The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has curated its first exhibition dedicated to fashion design
since 1944 and a Muslim fashion designer’s hijab pieces have been selected to be a part of it.
‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’
is an unprecedented exhibition that explores the past, present and future in fashion, highlighting 111 items of clothing and accessories that have made a profound impact in the world in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Among the influential pieces, MoMA has chosen to feature items from Hana Tajima’s collection with Japanese retailer UNIQLO
, namely the AIRism Printed Stole
and AIRism Inner Hijab
We believe you've seen some of her items at the local UNIQLO stores. Inspired by her Japanese roots and English upbringing, the New York-based fashion designer has redefined how young women dress all over the world by combining refined elegance and effortless comfort in her pieces.
Both of Hana’s hijab items were selected as part of the modesty-themed section in the exhibition, titled ‘Emancipation/Modesty/Rebellion’.
Other pieces featured in the exhibition that are just as popular and transformative include the Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, the Little Black Dress, the saree
, the pearl necklace, the kippah
and the keffiyeh
‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’ is now open to the public from 1 October 2017 to 28 January 2018
in New York.
Congratulations Hana Tajima!