The first Muslim fashion show will be held in Japan in November as part of Halal Expo Japan 2016.
Organized in partnership with the Malaysia-based Moslema In Style, Tokyo Modest Fashion Show will take place at Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center on November 22nd and November 23rd. It will feature the world of 10 designers and brands.
"Beauty is an eternal theme for women in the East and West alike. Of course it is no different for Muslim women, or Muslimahs.
Like elsewhere around the world, Muslim fashion is a very topical issue in Japan.
Earlier this year we reported on UNIQLO’s partnership with Hana Tajima, the British-Japanese "and Muslim" designer who is reinventing the hijab.
The first mosque in Japan, the Kobe Mosque, opened in October 1935 and remains active. The Tokyo Camii, located in a well-to-do district of Shibuya, has a Turkish culture center attached and runs tours for visitors.
The recent surge in tourist numbers has seen many people from Muslim nations visiting Japan, leading to an increase in the availability of Halal Meat and Facilities such as Prayer Rooms in central areas.
The media is taking notice. NHK World recently broadcast a documentary about Muslims in Japan called Bridging Muslims and Japanese.