Oct 20, 2010

Islamic Fashion Festival: I'm Ashamed.

Assalamualaikum and may blessings of Allah be upon you.

I am so ashamed. I can't believe my eyes when I see all these photos below. How can they call it Islamic Fashion Festival when they mock Islam in everything they did? Astaghfirullahalaziim. O Allah, what has happened to our country leaders? Why are these people like this? Can't they differentiate between ISLAMic fashion and NOT? I think even preschool children know what kind of fashion are these.

What kind of Islamic fashion is this?
This might be the back view.  Astaghfirullah.
I think the organizers forgot to put the word NON before the word ISLAMIC. This is TOTALLY non-Islamic.

Please ERASE the backdrop!

NOT ISLAMIC! Not Islamic at all! How can they have this kind of event and call it ISLAMIC FASHION FESTIVAL? I repeat...

A true MOCKERY of our Islamic dress code. I find this really disturbing and feel so insulted.

This one REALLY makes me feel INSULTED!

Astaghfirullahalaziim... I never thought that MALAYSIAN leaders, which inspired the fashion event with a name ISLAMIC FASHION FESTIVAL applauded this creation! This is an insult to our HOLY QUR'AN! 

I won't paste the other photos because you can find them in Google. Please read the news report from BERNAMA below:

ISLAMIC FASHION FAST BECOMING LUCRATIVE BUSINESS, SAYS ROSMAH

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- Islamic fashion is fast becoming a lucrative business with the current market estimated to be worth more than US$96 billion (RM302 billion) a year, said Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Rosmah, wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said it was an enormous market that had yet to be fully tapped.

"The global Muslim population comprises one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, hence representing a major growth opportunity for businesses around the globe, including in the fashion sector," she said at the opening of the Malaysian-inspired festival, the Islamic Fashion Festival (IFF) Gala Dinner and Fashion Show, at the Monaco Sporting Club in Monte Carlo Monday night. The text of her speech was released here.

The event was attended also by, among others, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, Najib and Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Rosmah said that according to the prestigious Dubai French Fashion University Esmod, over half of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslim population is spending a substantial part of their annual income on fashion and accessories.

"This recent interest in Muslim fashion signals the changing dynamics of the ever-increasing interaction among Eastern and Western cultures. Nowadays, Muslim women can choose from a broad selection of designs to create a look that matches their values, traditions and tastes, without compromising any of the three," said Rosmah.

She said that thus "the fashion players would do well to plan ahead so as not to miss the proverbial boat in capturing this lucrative segment of fashion".

Rosmah said major clothing retailers had been busy highlighting how top brands like Anne Klein and Ralph Lauren were already producing fashion lines that met the Islamic requirement of full coverage. Oh, really?

"In the same vein, it is interesting to note that even as the great 'veil' debate raged in France, the country, being the fashion capital of the world, remains as one of the world’s major exporters for Muslim couture 'abayas' and 'niqabs'.

"Clearly, politics notwithstanding, those in the fashion business are increasingly aware of the burgeoning demand for Muslim apparel worldwide," she said.

Rosmah said she hoped that Monaco could emerge as one of the gateways to the European market for Islamic-inspired fashion from Malaysia and the rest of Asia. If the Islamic-inspired fashion is like the ones shown, I don't think it's a good idea.

On IFF, she said its main mission was to capitalise on fashion as a platform to bring together designers and fashion enthusiasts of different cultures, religious backgrounds and race to bring Islamic Couture into the mainstream of style and fashion. Then, PLEAAAAASE make them REAL ISLAMIC. Please.

Since it was started in 2006, IFF has spread its wings to Jakarta, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and New York, featuring the works of more than 200 designers, and had showcased a varied choice of styles and looks for Muslim-dressing, decidedly different from the stereotypical impressions of Islamic apparel held by many. Define stereotypical impressions of Islamic apparel for me please. I'm still so green on this territory.

"The Islamic Fashion Festival is precisely intended to end the myth that a Muslim woman cannot posses a sense of style. On the contrary, Islamic dressing is a style of its own, and today it is beginning to attract more and more attention, as mainstream trends become increasingly bold, sensual and provocative which is unappealing to the more conservative consumers," she said. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

In fact, in affirming the coming-of-age of Muslim fashion through the impressive collections, Islamic fashion is now considered as the breath of fresh air in a global culture, she said. - Bernama

I'm ashamed. Really ashamed. Sorry everyone, I'm very emotional right now.

29 comments:

umm ruman said...

Assalammualaikum kakchik,

I never thought at the end our country will end up as a secular country..Actually it has been started since Tengku Abdul Rahman declared Malaya independence. The westerners successfully managed to change our country mentality towards Islam slowly and seeing this picture was a disgrace to our country as I'm not sure now if it should be call a Muslim country. What more can we say kakchik. These blind leaders would never listen as their own assistants who advice them in every aspects are more towards worldly possession. Thing will never change I guess and we could only see and swallow it till the world ends.

TalkingKeyboard said...

ya Allah. This is not Islamic at all. that blue dress, it mocks Islam.
I thought the previous IFF was okay but this, this is the worst thing ever.

Azura Iznil said...

Seriously stupid!

aiyine said...

agreed with u Kak chik. very2 disappointed.>_<

Azzahra said...

MashaALLAH...how can they called that kind of 'Islamic' Fashion!!!!!!! are they Islamic or not???? Astaghfirullahaladzim...is this so-called OUR LEADER...kiamat sudah dekat...apabila sesuatu pengurusan itu diletak pada bukan ahlinya... I agree with you kakchik it should be there put the word non beside islamic word

MysDear said...

