Hijab, a modest costume adorned by a majority of Muslim women has not always been a fascinating thing for the top brands and designers like Dolce Gabbana, Atelier Versace, Valentino or Michale Kors. Somewhere down the line this traditional and modest costume has been out casted by the top notch designers. May be they never thought of doing something exquisite with this attire? Has Louis Vuitton or Calvin Klein ever played with the idea of designing a Hijab and showcasing it on the ramp?
There are some other “not so famous” designers who have taken the initiative of redefining the look of Hijab and present it on the runway. But the fact remains that, this trend is still not popular among the leading ladies of fashion or the women who wish to dress up like a demure. But toying with the idea of designing clothes specific to the Muslim Community can not gain popularity till the time the International and most known brands play along.
Is the outcast of the Muslim clothes by the International brands somewhat similar to segregating the Muslim population from the larger crowd? The Muslim women aspires to adorn stylish looks too but initially the hijab and now the non-interested International brands have hampered their desires. The only choice they are left with is to wear outfits by ace designers like Valentino and Marc Jacobs and then cover their look with a Hijab.
Would the scenario be the same if top notch couturiers like Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Zuhair Murad, Marc Jacobs come out with collections inspired by Hijabs? The answer would surely be a loud 'NO'. The high end designer collections and the much awaited ramp walks for show casing hijab collection, would give a boost to the beautifully demurish costume. And the ladies who wish to try something in Hijab can definitely go for the new designs.
If the religious ensemble hits the list of the things that inspires the celebrated designers, the religious costume can end the phase of outcasting a part of global population.