In our very first article, we introduced you to modest fashion. There is no consensus about the definition of this term. Each individual has its own and this is what makes modest fashion very rich, diverse and inspiring. We asked modest fashion designers their thoughts about modesty and modest fashion. Their answers are very interesting to read.
What Designers Think About Modest Fashion
“A large diamond is considered precious and valuable because it’s rare and uncommon. Modesty works the same way.
Modesty places value on a woman’s body, By covering our intimate parts, we boldly state that we are precious, valuable, and not available for common consumption. Modesty promotes female dignity. By dressing modestly we silently proclaim that we are not purchasable objects. Modesty demands respect. Women who dress with modest class naturally demand more respect. When we respect our own bodies, we encourage the respect, honor, and admiration from those around us. Modesty draws attention to the face. By dressing immodestly we invite everyone, including creepers, to enjoy what isn’t theirs. By dressing modestly we instantly put the creepers in their place. We send the message that our face is where the focus needs to be.
I think the rise of the Modest Fashion was indicative of a larger movement that’s been happening in fashion for a while, starting from Dolce and Gabbana to H&M and sparked productions of Ramadan collections.”
“I think that the most interesting fashion is that which is subtle and understated. I see this as a design ethic in itself and it aligns with a modest fashion genre. It is empowering in demonstrating that women can still achieve an attractive and unique look without compromising their personal viewpoint on modesty.”
“The most interesting thing is that from the very beginning of the creation of Asian Spirit, I saw and felt femininity as something that later became the definition of modest. For me, it is first of all the internal state of a woman, when she keeps herself, without scattering or wasting her value, saves energy, and only shares it when she wants. Therefore, modest fashion helps her to stay in this state and anchors her in it. Natural fabrics, layering, freedom of movement, the comfort of the body, lack of exposure or attraction are all conservation elements of the holistic women’s status that do not depend on the external environment or circumstances.”
“Modesty for us is not certain preferences in clothes, it is basically a way of life bred-in-the-bone. Its absence or presence is noticeable in the gait, voice, gestures, look, behavior at any time. This is something that you can lose very easily and is almost impossible to buy, no matter how modest your outward attire is, what’s inside can’t be hidden.”
“Modest fashion is my way of life. It is not just a kind of fashion. For me, it is important that women who dress modestly are beautiful, that their siblings look at them with love, and that our husbands don’t look at us with disgust but take us as we are. When I make clothes, I embody the spiritual beauty that I have inside! I wish that Muslim women were incredibly beautifully dressed, and that people came to Islam through our clothes too, to avoid and break the stereotype of people who don’t understand what modesty is.”
AMAL AL RASI
“The meaning of modesty varies from person to person, however for me, it is what makes me feel comfortable! To me, modesty might mean being more covered as opposed to someone from a different background. As long as you feel good and comfortable then you are ready to explore anything that comes your way.”
We hope reading what designers think about modest fashion was interesting to you and help you develop your own opinion on this subject. To learn more about modest fashion download our white paper “Modest Fashion Unveiled” here