ASOS launches modest fashion range with Muslim model showing off hijabs and dresses
The retailer said the modest clothing industry is worth over $240 billion (£184m) and wants to make it more mainstream.
Asha Mohamud, a mental health and beauty blogger, became a model for the brand, wearing hijabs and long dresses on the site.
For those who dont know, the term modest fashion describes clothing that is on-trend yet relatively covered. It can include hijabs and burqas as well as tops, trousers, cardigans and dresses that feature a modest cut.
Asha was applauded, as well as ASOS, on social media for making leaps in modest fashion representation.
Founded by fashion photographer Lisa Vogl and fashion designer Alaa Ammuss, who struggled to find modest fashion at an affordable price, the Verona Collection began with a small investment.
A few months after launch, the founders partnered with British entrepreneur and philanthropist Hassan Mawji to grow the collection.
Verona Collections Director Hassan Mawji said: Our partnership with ASOS marks a big milestone for Verona and the modest fashion industry – weve carefully curated this collection with ASOS and were excited about the opportunities this opens up.
The collection will include a variety of hijabs, modest tops, dresses and trousers that range from £11 to £55.
Asha debuted some of the range on her Instagram where she wrote: Catch me rocking my hijab on ASOSs new modest collection, just in time for Eid!
Her posts got thousands of likes and comments, both on her Instagram and Twitter.
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