[Muslim women look at a model (C) presenting a creation by brand Meem Clothings during Tokyo Modest Fashion Show, Muslim fashion show, at Halal Expo Japan in Tokyo, Japan, November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai]
Tokyo: Models wearing an array of colorful hijabs walked down a Tokyo catwalk on Tuesday in what organizers said was the first such fashion show for Muslim women in Japan. The show is free and will be open for two days.
Floral patterns were among the designs adorning long robe garments and matching headscarves at Japan's first "Muslimah Fashion Show", which is taking place as part of a two-day Halal Expo Japan event, according to Reuters.
The first of its kind on Japanese soil, "Tokyo Modest Fashion Show 2016" is free and open to all. The event presents four fashion shows over two days, as well as styling workshops. The show is a spotlight bright enough to pierce the shadows and misconceptions that surround Islamic dress, Japan Times reported.
Building on the increase in Muslim visitors to Japan from East Asia brought in by an inbound wave of tourists is a modesty-themed fashion show as part of the Halal Expo 2016 on November 22 and 23 that aims to link Japanese sensibilities with those from the Muslim world, the paper said.
Around 10 brands, mainly from Singapore, are showcasing their creations at the Tokyo Modest Fashion Show.