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Isaac Mizrahi Homeboy Chic Hip hop Is Getting Haute May 09, 1991By Roy H. Campbell Roy H. Campbell,Knight Ridder News Service At the recent fall preview of the Chanel collection in Paris few of the 1,000 spectators were ready for what came down the long catwalk: models wearing leather baseball caps, quilted leather jackets, distressed and ripped denim. Accessorizing many of the ensembles, even the chiffon dresses and classic Chanel jackets, were multiple thick gold chains. From one chain hung a huge license plate shape pendant that read "Chanel" in gold letters. "It s the "nouveau" rapper look," designer Moncler 2012 Men 0008 Karl Lagerfeld declared. Three weeks later, young American designer Charlotte Neuville s fall line opened with homeboy jackets in fake fur, hooded sweat shirts, pants cut full in the seat and worn low on the hip in slouchy hip hop style, and metallic baseball jackets all worn with huge medallions. "I took my inspiration from the streets," Ms. Neuville said. Yo! The world of high fashion has gone hip hop. "Every era and every time has something of an undercurrent of some ethnic culture that influences it and gives it movement and currency," said designer Isaac Mizrahi, whose fall fashion show in New York featured homeboy fashions and a rap style commentary by comedian Sandra Bernhard. But some in the black and rap communities Moncler Kids Girl Down Coats With Hood Zip Purple find this high fashion trend disturbing. Denise Burrows, a buyer for the traveling Ebony Fashion Fair, took offense at the Chanel presentation. "When black kids were wearing a lot of gold chains, they were condemned by society," Ms. Burrows said. "But then Lagerfeld does the same thing for rich women and he is applauded. There is a double standard here." Also, within the black community, some long have charged that when elements of their culture are picked up by society as a whole, black people rarely are credited as the source. In interviews, however, designers readily acknowledged the source of their inspiration. "The whole thing was about glorifying the black culture and how incredibly influential it is," said Mr. Mizrahi of his recent show. "Four years ago, when I introduced parkas, it was from this culture, from homeboys and homegirls on the subway who can take absolutely nothing like a sweat shirt and make it look fabulous." Keir L. Worthy, Moncler Womens Down Jackets Hooded Zip Rose Red who recently became director of rap promotions for Warner Bros. Records, has spent years working with rap artists. "Hip hop," he said, "is youthful, it s energetic, it s very expressive."

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Islamic women opt for more fashion Now these women can buy her elegant versions of the black Islamic robes, which obscure the contours of a woman s body, when they head to London this summer to escape the Arabian peninsula s sweltering heat. Harrods started selling abayas by Beljafla s DAS Collection in June, a month after Qatar s sovereign wealth fund bought the landmark store. "Muslim women are like any women around the world: they love fashion and love shopping," said Beljafla, 24, in an interview in her Dubai store. Together with her 26 year old sister Reem, she uses splashes of color, Moncler Down Jackets Branson Navy Dark Bule embroidery and even leather and metal studs on the plain black abaya. Fashion houses in Milan and Paris are waking up to the commercial potential for Muslim women s clothing that respects religious values and sets new style standards. The global Muslim fashion industry would be worth $96 billion if half of the world s 1.6 billion Muslims spend just $120 a year on clothing, according to French Fashion University Esmod in Dubai. Qatar ranks among the wealthiest nations, with a gross domestic product per capita of $121,000, while Saudi Arabia sits on a fifth of the planet s oil reserves. John Galliano was among 21 designers who participated in a Paris show in June 2009 at Hotel George V, owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. The made to measure abayas displayed there, worth up to $10,000, were donated to buyers, including members of the Saudi royal family. Saks Fifth Avenue, which hosted the event, then put designer ready to wear abayas on sale for as much as $12,000 at its Moncler Maya Men Down Jackets Blue Sky Red stores in the Saudi cities of Riyadh and Jeddah. The abayas are displayed alongside designer gowns on the women only floor of a shopping mall in Riyadh s glass skyscraper, the Kingdom Center, owned by Alwaleed. Clients have asked DAS to make abayas to match the color of their designer bags and high heels by brands such as Christian Dior, Hermes, Channel and Gucci "because they will be wearing the abaya in public Moncler Shopstyle where they cannot show a dress that would match with their accessories," Beljafla said. "High end designers such as Hermes and Gucci are also trying to break into the Muslim market with scarves and other products," said Tamara Hostal, director of Esmod Dubai. Four years ago, Christian Dior had one store in the Middle East, in Dubai. Since then, it has opened outlets in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, bringing the total to 10 in the region. Paris based Jean Claude Jitrois, who has made leather clothes for celebrities including French rock musician Johnny Hallyday, designed a silk black abaya with hand woven leather embroidery and Swarovski Crystals for the Hotel George V show. He has since made abayas for several Saudi princesses as well as a collection of 40 for sale at Saks Fifth Avenue. "There is no contradiction between the modernity of European fashion and modernity of Middle Eastern women," he said. "Every culture has its traditions and you have to respect this while giving it a twist." Tamara Al Gabbani, a TV presenter and Dubai businesswoman whose family comes from Saudi Arabia, said she feels like a "modern Arab woman" with fashion abayas. "Wearing abayas has always been part of my lifestyle," she said. "The new generation wants something different. They are educated, working and lead busy lifestyles. The modern woman wants to keep her identity, but also look fashionable." In the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, women can be seen walking around high end shopping malls with bouffant hairstyles that at times allows the headscarf to expose some of their hair. Islamic fashion has a potential that has "not been completely estimated yet," said Italian designer Alberta Ferretti, who took part in the Paris show. The market extends from the Mideast to Muslim populated countries in Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. The Islamic Fashion Festival started in 2006 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Jakarta, Indonesia, and expanded to Dubai in 2008, with more than 200 designers participating. Dato Raja Rezza Shah, chairman of the festival, said he wants to establish the three cities as the Islamic fashion capitals of the world, just as London, Paris, New York and Milan are for Western labels. Turkish firm Hasema sells full body Islamic swimwear dubbed the burqini after the Afghan burqa, in more than 30 countries. The swimwear is designed to allow Muslim women to swim while retaining their modesty. While some burqinis are black, others come in bright colors. In Dubai s Atlantis water park, visitors see Muslim women dressed in burqinis frolicking in the slides. "As long as you are covering the body, as long as you are conservative in the way you dress, why not be fashionable?" Beljafla said.

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