actually I should have posted this yesterday but I suppose better later then not at all. Have you ever seen an Islamic Fashion Show? I mean one where clothing both obeying the Islamic law and and beautiful, even modern is shown. (By female models being taken photos of which’d already be an issue for some people). The Iran has hosted the 3rd International Islamic Fashion Show “Women of my Land” from 12 to 25 June 2008
The festival is scheduled to introduce about 1,000 designs for wedding dress and 16 top designs, Farahnaz Ghandforoush, advisor to Tehran governor in women’s affairs said here recently.
“Several specialized gatherings for children, young adults and their families will also be held on the sidelines of the event,” she said, adding that about 500 women can visit the fashion show every evening.
Visitors from about 25 countries will also attend this year’s festival, where Iranian provinces of Gilan, Sistan-Baluchestan, Kordestan, and Ilam will have a special active presence, Ghandforoush concluded. (Mehrnews.com)
Can this be regarded as another try by the Irani regime to present Iran as a modern country with modern issues? Or rather one to show young women that wearing hijab doesn’t make them any less beautiful? Well if so apparently it was a rather bad one as Shahrzad wrote sharing exactly my opinion (though I’m far from being an expert on Hijab-Fashion):
Some are So odd. Colors are not fitted with the pants or scarf or shoes and the makeup is just disaster. Some of them may be good. But generally nothing especial for me! (Shahrzad)
Iran’s true issues are a little differnt of course. Yet unfortunately it’s nothing but business as usuall in the Islamic Republic.
But before I forget, here are the photos of the fashion show as taken by FARSNEWS.