The male designer, who wears a headdress, is often seen as a fashionista.
In the past, he was also seen as an iconoclast for feminism.
Male designer has made the most from the gender issue, says fashion blogger Emily Gormley, who wrote a blogpost for the New York Times last year titled: “It’s time to stop thinking of men as the bad guys.”
Gormley said male designers have found a way to “tame” gender politics, which she said has allowed them to “reinvent” what it means to wear a headscarf in modern fashion.
She said she believes that a lot of male designers “are taking the time to figure out the ways they can make something more masculine and not feel guilty about wearing a hijab or burqa.”
The male designer’s success is also seen by some women as evidence that men are finally beginning to embrace their gender identity, Gormly said.
“The last five years, we’ve been seeing a lot more people who are not afraid to wear anything, and wearing anything that they want,” she said.
“But, it’s a big step to really being able to say, ‘This is who I am.
I am a woman who loves fashion and loves the people in it.'””
So it’s exciting to see that now more than ever, we’re seeing a big movement in that direction,” she added.”
We’ve had a lot less of a backlash about it and we’ve had the freedom to be able to be who we are, and I’m excited to see what happens in the next five years.”