Through the years MMW has had the opportunity to analyze Muslim women’s role in fashion in a variety of contexts. Some of our articles have discussed fashion in the context of in Mali, Russia and Chechnya, and a piece by Sharrae featured what is thought to be the only Muslim Model agency: Underwraps.
Underwraps is famous not only for its inclusion of hijab-wearing women, but also for its founder Nailah Lymus, featured in one of my pieces in 2011. Last week, Underwraps Model Agency made it back to the headlines through two articles; one written by Hajer Naili for womensenews.com and another one by Omar Sacirbey for the Huffington Post. While the two articles discuss Underwraps’ endeavour to bring modest clothing to Muslim and non-Muslim women while providing access to Muslim women to the modeling industry, Naili’s piece makes and interesting read as she is, herself, one of the models.