Fuss-Free Hijabs

Here’s a shopping list that no busy, fashion-forward Muslim woman should ignore. By Maryam Yusof. I decided to start wearing the hijab on the first day of Ramadhan in 2010. I realized in those early days that I was spending a lot more time fixing my hijab before heading to class than I used to spend … Read more

Dior Exhibition Graces Harrods

Modestly sized yet immensely memorable, the newest Dior exhibition took iconic London department store Harrods by storm. Words by Zinah Nur Sharif. The ‘Dior at Harrods’ exhibition, which wrapped up on Sunday, is a wonderland of Dior’s instantly recognizable color scheme of grey and white – a theme of ‘French Savoir Faire and British Charm’. … Read more

Hijab tutorial: easy pashmina styling

Sister Jaslina is all about the E to the Z! Throw on a pashmina, flip it around your head once or twice, and you’ll be ready to paint the town red! This video features four modest and easy styles using soft maxi pashmina. Try out the styles – they’re E–Z!  Connect with me for more hijab … Read more

Ethical Muslim Fashion Brands

The Rana Plaza garment factory disaster highlighted the need for equitable, fair trade practices. Maryam Yusof shares her picks of ethical Muslim-owned fashion businesses. In April last year, the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh that killed 1,129 workers made headlines and exposed the lack of safety standards, poor working conditions and low wages … Read more

MOCAfest 2015: Alia Khan making a difference through fashion and charity

She’s cool, she’s suave, she’s full of heart. Alia Khan is one of the big hitters in Islamic fashion and in this intimate interview with Aquila Style, she reveals her motivations behind her business, the Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC), women’s rights, hijab, the gradual fusion of cultures that is beginning to happen in Islamic fashion … Read more

To die for? How throwaway fashion is costing lives

The latest apparel factory disaster casts the spotlight on not only corporate social responsibility but also the end users: us. By Arwa Aburawa. ‘O you who have believed, do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly but only [in lawful] business by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you … Read more

Where Are the Muslim Fashion-Misters?

Muslim female fashionistas are the talk of the town these days. Jonathan Wilson wants to know where the men are. The hijabi army, scarfies, hijabers and hijabistas, as well as Muslim women who don’t wear hijab, are all making a splash and grabbing fashion headlines. Muslim men, on the other hand, are barely making a ripple. This … Read more

How to Select the Perfect Plus Size Dress

It might be your special night out, but you don’t have the right dress to wear. So, for the ladies with curves out there, never be disappointed if you have difficulty in picking the right dress for you. Finding a plus size dress is easy, but only choosing the dress that fits you perfectly and … Read more

Tehuana Flowers on a Muslim Girl

Converts can also find modest inspiration in their traditional cultural outfits, discovers Eren Cervantes-Altamirano. My maternal family is from the state of Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Oaxaca is one of those regions that features a few different indigenous groups along with mestizos (people who identify as children of Spanish and indigenous descent) and Caucasian groups. My family belongs to … Read more