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Fans crowd Halima Aden, who posed in a high-coverage "burkini" swimsuit for magazine Sports Illustrated in May.   © Reuters
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Young Muslims are injecting new glamour into modest wear

But fashion-forward "hijabistas" draw credit and criticism

ERWIDA MAULIA, Nikkei staff writer | Indonesia

JAKARTA/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Fashela Jailanee clearly recalls how the hijab in 1990s Singapore was inextricably linked to the color black, the absence of makeup, and fashion deprivation. Fast forward 20 years and nothing could be further from the truth.

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