“CELEBRATING” “MODESTY”Does this dress make my ass look fatwa? 


London Modest Fashion Week will “celebrate” Britain’s growing sharia-compliant fashion industry — less than two weeks after women living under Islamic fundamentalist regimes risked imprisonment when they burnt their hijabs on No Hijab Day.

Described as an “exciting addition to the London fashion calendar” and “a celebration of style and global cultures”, London Modest Fashion Week will showcase “modest style” lines on the catwalk this weekend.

The show will also put on a sharia legal clinic and zakat (religious tax) hub at the Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, venue.

Organised by the Islamic clothing curator Haute Elan, the fashion website’s founder Romanna Bint-Abubaker said in 2017: “The fastest growing global consumer is at the moment the Muslim market.

I know that businesses exist to chase after a dollar, wherever it can be found, but could we at least stop with “celebrating”? And indeed with buying into the whole “modesty” thing, which implies that everyone else not similarly covered up is immodest. Maybe the fashion industry likes to think of themselves as the temptress whores, but the women who are their customers arguably don’t.