Nailah Lymus and Fashion
Although putting on a Fashion Week show might be an overwhelming endeavor for any designer, for Nailah Lymus, 27, displaying her work meant more than introducing herself to the fashion industry. As a devout Muslim, an African-American, and a single mother, Ms. Lymus saw her show as an opportunity to break stereotypes about Muslim culture—mainly the assumption that Muslim women only wear black. “I like colors and I like flowers,” she said, in an interview with Margot Adler, “and I like head pieces with feathers coming off of them, and all I do is just put it on top of my hijab instead of putting it on my hair.” She continues, “I am a woman—I am attracted those things, so I really want to break down that stereotype.”
Muslims around the United States—indeed, the world—have different ways of expressing themselves. “Amirah Creations,” Nailah Lymus’ brand of clothing, is only one of the many. Check it out here.