Fashion trends starting in the Middle East

Usually when we think about top fashion trends, brands and designers, our mind immediately goes to cities like Milan, Paris or New York.  However, the most attentive fashionistas know there’s a huge fashion work beyond these cities.

Some of the hottest fashion trends today are starting in the Middle East. 

More and more, the way Arab women are changing the world in many ways – one of them being fashion. They no longer accept the general stereotype view of them as submissive housewives and mothers.

Even the hijab is now making a strong statement in regards to feminism.  Women make the decision to wear it, to cover and dress how they want.

The hijab went from a religious garment to a fashion statement.

Moreover, some super exciting fashion designers are coming up in the Middle East. If you’re a fashion lover, make sure to take a look at the work of Zhor Rais, Farah Al Asmar and Rula Galayini (among others).

Similarly, some of today’s most exciting and followed fashion brands are coming out of the Middle East. Rami Kadi, Georges Chakra, Zuhair Murad, and Elie Saab are just some of the brands making their way into the highest levels of the fashion world.

Instagram is a major vehicle for fashion trends in the Middle East

Instagram has become a major vehicle for influencers and trendsetters, and in the Middle East, this is no exception. If you are looking for inspiration make sure to follow fashionistas like Hend AlRumaihi (@hendrumaihi), Latifa AlShamsi (@latifalshamsi) and Modest Mira (@modestmira_).

The same way, many fashion lovers use Youtube to spread the new fashion trends in the Middle East. Here, you’ll be able to find just about anything. From hijab tutorials to full, blogging and commenting about the new upcoming styles. One thing is for sure: Muslim women have never looked more colorful.

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