The Australian High Commission Malaysia is announcing the launch of the ‘Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia’ exhibition at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM). The exhibition (from 3 November 2018 to 28 January 2018) explores the experiences and achievements of Australian Muslim women and how they express their faith through fashion.
It will also showcase Australia’s growing modest fashion market and the work of a new generation of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs, in efforts to make a mark on the Australian fashion industry. This will also be the first time the critically acclaimed exhibition to be displayed internationally, after an extensive and highly successful Australian tour.
Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Rod Smith PSM, says: “Faith, Fashion, Fusion showcases the diversity and openness of Australia’s multicultural society, as well as the excellence of Australia’s creative industries. Australia and Malaysia share a vibrant tradition of creative exchanges and I am sure the exhibition will help foster greater understanding and deepen the longstanding friendship between our two nations.”
The Malaysian version of the exhibition will feature pieces from IAMM’s collections of original images and drawings of Islamic fashion from the 1770’s and 1950’s, as well as Islamic dresses from across the Muslim world.