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IMAGES: Islamic Fashion Fest in Kuala Lumpur!

Last updated on: November 17, 2011 16:12 IST

IMAGES: Islamic Fashion Fest in Kuala Lumpur!

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We bring you glimpses of the ongoing Oriental Charm Islamic Fashion Festival held in KL.

Malaysia's annual Islamic Fashion Festival (IFF) is currently underway, from November 14 to 18 this year.

With 'Oriental Charm' as the theme this year, the demure outfits still managed to exude an exotic charm; more than 60 designers belonging to different ethnic and religious backgrounds from across the world are participating.

Seen here is a model strutting her stuff in a creation from the 'Contemporient Ale' collection by Itang Yunasz of Indonesia, consisting of headscarf, pretty pink floral salwar kameez and a string of pearls to glam things up.


Image: A model presents a creation from the 'Contemporient Ale' collection by Itang Yunasz of Indonesia
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Accessorise

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Next we have this suitably covered up but stylish design from 'The Forbidden City' collection by Zizi Design of Malaysia -- note how the accessories give the whole look an edge.


Image: Models present creations from 'The Forbidden City' collection by Zizi Design of Malaysia
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Colour it up

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Another ensemble from Zizi Design shows off bold colours and stripes in a relaxed cut, lending it a rather boho vibe.


Image: A model presents a creation from 'The Forbidden City' collection by Zizi Design of Malaysia
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Parasol pretty

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Keeping the Oriental theme in mind, here we see a mix of rich, deep hues complemented by a traditional Chinese parasol, from the line 'Shades of Qipao' by Hajaba of Malaysia.


Image: A model presents a creation from the 'Shades of Qipao' collection by Hajaba of Malaysia
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Western influence

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International brand Kenzo was also associated with the fest -- seen here is a deep green foliage-print cardigan at their showing.


Image: A model presents a creation by Kenzo
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Jacket jazz

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Kenzo presented plenty of jackets and headscarves that are in keeping with Islamic tradition, sporting becoming patterns and motifs.


Image: Models present creations by Kenzo
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Soft silhouettes

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Using soft, rich fabrics like satin and keeping the silhouettes feminine but gently flowing, designers managed to take the right direction.


Image: Models present creations from 'The Forbidden City' collection by Zizi Design of Malaysia
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Hint of sparkle

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And of course, for that added bit of excitement, Jaipore Jewels showcased their jewellery designs -- after all, diamonds are a girl's best friend, even if she prefers Islamic fashion!


Image: Models present jewellery designs by Jaipore Jewels
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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