Contemporary Muslim fashions coming to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Halima Aden wears Melinda Looi,(b. 1973, Malaysia) for Melinda Looi (est. 2012, Malaysia). Photography by Sebastian Kim
SAN FRANCISCO - Contemporary Muslim Fashions is the first major museum exhibition to explore the complex and diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide. Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this pioneering exhibition will examine how Muslim women—those who cover and those who do not—have become arbiters of style within and beyond their communities and, in so doing, have drawn attention to the variations and nuances of their daily lives. The exhibition opens with an introduction to the modest fashion industry (currently valued at $44 billion per year). The exhibition’s final section explores high-end fashion designs that have been customized to accommodate Muslim women’s diverse modesty considerations. [More]

Fine Art Museums of San Francisco: "Contemporary Muslim Fashions" (September 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019); de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA; 415.750.3600;
Muslim women wearing modest fashion in (from left to right) Turkey, Iran, and Indonesia MONIQUE JAQUES / ANITA SEPEHRY / BENITA AMALINA