Image: @@thehijabstylist on InstagramThere have beenhigh-fashion collections inspired by the Middle East and ready-to-wear linesfeaturinghijabs and abayas. The 26-year-old pharmacist began blogging when she saw a void in the fashion industry for chic modest clothing. Tufa told i-D she draws inspiration from street style and outfits she sees on social media.She then considers how to translate what’s already trending in the fashion industry to something modest that she and other Muslim women can stylishly wear.
There have beenhigh-fashion collections inspired by the Middle East and ready-to-wear linesfeaturinghijabs and abayas. But fashion-forward clothing for Muslim women by Muslim women has been missing from the industry until now.
Australia’s Zulfiye Tufa, of the blog”The Hijab Stylist,”is changing that and bringing modest clothingto the forefront of the fashion conversation.
The 26-year-old pharmacist began blogging when she saw a void in the fashion industry for chic modest clothing. She provided styling tips for other women and focused on “interpreting fashion through the lens of faith,” as she told Melbourne’s The Herald Sun.
“I’m not making something no one’s seen before, I am trying to fix a problem,” Tufa told i-D.”[By problem]I mean modifying what is already in fashion, or ‘hijab-ifying’ that to meet the guidelines or criteria of what women who wear headscarves, or dress modestly can wear.”
“Mainstream fashion doesn’t take modesty into account, and if it does, it’s only a trend that comes and goes,” she said toi-D. “It’s about how to be creative with your style so you don’t look like a piece of fabric walking around.”