Gold Brocade Kimono by Gadija Khan.
Gold Brocade Kimono by Gadija Khan.
Cold-shoulder Colour Blocking by Fabulous In Hijab.
Cold-shoulder Colour Blocking by Fabulous In Hijab.

“These words by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing upon him), ‘Verily, God is beautiful, and He loves beauty’, have inspired us through dress and architecture, and manifest in a special way on Eid-ul-Fitr.

“Muslims celebrate by dressing their best. In South Africa, we have modernised the traditional black abaya to a more simplistic everyday wearable essential, not only in black, also in a rainbow of colours of the season. 

"Our ‘LBD’, Legendary Black Dress (not Little Black Dress) is a staple piece for every Muslimah as it is versatile and comfortable,” said Achilles. Other trends:

* Khamissa trend. There is an inherent glamour to the kimono, a garment with a beautiful Japanese history. We have mashed the colourful prints and textures with our traditional open abaya. Eid 2018 winter edition uses brocades and velvets for this trend.

* Colourblock and cold- shoulder trend. The trend took a hiatus and is back this year with an unusual twist. Designers are using some neutral colour-blocked pieces to create the cold-shoulder trend, which could only be worn with layering, but using the neutral palette.

* Colour. Colour continues to be the powerhouse for designers and a key influencer of fashion trends. Ceylon yellow is the trend this year for its exotic and spicy feel.

* Head covers. Scarf styling has evolved into many designs of silk blends bow, scarves and ready-to-wear turbans. Whatever your style, you will find a head cover you like at your local markets.

Anyone can tie a wonderful headwrap in less than a minute thanks to ready-made turbans and a healthy supply of “how to” tutorials on YouTube for your Eid scarf pinning.

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