The Islamic Fashion Festival that originated in Malaysia, took place in Cannes, France last week. It was aimed at showing people how valuable the Muslim market is when it comes to high end luxury. However, it appears there isn’t much about it online.
According to the Source Journal “Cannes will host the Islamic Fashion Festival (IFF) from the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel this Friday May 22. Dubbed ”Lawrence of Arabia on the French Riviera” the event will boast 28 looks from seven different designers hailing from Kuala Lumpur, London, Paris and Jakarta. The event hopes to lift the profile of luxury fashion in the Islamic market. According to Thomson Reuters and the Dinard Standard, the global Islamic fashion and accessories market should reach $484bn dollars by 2019.”
Here are some photos we found via this blog. Click the link to see more photos details of designers but beware that site has a lot of funky ads that seem to pop up and it’s in french.
With all the drama surrounding hijab in France, it’s quite ironic they hosted a show like this there.
What do you think? If people realize how much the market is worth, will they stop giving hijabis such a hard time?