MoMu & Mvslim: Modest Fashion Forum
What is modest fashion?
In its essence it refers to a fashion trend of wearing less skin-revealing clothes. The exact interpretation of 'modest' varies: women dress modestly due to religious and cultural reasons, including Muslims, Jews and Christians. Or to attain a certain aesthetic due to personal preference.
We invited Emma Tarlo to shed light into the tradition, identity and fashion of modest clothing.
Emma Tarlo is a professor of anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London and an author. Her previous books include Clothing Matters , winner of the 1998 Coomaraswamy Prize, and Visibly Muslim.
The below texts are a transcript of “Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion”. For the imagery with the text we invited fashion stylist Farah El Bastani. Along with photographer Sophie Rata, Farah successfully incorporated Belgian designers in this inspiring modest fashion shoot.