Hijab's Trend in Indonesia
Fasting month has arrived. It's time for Muslim people in Indonesia to clean their heart and behave appropriately. This is the moment to make a new self.
One of the things that Muslim must behave appropriately is wearing an appropriate clothes, for women especially. Based on Islam law, women have to wear hijab, a clothes that covers their body from head to toe.
For the first time, many women thought that wearing hijab is old fasihon. It's not suitable for their dynamic life as an urban people. But these recent years, wearing hijab is booming in Indonesia. Many designers make trendy models that can be used for urban women in Indonesia.
One of them is Monika Jufri, one of the most famous Muslim clothes designer in Indonesia. She designed an exclusive hijab for women by mixing the casual model with ethnic and batik pattern. She is inspired with the nature and sometimes she tries to combine the model from Middle East.
"Nowadays, women who want to wear hijab are increasing. Hijab models are stylish, no longer conventional. The advantages for them are they follow Islam's rule to cover all their body, but they are still fashionable," said Monika.
Monika continued. Indonesia's Muslim clothes became the target of the new trend in all over the world now. Every fashion show that held abroad got compliments. Many designs from Indonesia were ordered. So the government plans to make Indonesia as the center of Muslim clothes in the world.
Many women are interesting to wear hijab now. They can find models like vintage, casual, Middle East style by using modified gamis with golden lace. It's up to them to mix the clothes as their personality.
"For me, I like the casual style, because it's simple. I prefer to choose the soft colors, but most of my friends like to mix the bright colors like shocking pink or red in their hijab," said Wulandari Sofwan, one of the woman who wears hijab.
Because of the increasing of hijab enthusiasts, many hijab stores are opening a hijab class. In this class, women will be taught how to wear and create a fashionable hijab that is suit for their personality.
"We gather until 20 women, so we will open the hijab class. We will give them a guidance to create thier hijab, and in the last session, we will give them hijab. But they have to pay Rp 200.000,00 (two hundred thousand rupiahs) for this session," said Mirawati, the head store of Hijab Store in Depok City, West Java, Indonesia.