Uniqlo to release line of Hijabs
After partnering with MoMa and Starbucks, Uniqlo’s newest collaboration is another fashion first. The Japanese clothing company recently paired with British artist and designer Hana Tajima to produce a line of hijabs and other religion-conscious attire.
Tajima, who runs a popular fashion blog, designed the collection for women who want to dress modestly and fashionably. The line features of range of headscarves, kebayas, long dresses and high waisted pants in a variety of different colors and prints from different cultures. The pieces are made from a thin material to prevent overheating in high temperatures.
Unfortunately, the collection will only be released in Singapore (which has a 15% Muslim population) and select countries in Southeast Asia. But consumers in other parts of the world will be able to order pieces online starting July 3rd.
It’s great to see big companies partnering up with small designers to produce clothes that can be worn by women everywhere. Hopefully more brands will take note and embrace diverse cultures in a way that doesn’t exploit them.
See the collection on Hana Tajima’s website here.
Photos by Parker Fitzgerald