, and chiffon has found new expressions by propound experimentation with Swarovski , lace , pearls, handwork, explicit embroideries, detailing on hem, golden and silver neckline and cuff line. The abaya covers the whole body except the face, feet, and hands. It can be worn with the niqāb, a face veil covering all but the eyes.

Islamic fashion – Abaya
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Islamic fashion – Abaya
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Islamic fashion – Abaya
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Islamic fashion – Abaya
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Islamic fashion – Abaya
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Islamic fashion – Modern Abaya
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Islamic fashion – Modern Abaya
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Silhouettes have also witnessed an evolving trend with kimono, double layered with outer black with reflection of inner colored fabric being extensively employed to add an extra layer of beauty.

Jilbab, long and loose-fit coat that drapes the entire body worn by Muslim women is now embellished with rich embroideries, floral sew on motifs, this is worn with Hijab that covers hand and head.

Islamic fashion – Jilbab
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Islamic fashion – Jilbab
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Kaftan the loose kimono dress is crafted on cotton and cotton blended with wool fabric embellished with opulent embroideries on neckline and front bodice.

Kim Kardashian’s Kaftan in Dubai
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Islamic fashion – Kaftan
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Islamic fashion – Kaftans
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Djellaba, traditional long, loose-fitting unisex outer robe with full sleeves that were earlier constructed from wool for winter clothing and in cotton for summer are now being experimented in lightweight textiles.

Islamic fashion – Djellaba
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Islamic fashion – Abaya, Jilbab, Kaftan & Djellaba seen during the gulf fashion show.
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While this sphere still remains in its nascent stage, there is still a lot to be explored and revamped by the burgeoning designers

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