Muslim Fashion House Haute Hijab Launches S/S 2013 Clothing Line
The Muslim fashion house Haute Hijab launched their Spring/Summer 2013 collection today, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The line can be viewed on their online store, www.hautehijab.com. The line focuses on modest clothing catered to Muslim women but is intended for all who admire impeccable design and modest options. Today's new launch coincides with the unveiling of a new website; complete with a live instagram feed, updated product views and a new blog interface.
The new line comes at a time when the mainstream fashion industry has taken notice of the rising Muslim fashion scene. Media attention regarding the rise in Muslim fashion includes a Huffington Post Live interview with Muslim stylists and bloggers, a Daily Beast article about the rise of Muslim fashion bloggers and a New York Times article entitled, A Modest Proposal. Menkes writes, "Right now, covering up seemsfar more modern than baring it all."
The new Spring/Summer collection includes skirts, dresses and tops in exquisitely elegant designs featuring stunning baroque lace and of-the-moment stripes and polka dots. The line's main attraction features a long-sleeved evening gown in both black and ivory. CEO and Chief Designer Melanie Elturk is influenced by vintage designs and feminine silhouettes of times past. "I wanted this line to be a continuation of the last collection, with elegance, sophistication and cutting-edge design as the common thread that weave our pieces together."