Notable international Islamic designers are billed to be in Abuja this weekend to participate in an Islamic fashion show organised by Muslim Identity (MID), an Islamic oriented business entity based in Abuja.
According to the CEO of MID, Abdulhameed Adetona, International Islamic designers such as Al-Farah, and Artizara, from the US, Aab and Modestly Active from the UK, as well as Bokitta and Oswara from Lebanon and Egypt respectively will all grace the event.
Mr. Adetona says although the fashion meet is exclusively for women, Lawung a designer based in the UK that specialises in male executive Jallabiya will also participate.
Mr. Adetona also said the ‘Faith Meets Fashion’ Show is organised by his company in collaboration with its International Clothing Partner, Islamic Design House, (UK).
The event he said “is aimed at extolling the beauty inherent in Islamic Fashion and bringing together Muslim female personalities from all walks of life”.
According to the CEO, the wife of the Vice President, Amina Sambo, will be the special guest of honour, while top Muslim female dignitaries such as wives of state governors, female muslim ministers and wives of muslim ministers, female Muslim National Assembly Members and wives of Muslim National Assembly members, and other top brass in the society will be present at the event.
Mr. Adetona said nine brands would be on the runway, out of which only one will be for men and even that one would be showcased by young boys.
Throwing light on the programme’s emphasis on women, Mr. Adetona said “the event is a celebration of womanhood; it is to appreciate the status of women in Islam, how much they are revered and respected. It is an exclusive event for women and the beauty of their modesty and simplicity. It is an opportunity for women to mingle and network,” he said.
On his company’s main reason for organizing the event, the CEO said, “It is to show that Islamic religion is not an old-fashioned one but a dynamic one.”
“Islam is a way of life that also covers fashion and business. Faith does not mean we should live a dull life, our stylish and modest fashion can preach and encourage either members of the religion or the opposite religions,” he added.