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Monika Jufry: ISLAMIC FASHION TRENDSETTER

  • Nayu Novita

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 16 2009   /  02:16 pm

(JP/Nayu Novita)Does choosing Islamic fashion mean a woman must abandon hope of looking stylish? Not so, according to Monika Jufry, the Muslim fashion designer behind well-known labels Sessa and Monika Jufry. Rather, she says, a clever woman adjusts her style to match her character and lifestyle, and can look chic and trendy without letting the beauty of the body peek through the clothes.“Someone who usually looks sporty doesn’t need to force herself to become feminine just because she wears Islamic dress,” says Monika. “She can adjust the model, color and details of her headscarf and the tops and bottoms that she usually wears. This allows Islamic fashion, which covers the body from top to toe, not to give an impression of being heavy or full.”Monika, now 34 and mother of two children, became a designer “by accident”, taking it up in 1998 with the aim of making Islamic fas...