Mod­est cre­ations

Leave some­thing to the imag­i­na­tion with Ama­lina Aman’s bo­hemian-in­spired col­lec­tion

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‘MOD­EST fash­ion’, as Mus­lim de­sign has become known, is fast co­in­cid­ing with fash­ion in gen­eral. It can be worn with or with­out the hi­jab. It per­fect for those who want to leave some­thing to the imag­i­na­tion when they dress, the of­fice, a gar­den party and yes, even fes­ti­val wear.

The work of Ama­lina Mardiyah Aman is also deca­dent in the way you could wear pieces to a high end cock­tail bar, loung­ing in your Euro­pean villa or swap out the tops with jeans or a

T-shirt with the long skirts. It is mod­est wear and it is per­fect for all ages and there is a myr­iad of ways to wear it.

Ama­lina is of Co­cos Is­land de­scen­dancy. Aged 31, she was born and raised in Port Hed­land, West­ern Aus­tralia and even­tu­ally moved to Syd­ney. Her mother and grandmothe­r in­spired her to pur­sue her dreams in be­com­ing a fash­ion de­signer and stylist.

Ama­lina started to pur­sue her ca­reer in 2004 after fin­ish­ing at the White­house In­sti­tute and the FBI fash­ion school. She went on to be the first Aus­tralian Mus­lim de­signer to be in­vited to show­case her de­signs in­ter­na­tion­ally. In 2011 where she was in­vited to show­cased at the Is­lamic fash­ion fes­ti­val Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, then to New York City, where she showed as part of New York fash­ion week, con­tin­u­ing onto Lon­don and Jakarta - to name just a few. Ama­lina has also achieved suc­cess na­tion­ally in and around Aus­tralia.

“I gather my in­flu­ences from bo­hemian and gypsy styles of the 1960s to 1970s era which I con­sider a way to con­nect one­self to cul­ture, na­ture and the fem­i­nine side. I want ev­ery in­di­vid­ual that wears my cre­ations to feel the ex­clu­siv­ity of the de­sign,” said Ama­lina.

Ama­lina only uses the finest qual­ity ma­te­rial like chif­fon, lace, jersey and ly­cra de­pend­ing on the sea­sons and all her de­signs are proudly made in Aus­tralia.

She trans­forms the lat­est trends into mod­est cre­ations which the mod­ern women can iden­tify with.

With her niche in the mar­ket es­tab­lished, the de­mand to de­sign menswear and chil­drens wear has be­gun.

Ama­lina, who has been dubbed ‘the bo­hemian gypsy hip­pie girl’ by her proud in­ter­na­tional clien­tele will show­case ex­clu­sively in Queens­land at the Sun­shine Coast In­ter­na­tional Fash­ion Fes­ti­val in Oc­to­ber.

See Ama­lina Aman’s col­lec­tion on the run­way at the Sun­shine Coast Fash­ion Fes­ti­val, hap­pen­ing Oc­to­ber 21 at the Events Cen­tre Caloun­dra.

I gather my in­flu­ences from bo­hemian and gypsy styles of the 1960s to 1970s era which I con­sider a way to con­nect one­self to cul­ture, na­ture and the fem­i­nine side.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED.

◗ Ama­lina Aman uses the finest qual­ity ma­te­rial like chif­fon, lace, jersey and ly­cra.

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