Style Spied: Cassandra Dini from Indonesia

Cassandra loves to try new styles, though her current obsession is andro-style: a little tomboyish, chooses boots over heels and admires the styles of Agyness Deyn and Cara Delevigne. She likes to accessorize her outfits with earrings and interesting headpieces. Age: 29 Occupation: Designer, Photographer and Fashion Stylist Location: Bandung, Indonesia

Style Spied: Rani Hatta from Indonesia

Simplicity at its best is what Rani Hatta is all about. By Shea Rasol. A lovely mum of one, Rani Hatta is a young and aspiring designer from Indonesia. She also happens to be one of Instagram’s most popular hijabi fashionistas, who have managed to capture the hearts of thousands with her simple and effortless style. … Read more

Style spied: Zeynep Mutlu-Iskender from Germany

This fashion practitioner challenges prejudices and builds bridges, all while celebrating her signature hijab style. By Katharina Pfannkuch. With her signature turban style, Zeynep is one of the pioneers of the Islamic fashion landscape in Germany. In terms of modern Islamic fashion, Germany is not as far developed as the UK or the Netherlands, despite a … Read more

Style spied: Hidaya from Japan

Too awesomely quirky for words? That’s what Hidaya’s fresh take on fashion looks like. By Shea Rasol. Hidaya is a Javanese Indonesian born and bred in Malaysia. She currently resides in Japan, and we believe that’s where Hidaya’s quirky style began to evolve. While keeping up with trends is not Hidaya’s forte, she ensures that the … Read more

Fabulously Halal Clothing & Accessories

Well-informed consumers are increasingly opting for halal fashion and lifestyle products as their wholesomeness appeals even to non-Muslims. Patricia Chow-Capodieci rounds up some halal lifestyle brands, some of which also adopt ethical and environmentally friendly practices. Clothing & Accessories Dian Pelangi Indonesia The brand’s name combines the name of its young designer, 19-year-old Dian Wahyu Utami, … Read more

Hana Tajima: Creative to the brim

Best known as the designer behind former fashion label Maysaa, her evolving creative career is an extension of her former pursuits as a kid raised by two artist-parents. She spoke to Meaghan Brittini. She spent her childhood typing out her own newspapers and magazines on typewriters, playing with fabrics, and intently watching her parents create. “Most … Read more