6 Wins That Have Made The Fashion World A More Inclusive Space For Muslim Women

American Eagle Outfitters just came out with a new denim hijab.

While fashion may be an industry known for routinely failing to represent people of different body types, backgrounds, ages, and more, we are happy to report, times-are-a-changin'.  Though there is a long way to go, those who have demanded fashion to be a more inclusive space are being heard. 

Many brands have taken notice by creating plus-size editions of on-trend styles, using unretouched photos of diverse women, and highlighting models of all ages.  

One area of progress particularly exciting to see is that a number of brands are now releasing collections with Muslim women in mind. The launches often include modest-wear and hijabs that allow Muslim women to express themselves while still adhering to their religious beliefs. 

To spotlight this positive change, we've rounded up just a few of these brands that are including the needs of Muslim women into their wider collections. Hopefully they will inspire others to follow suit. 




1. Nike announced it will be launching a "pro hijab" for Muslim female athletes.

Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad made history for being the first hijab-wearing athlete in the Rio Olympics, and the milestone was soon followed by the announcement that Nike would be launching a "pro hijab" for Muslim female athletes for Spring 2018. The streamlined design won't impact an athlete's performance and it will keep them comfortable thanks to its breathable material.

2. Dolce & Gabbana created a unique collection of hijabs and abayas.

Dolce & Gabbana was one of the first designers to produce a collection of hijabs and abayas. The silhouettes were in keeping with traditional Muslim dress, but unique details were added so customers could express their personal style. 

3. H&M cast model Mariah Idrissi who is the first to wear a hijab in an H&M campaign.

H&M's campaigns have touched on issues such as body positivity and recycling. In the brand's "Close the Loop" campaign, it marked the first time that a hijab-wearing woman was featured. Hijab-wearing model Mariah Idrissi was cast in the campaign along with a diverse mix of people.

4. Veil fuses technology, Muslim dress, and high performance gear to produce hijabs that stay in place.

Veil is a modest activewear line that creates clothes and hijabs that allow women to work out comfortably, while still respecting their religious beliefs. The brand fuses technology, Muslim dress, and high performance gear to produce hijabs that stay in place.



5. Anneisa Hasibuan made NYFW history when her runway show included all models wearing hijabs.

Indonesian designer Anneisa Hasibuan made NYFW history when her runway show included all models wearing hijabs. The designer told the Jakarta Post, "I want to bring the Indonesian name to the fashion world, and use my clothes to introduce people to the different and diverse parts of Indonesia."

6. American Eagle Outfitters's latest campaign features Halima Aden wearing a denim hijab.

American Eagle Outfitters most recently earned praise for its "I Can" campaign celebrating not just dreaming, but doing. The campaign featured model Halima Aden wearing a denim hijab, which is available for customers to buy. 

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