Tommy Hilfiger introduces its first hijab
Fashion is finally catching on to inclusivity
There’s no denying that fashion is not the most inclusive industry out there, whether it comes to the actual sizing and styling of clothing to the representation of different groups of people on runways and magazine covers, there’s a lot that can still be done.
That’s why it’s really exciting when major designers make an effort to push inclusivity in their brands. US designer Tommy Hilfiger is one designer making waves this week following the announcement of the fashion house’s first designer hijab.
Hilfiger has catered to the modest dressing market with certain lines in the past, and the designer recently styled hijabi model Halima Aden in a custom-made burkini for a Sports-Illustrated shoot, but this marks the brand’s first hijab designed specifically for Muslim shoppers.
The fashion house follows other brands like Giorgio Armani, DKNY and Burberry, H&M and Mango who have made moves to cater to women who require modest clothing but don’t want to compromise on looking fabulous and stylish (and why should they?).
Hillfiger’s hijab is designed for warm temperatures, and is made from a fine and woven jacquard in a light grey colour with a bit of shimmer and fashionable pattern. We hope it’s the first of many!
It’s a small win for inclusivity in fashion, and while we know there’s still a long way to go, we hope this continues the trend of designers waking up to what fashion consumers from all walks of life really need, and deserve.
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