Assalamualaikum...

Beristighfar panjang tadi bila saya tengok gambar2 di atas.Sebelum baca artikel Kak chik tadi, suami dah ada gtau pasal Islamic Fashion festival ni..saya igtkan teruk yang suami maksudkan takat tudung setengah2 tu je,atau baju yg fit kat body je...tapi lepas tgk gambar2 yg kak chik kasi tgk ni..barulah saya faham apa yang suami maksudkan...Astagfirullahal'azim...
terkedu saya tengok! Nampak sangat Islam dipermainkan...sedih sgt!

Adib said...

The level of ignorance here a big joke. Them making huge sums of money and fame by misusing the word "islamic" is so ridiculous that it's not funny at all! People need to be educated about this. If a large population don't even know the simple basics of Islamic modesty then the blame should be on us for not spreading the knowledge. We do not need to invade the government for this matter I believe, but if one were able to advise them then he should do so with wisdom. If not, then we should work on the youth and make sure we influence them into not buying any of those "islamic" products. The lesser people who are interested, the more useless are the products to the government as they aren't making much money anymore.

*~Ange~* said...

wow! in the past they have always delivered mostly modest and interesting designs. I wonder what happened to them this year...

C said...

Asalaamu alaikum

This is what my 12 yr old son said:

How could they dare to put Quran on that SLUTTY dress?!!!!

Yes even a child can see it!

Banana Anne said...

Honestly, this looks like an article from "The Onion" (an American satire "newspaper" with bogus, yet very funny, "articles"). Why they decided to stick the name "Islamic" in the title is beyond me. And I highly, highly doubt that most women who observe hijab are looking to make their outfits more provocative, as the article suggests. The only outfit that would be worthy of being in an Islamic fashion show is the very last one (the dress that the wife of the Prime Minister is wearing).

Farah MR said...

adui..kenapa la diorang buat fesyen show cam ni..ingatkan mmg nak tayang bju islamic..tp last2 mana islamicnya..? yg paling menyakitkan hati tu,boleh pulak gna nama Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. kat bju tu..siap buat terbalik pulak..
PM n rosmah tu takkan tak nampak kot??

Stephanie said...

wow. that blue dress is really quite insulting, i agree.

kakchik said...

Wa'alaikummussalam umm ruman.
This country is already secular sis. Only the current leaders are proudly boasting to the outside world that this is a Muslim country. I feel like it's a mockery to Islam and to us the people who love Islam. However sis, I believe we can change it with the changing of the leaders and government. We have Kelantan as an example. This state 20 years ago was so declining in the Islamic aspects but when the government's change, alhamdulillah many Islamic values are implemented. Insyaallah sis, Malaysia can do it too.

kakchik said...

Dear TalkingKeyboard, that dress should be burnt.

kakchik said...

Azura, very harsh but true conclusion.

kakchik said...

Thanks aiyine. Let's protest in full force.

kakchik said...

Azzahra, this is what happens when a secular leader try to preach Islam.

kakchik said...

Wa'alaikummussalam MysDear. Kakchik pun terkejut sangat. Majlis ni di Monte Carlo tapi sempena IFF la. Sangat menghina Islam rasanya tindakan DSR dan sekutunya ni.

kakchik said...

Adib, I don't want to blame for this because I've been trying my best to spread the knowledge and I believe someone like her and her colleagues knows about the correct form of Islamic dress code. Allahu'alam. If not they must be very ignorant while living in a very modern world. Where have all their religious advisers gone? I wonder.

kakchik said...

Ange, maybe they are suffering from memory lost.

kakchik said...

Wa'alaikummussalam C. Got to give him a big pat on his back.

kakchik said...

Banana Anne, I have to agree with you but still her's also need improvement.

kakchik said...

Farah MR, mereka tersilap banyak. Nak sangat approval dari negara lain hingga sanggup buat dek je melihat semua itu, senyum lebar lagi tu. Allahu Akbar!

kakchik said...

There are a few more Stephanie. Sheer mockery.

Miss Globe said...

Salam to all, as a new Hijabi (Alhamdulillah), I totally disagree if these are called Islamic Fashion trend. We can wear that, but not in public. If these designers meant the fashion to be worn at home or in front of your husband, then it is OK. It is shameful when they are spreading it and telling others that these are what REAL MUSLIMS wear.

diyanadiya said...

nie laaa.. tanda2 akhir zaman... tidak lama lagi kita akan mendengar sangkakala berbunyi.. kepada umat islam jaga diri anda jangan dipengaruhi oleh anasir2 barat yang me mesongkan akidah kita sebagai muslimah islam.. masyaallah....

norfatitah said...

this is really big issue for us. we should boycott them. this is what can be called "Dajjal". i do support this IFF last time and at first sight i like what they tryin to bring out: the real islamic wear. what i remember was that, they have this sha'riah panel who really go through to every design,details, etc...
what happen now? Astaghfirullah!
"Ya Allah, lindungilah kami dari fitnah Dajjal, fitnah kehidupan dunia dan akhirat..amin..."

lala said...

I can't believe that blue dress. Wow.

Vanilla Startowski said...

well with the money the they've been gaining , they should at least get a brain surgery .. Like hell-o.. which part of it is islamic? the arabic writing..astaghfirullah hal azim.. it is a true mockery of us.. They should really drop the islam name from the fashion festival ..such a humiliation.. or maybe with that amount of money they should go to islamic fashion school , and learn what is islamic fashion..

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