Faith fashion fusion explores Muslim women's style in Australia

16 September 2015

An exhibition titled Faith fashion fusion will be on show at Albury's LibraryMuseum from Saturday 19 September, opening with a parade of contemporary Islamic fashions at 2pm presented by Eisha Saleh from Baraka.

From swimwear and denim to elegant red carpet dresses, Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women's style in Australia showcases the emerging modest fashion market and the work of a new generation of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs making a mark on the Sydney fashion industry with their stylish clothing ranges.

Glynis Jones, curator of Faith, fashion, fusion at the Powerhouse Museum, said: "The words 'faith' and 'fashion' do not often appear in the same context. This exhibition illustrates they are not incompatible; 'modest fashion' is one of the global fashion industry's largest growth areas."

Faith, fashion, fusion features garments, fashion shoots and interviews with six Sydney-based fashion brands – Baraka Woman, Fay Tellaoui, Hijab House, Integrity Boutique, Ahiida® and Ninety9 by Aida Zein.

Social media and blogs are used to communicate the latest styles and the exhibition includes the online commentary of influential Australian fashion blogger Delina Darusman-Gala, Sydney's first Muslim fashion blogger. Through her blog, Delina shares her love of clothing and offers advice on fashion, where to buy outfits and accessories, and how to make mainstream fashion trends more modest.

The exhibition will continue until Sunday 15 November.

For more information call the LibraryMuseum on 6023 8333.