Modest fashion designers from across the world are increasingly making a mark in the industry.
In September this year, Malaysian Anniesa Hasibuan made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on the New York Fashion Week catwalk. The 30-year-old’s eclectic range received a rare standing ovation and wowed the press, helping to break down stereotypes and drive awareness of the beauty of modest style.
Malaysian brand Mimipikita is also flying high on the modest fashion radar. The brand is run by three sisters and debuted at London Fashion Week with a Spring/Summer 2016 collection that impressed many.
The firm’s founders, Nurul, Amirah and Syahira Zulkifl, spoke exclusively to My Salaam to reveal their top fashion tips for the upcoming season and unveil some of their best fall/winter 2016 designs.
1) High-fashion overcoats
A statement coat can help to pep up your daytime wardrobe.
This wool vest and coat (pictured) gets the high-fashion treatment with exaggerated cuts and unusual colour combinations.
2) The brocade way
Accentuated brocades are bang on trend. It’s all about the marrying of the clashing fabrics. The more ornate, the better.
3) Unashamedly retro
Sixties chic is back in vogue. It’s all about bold prints, cuts, unique fabrications and easy-to-wear shift dresses. Think along the lines of iconic women such as Catherine Deneueve and Jean Shrimpton – how would they bring their style into the modern age?
4) Seeing stripes
Stripes are back for the fall again. Make sure you choose unusual colors, different proportions and textures for a new take on lines this season.
5) Elevated everyday outfits
This season sees a movement towards minimalism and fuss-free clothes. The focus is on creating ‘luxe everyday wear’ looks. These day-by-day pieces feature interesting pattern cuttings, fabrications or details. The more creative touches you can add to your everyday pieces, the better.
(All pics courtesy of Mimipikita fall/winter 2016)