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The term Modest Fashion came to prevalence in the mid 2000s but is no longer an obscure term. The modest fashion market is now worth billions, couture labels and high street brands now offer modest clothing lines and put recognisably muslim women on the catwalk. The modest fashion movement is a global phenomenon pioneered and represented by young visibly muslim women- designers, bloggers as well as students, mothers and entrepreneurs around the world.
While covering their hair and bodies, the styles worn by these women are daring, expressive and inventive raising questions on religiosity and powerfully challenging pre conceived stereotypes of muslim women in mainstream culture. Professor Reina Lewis describes them as “savvy, underserved religio-ethnic individuals and groups who started providing both the products and content that they were missing”.
In this webinar led by artist Sara Shamsavari, you will be introduced to her International Veil Series - a global photographic series documenting key innovators and ordinary women who represent modest fashion from Nailah Lymus, the founder of the first muslim modelling agency to blogger Amena Khan.
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This webinar is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning about the Modest Fashion Movement and its pioneers. It is an excellent fit for designers, artists and photographers wanting to create socially engaged work.
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