More from the hijab designing sisters

So I found these pictures online. Judged by the “headgear” these girls are sporting, I think it’s the design of the kurdish-norwegian Badrkhan sisters that I have already written about. It’s supposed to be from one of their fashion shows…

Somehow I’m not convinced. I think they need a trip around the arab world (and the rest of the muslim world,too), especially Dubai and Cairo, to learn a little more about what most muslim women would wear. I know they are designing for the muslim women living in the West, but still, would you wear this? They are definitly up to something, but I think they are still not sure what. Also some of the outfits are a little bit curve hugging. For more pictures, click here.. -If you could read norwegian, you would faint by the stupid comment to the opening picture there, it says something like this; the models were praying to the rythm of the music?!?!?!?!?! Ya3ni eh?????

I think I could wear something like the outfit in the first picture here, minus the fitted hijab, and minus the unmatching pants. What I’m trying to say is that the 1st top is wearable.. What do you think?

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17 thoughts on “More from the hijab designing sisters

  1. Nadia says:

    Assalamo aleykum, sister! I am totallllyyyy fascinated by your blog 🙂
    But, i was just wondering… Are you norwegian? Asking because of you were right about that stupid comment to the opening picture! (!???)
    Anyway, I wouldn’t wear those tightfitted hijabs. Think the loose ones drapes better, i consider them more fitting in the western world picture than the tight ones.

  2. basbousa says:

    Wa Alaikum assalam!
    Yes, I’m living in Norway!
    Glad you like my blog, keep checking in 😀

  3. ania says:

    Would never wear this clothes, I can see your point with the first top but still I think it makes the girl on the picture looking double her size. The fitted hijab no no no! This clothes need a bit of colour (definetelly a visit to Cairo would help :)), different fabric etc
    Inshallah their next collection will be better.
    Anyway love your blog…

  4. raquelevita says:

    I agree with Nadia about the top. It’s actually reminiscent of a giant tablecloth.

    The rest – I don’t quite get it. It’s an A for effort, but not so much for execution.

  5. Aaminah says:

    Asalaamu alaikum.

    I absolutely do not “get” the scarf styles. Ick. (I am, however, not so young anymore and very traditional.) I do however like the two suits in the second picture, in theory, and can see them being rather “West-friendly”, but that they are too fitted and should be looser. The pink caftan is kinda much and very grossly form-fitted, but if it were a loose caftan would be very pretty for special events like Eid or a wedding.

  6. erica aisha says:


    Oh snap… Raquel Evita comments on your blog… LUCKY!

    The outfits are a bit snug…. but big A for effort. Plus whatever anyone likes is fine by me. It’s nice to adjust style and modesty. I actually like the veil with shiny pins on the model in pastel pink and the colors are cool too. Wearing hats with hijab has been a recent personal style goal as well.
    Plus anything that helps non-muslims understand and perhaps like a hijab style or 2 is also wonderful to me… some parts of EU and US can be a bit anti-hijabi lately. Denmark even seems to be occassionally against us with law, etc.

    Love all your posts…


  7. Er… no. To all of it. Ugh!!

  8. Kathleen says:

    The pink dress and head covering actually looks very medieval European – I know that wimples in that style were quite popular in many cultures. In fact, it looks like a kirtle and veil combo you’d see at any SCA ( event. Interesting how some things cross cultures, yes?

  9. Kathleen says:

    Having done a Google Image search, I can now see that the term kirtle is used to describe everything from a skirt to a dress. What I’m referring to is something like this, though it shows more skin:

    This is actually based on a dress found in a peat bog in Ireland, and is quite complicated in construction (mostly because fabric was much narrower back then). It is not, however, modest in the sense of hiding the body!

  10. basbousa says:

    You are right, they are actually quite similar. thanks 🙂

  11. Kathleen says:

    I just love it when my wildly disparate interests intersect, especially in such odd ways. This is a great blog, I love learning about how ‘veiling’ and modesty customs differ from culture to culture. Very cool! If you’re interested in more of my ramblings, I actually blogged about this:

  12. Nabeela says:

    assalamulaikum all sisters
    the pink one is quite fair but i would never dare to wear one cuz in islam its not allow to show body shape

  13. radhia says:

    Salam 3alikoum sisters, I love the design; however, remember that true hijab should not be that tight nor reviling of the women body’s part … the outfit are great, but needs some modification

    Hope I am not offending anyone … thanks for taking my view into consideration, and please keep up the good work you all have an amazing talent and please can anyone tell me where can I buy a wedding dress and its accessory

    Thanks in advance

    Sister Radhia

  14. truly java says:

    to all of them: No..not my cuppa tea..too tightfitted

  15. Syed Asfhan Al-Hashmi says:

    I love hijab but simple of wear means not show the body! what is hijab?
    Hijab means don’t show the body !!! means hijab my dear sister so u get more information 2 conttact me ….

  16. Dalila says:

    Salamu Alaykum
    Can i ask? Do these people really understand what the Hijab actually is? Hmmm…seems not. I would never wear such a thing outside, May Allah have Mercy on them..
    For people who dress like this people visit this website, it will show you the conditions for a hijab.
    Here they are if the website in some weird way doesnt work,A hijab issssss: drum rolll pleaseeee lol

    1.A wide enough dress that does not outline any part of the body. The ideal way to do this is to wear a cloak over other clothes.
    2.It should cover the whole body.
    3.The clothing must be thick enough so as not to show the color of skin it covers or the shape of the body.
    The Prophet (SAW) said that in later generations of his ummah there would be, “women who would be dressed but naked and on top of their head (what looks like) camel’s humps. Curse them, for they are cursed.” (Muslim)
    4.The clothing should not attract men’s attention to the woman. It should not be flashy or shiny so that everyone notices the dress and the woman.
    5.A dress that does not look similar to men’s wear, for Muslim women are prohibited from looking like men.
    6.The Prophet (SAW) cursed the men who looked like women, and the women who appreared like men. (Bukhari)
    7.A dress that does not in any way resemble the dress of the disbelievers.
    8.The clothing should be modest, not excessively fancy and also not excessively ragged to gain others admiration or sympathy.
    9.The clothing should be free of any perfume or fragrance
    yupyupyup =]
    From you sister, Salamu Alaykum

  17. Mehwish says:

    I wouldnt wear it if i were paid too! And i wouldnt give it charity if i had,,, i guess i would try the recycle(though i know its only plastics 🙂

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