The fashion world is full of labels named after their designers: Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, to name a few. But it’s still rare to see a Muslim name on a popular brand of clothing in the west.
Miss USA Rima Fakih says she is fasting from sunrise to sundown in accordance with her religious beliefs. The 24-year-old beauty queen is in Las Vegas preparing for today's Miss Universe beauty pageant, but says observing the Islamic month of Ramadan is important to her.
Melanie Elturk has always dreamt of becoming a fashion designer. At the age of 25, she is not only a fashion designer and an attorney, but she's preparing to launch her online store, Haute Hijab, this fall.
Mona Mohamed is spreading the love in Cairo, Egypt -- one clay figure at a time. “It started as a hobby. I used to make cute little things for my friends for their birthdays and then it increased,” 20-year-old Mohamed said. “I gained more experience as time went by.”
Iran has established a national fashion faux pas and mullets top the list. Known for being short and maintained in the front while remaining long and loose in the back, the country’s strict Islamic regime banned the coiffure at this month’s Hijab and Chastity Festival.