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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Dear Ethar

Dear Ethar, I’m sorry For every time I look at your hijab And stare Smile Stick my eyes to that Fabric substitute for hair Until you pass Eyes down Reluctant to look at me. I want to push my hand out In those moments Grab you by the arm Apologize…

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Festoun: a brush of romance

Festóun’s apparel combines serene colors, crystal embellishments, and flowing fabrics all in the form of kaftans and chiffon belted dresses accompanied by a brush of romance in the sleeves. The woman behind these creations is Samah Dakhil, a designer and student at UC Berkeley who infuses her pieces with her Libyan heritage.

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