A little over a year ago, the Islamic Fashion and Design Council paused to listen to a worldwide whisper that was gradually growing into a roar – from across the globe, in practically every country on every continent, women and men who sought to dress modestly.
The Islamic headscarf is a religious symbol, but in Egypt it's also become a fashion accessory. A major industry has developed surrounding the headgear, offering many variations on colours, design and fabric.
Islamic fashion is a growing force in Muslim countries, and now its models want their voices heard. They've formed a union in Egypt, calling for the right to wear the headscarf and work in accordance with the laws of Islam but also within the realm of fashion.
This market is huge and demands our attention. These were the words of Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC) Founder and Chairwoman, Alia Khan, who spoke on the relevance, growth and opportunities within the global Islamic fashion and design sectors.
If you feel that dressing modestly may sometimes be a challenge, fear not. A group of designers decimated this difficulty at the Islamic Fashion and Design Council's exhibition at the recently concluded 2015 International Textile Fair.
Whoever said that beauty was just skin deep? This year's Modest Trends platform at the International Textile Fair will show that Islamic fashion trends do more than give you pretty designs and the ability to look good in a selfie.