Contemporary Muslim Fashions

5 April – 1 September 2019

Contemporary Muslim Fashions is the first major museum exhibition to explore the complex and diverse nature of current Muslim clothing styles. The concept of the exhibition was developed at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and was initiated there by Max Hollein. The Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/M is its first venue in Europe.

In selecting designers, the curators focused particularly on the Middle East, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as Europe and the USA. Contemporary Muslim Fashions takes a close look at the diverse interpretations of Muslim clothing traditions in these different countries and not only shows regional differences, but also makes the similarities visible. It presents itself as a snapshot of this fashion phenomenon, which carries social, religious, social and political implications.

The exhibition shows on the one hand how Muslim women implement their own fashion interpretations of “Modest Fashion” and on the other hand how international fashion companies react with their own creations to the increasing demand for “discreet” less body-oriented and at the same time fashionable styles by Muslim and Non-Muslim women worldwide.

You can explore the exhibition with our audioguide by easily downloading it onto your mobile phone.

Get more information about the audioguide here.

Dr. Mahret Ifeoma Kupka and Prof. Matthias Wagner K are coordinating the exhibition in Frankfurt.
Funded by the Ernst Max von Grunelius-Stiftung, the Bankhaus Metzler and supported by BONAVERI.

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The english publication is available online and at the museum cashier’s desk.


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Bildungsstätte Anne Frank e.V. and Frauenreferat der Stadt Frankfurt am Main