November 29, 2006

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Funky fare for Muslim fashionistas


JAKARTA (Reuters) - Mention the words Islamic and fashion and most people think of big black burqas or shapeless chadors.

But a fashion show of Islamic clothing in Indonesia on Tuesday shattered the stereotype, as dozens of models sashayed down the catwalk in outfits that complied with Muslim tradition but also oozed funk and flounce.

“Muslim fashion should not be identified with long black scary attire, but Muslim women can appear in nice, trendy, up-to-date fashion,” said Musa Widyatmojo, supervisor of the Indonesian fashion designers’ association.

“Indonesia is a trendsetter for Muslim fashion followed by Malaysia.”

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