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Models in hijab enthrall Kuala Lumpur by Islamic expression, creativity and culture
Thursday August 20, 2015 11:33 PM, News Network

Kuala Lumpur: When Jennifer Hawkins, Kate Peck and Rachael Finch sizzled in neon, metallics and swimwear for the 'Myer Spring 2015 Fashion Launch' in Australia, hundreds of miles away around the same time in Kuala Lumpur , 'Islamic Fashion Festival' designers showed beauty in modesty.

The show enthralled over 100,000 visitors from all across Malaysia and neighboring states who visited the Islamic Fashion Festival held on day three of the five-day Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, which runs from August 12 to 16, according to the Daily Mail.

The event showcases work from more than 80 designers who as well as Kuala Lumpur, herald from China, Britain, Singapore, Australia and Indonesia, the MailOnline said.

With their beautifully styled head scarfs and full-length skirts, the models of the Islamic Fashion Festival were a world away from the figure revealing bikinis that graced the Myer runway.

Soft pinks and earthy browns were accentuated with pops of orange and green as designers showcased their work as part of the Ready-to-Wear show.

Collections from Yan’s Creations, Aini Bakker, Munsya and Farel Mikhail were shown as part of the Festival that aims to raise awareness for Islamic expression, creativity, and culture.

Designers favoured soft pastels and billowing fabrics with an emphasis on layers.

Long sleeve shirts and maxi skirts were paired with soft head scarfs or wide-brimmed hats that the models wore with heavily charcoaled eyes and nude lips.

The exposed midriffs or tanned legs that defined the Myer runway were nowhere in sight, but some models sported intricate gold and black henna tattoos on the backs of their hands and fingers.

The ensembles were accessorised with nude or black stilettos and some statement pieces including a diamond choker necklace worn over a black turtle-neck shirt and a jewelled waisted belt.

The show, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week founder Andrea Tan told a press conference, was an important platform for a growing number of new designers.

[Photo Caption: Models used gold and black henna tattoos on their hands and fingers. (Photo Credit: AP)]

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