—Malay women in Malaysia had evolved from
traditional to the modern lifestyle that witnessed changes in
perception, action and artifacts for the past hundreds of years.
Malay position in the society had changed from being a mere
housewife to a career oriented women. Cultural changes had
transformed Malay women’s appearance especially on clothing.
Facing a dilemma to look religious and professional at the same
time is not an easy task. Modern women has to face the fact that
they need to look fashionable but at the same time abiding
Islamic regulation by not to display their beauty. This
descriptive research is to look at how Malay women in Malaysia
negotiate their style of clothing with urban culture and on top of
that, following the guideline of clothing in Islam. Data derived
were mainly from observation and interviews. Findings will be
valuable for future research on designing dedicated to Muslim
women across the globe.
—Malays, Malaysia, Muslim fashion.
Hanisa Hassan and Imam Santosa are with the Bandung Institute of
Technology (ITB), Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com,
Biranul Anas Zaman is with the Faculty of Design at University of
Computer Indonesia (UNIKOM) in Bandung, Indonesia (email:
Cite: Hanisa Hassan, Biranul Anas Zaman, and Imam Santosa, " Tolerance of Islam: A Study on Fashion among Modern
and Professional Malay Women in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 454-460, 2015.