Fashion

Same Circus, Different Performers: Problems of Mainstreaming Muslim Women in Western Media

2016 has been host to many strange and surprising things. While the country was distracted by the obviously important—a polarizing election, the Syrian refugee crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement—a Trojan horse managed to sneak into Muslim America: Playboy magazine, CoverGirl cosmetics, and high fashion (specifically New York Fashion…

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Spirituality & Style: London to Princeton and beyond

“Can faithful shoppers be shoppers of faith? How does religion relate to fashion? Can spirituality have style? Should the fashion industry respond to people who want to express their faith and spirituality through their clothes?” altM joined with the Princeton Muslim Life Program and Faith & Fashion from London College of…

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altM explores faith, fashion – and controversy

As increasing number of women around the world choose to dress in ways that express their religious beliefs and cultures, Professor Reina Lewis of London College of Fashion, UAL joins with altMuslimah.com and the Princeton Muslim Life Program to explore the pleasures and pitfalls of ‘modest’ fashion as community and…

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What to wear: Eid al Adha 2016!

Eid-al-Adha is here once again, bringing with it all the blessings and happiness of this special month. All of us will be sharing this occasion with friends and family, which means there’ll be tea parties, lunches, dinners and what not, so the age old questions is probably popping up in…

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Fashion, feminism, and futility

In her book Fresh Lipstick: Redressing Fashion and Feminism, Linda Scott writes “the ability to control what is fashionable is the power women wield over each other”. In this sense, a fashion week, with designers, buyers, watchers, tweeters, bloggers, models, photographers and telecasters, promotes a certain notion of women’s place…

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