The march towards the mainstream continues for the Islamic fashion world. Naturally, this means that there’s always plenty of news to report about the goings on with modest fashion and the industry as a whole.
In this article, we’re going to continue what we started last month and take a look at what’s happening in the world of Muslim fashion in March.
Report Suggests Massive Future Growth for the Industry
The various news snippets we’ve presented on the Jubbas website will already give you some idea about the massive steps the Islamic fashion industry has taken in recent years. But now, there are reports confirming what we already know – Islamic fashion is becoming more popular and will continue to grow in popularity in the coming years.
The University of South Wales’ Steven Wright, who is a fashion lecturer, predicts that the industry will be 50% larger in 2020 than it is right now. That’s astronomical growth in a very short period of time.
“Studies are saying its growing exponentially, its set to grow by about fifty percent between now and 2020 meaning billions of pounds,” he says.
“There's quite a large market here in Wales, I think what we're seeing is a growing number of people who for cultural or religious reasons are wanting to dress in a modest way. “But also for a growing number of people who just feel like they want to cover up their body or dress a bit more to the weather.”
Wright makes an important point in his assessment. The growth of Islamic fashion isn’t related to religion alone. The clothes that Muslims have worn for centuries are gaining popularity because of their quality, as well as their religious implications.
But what will this growth mean in real terms?
Well, the current Islamic fashion industry is valued at $44 billion (£31.17 billion) worldwide. This 50% increase would up that to $66 billion (£46.75 billion) in just two years. That’s a $22 billion (£15.58 billion) increase.
Modest Fashion Industry Set for Huge Dubai Show
As the industry’s popularity increases, so too do the number of modest fashion shows taking place.
One of the most exciting of these is scheduled to run from the end of March to the beginning of April in Dubai.
Pret-A-Cover Buyer’s Lane is set to be a six-day celebration of everything that makes Islamic fashion so special. Overseen by the Islamic Fashion Design Council (IFDC), the event will take place between March 28th and April 2nd, 2018.
A total of over 30 designers and brands, both local and international, will join together in the beautiful city of Dubai to present their latest designs. From hijabs to abayas, we predict this event will feature some of the most exciting fashions of the year.
The event will feature huge catwalk shows, as well as a number of meet-and-greet sessions. There’ll be opportunities to see some great designs and then talk to the people who made them. What more could you want from a fashion event?
That’s what’s happening in the world of Islamic fashion in March. But Jubbas is here for those who want to enjoy some modest clothing at home. Check out our huge range and we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your style.