i have noticed an odd current feminine fashion trend in taiwan this summer especially young girls is head wrap, head tie or head scarf. even though over 90% are Buddhist and less than 1% are muslim (including me). it seems everyone wants to appear muslimism. Hijab are for muslim women who want to wear, their no obligations to do so. so the christian, hindus , buddhist don’t typically wear them to distinguish themselves from muslims.
unsure if cause is fashion or fear of radical islam groups like isis or boko haram jihadists although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Taiwan.
have you noticed this odd current feminine trend in your location?
I haven’t noticed it as a fashion either, although is more common as muslims are more common. It does remind me of when I was young though as lots of women wore headscarves in those days. Usually older ones as it was an old fashion. I do have a couple of pretty scarves, but my plan was to wear across my shoulders rather than head. They would likely be too bold for muslim, more vibrant like Hindu colours, but I am not really familiar with religious significance.
One of my favorite television programs is Project Runway. In the last season, a very talented young Muslim woman from Salt Lake City, Ayana Ife, made it to NY Fashion Week (final three). I think, she’s the second Muslim designer to be on the show.