Eka Nickmatulhuda

Location: Jakarta
Nationality: Indonesia
Biography: Coming soon...
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Copyright Eka Nickmatulhuda 2023
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Dec 1969
Updated Dec 2020
Topics Beauty, Belief, Documentary, Editorial, Faith, Fashion, Freedom, Gender, Happiness, Islam, Lifestyle, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Religion, Street, Womens Rights
Muslim women in Jakarta, Indonesia, take hijab as a real fashion accessory. Colorful scarves and dresses are put on to cover their bodies, not only for religious reasons but also for the purpose of being chic.

Hijabistas, contractions of hijab and fashionistas are common scenes in the streets of Jakarta.  For them, being religious was never really a restriction to freely express themselves. In accordance with Islamic principles, they cover their body except for the face and hands. However, they also have a great interest in fashion and do not want to be ostracized by femininity.

Commissioned for Elle Quebec, 2013
Text by Anne-Fleur Delaistre
Full story can be read in Indonésiennes: voilées et super fashion
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