Month: November 2015

Haute Couture Abaya – An Exclusive Piece for an Exclusive Lady

Haute couture, the term is originally French word, meaning high or elegant sewing. It is a design that is manufactured as per single client’s need and requirements. In other words it may be called as custom made designs.

Abaya in Haute Couture means a high fashion gown or may be a caftan. It is a form of religious Islamic clothing worn by Muslim women. It is found mostly in Muslim countries. They are made for higher classes and are exclusively designer wear.

What is a couture abaya?

A form of Islamic clothing, an abaya is a dress to cover a woman’s body completely. It is not complete without a hijab that covers their heads. This dress is worn so that women do not attract male attention in the wrong manner.

Let us try and understand the term better:

  • It is not mass produced.
  • The market for couture abaya is very limited.
  • It takes about 100 – 400 hours to create one piece.
  • They are very expensive to buy
  • It is bought from a designer directly or from a specialty boutique.
  • A hijab is also designed to match with the abaya
  • These abayas can be seen in real life only through an appointment
  • Fashion show is the only curtain raiser for their designs
  • Fashion magazines and blogs are the places where a common person can view them.

A couture abaya does not fit into everybody’s pocket. You have to be a person with craze for fashion and very high disposable income.