London-Irish designer Richard Quinn has showcased burqa-inspired outfits in his latest runway show at London Fashion Week 2022.
Even though this was the beginning of what Quinn described as “protective” hoods with portholes, we think the outfits are inspired by the burqa, which Muslim women wear to cover their bodies and hair as part of their faith.
As per Vogue Runway, the Quinn protective hoods with portholes remind the fashion world of “the famous 1965 Yves Saint Laurent knitted wedding dress in the armless shape of a cocoon or sarcophagus” or even the more recent “necklace device used by Viktor & Rolf.”
A Controversial Take
Burqa and Hijab are quite controversial in some parts of the world. The world has made a mockery out of Muslim women and their faith. The hijab and burqa, particularly, have become a target.
At least 16 governments across the globe have banned the burqa, including Tunisia, Austria, Denmark, France, Belgium, Tajikistan, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Netherlands, China (in Xinjiang Region), Morocco, Sri Lanka and Switzerland.
Hijab and Burqa in Fashion
Julia Fox was caught on camera in a headscarf paired with her outfit in the name of ‘Fashion’. Vogue France glorified her headscarf, for which it was criticized heavily. Amidst the ban on hijab in France for Muslim women, it was a hypocritical move.
Quinn’s collection, likewise, has caught the limelight and will be celebrated at being presented as one of the leading fashion events across the globe, London Fashion Week 2022 which happen twice a year, in the month of February and September. Still, the same garment is too controversial for Muslims to wear. It is, of course, hypocrisy at its best.
Hira Ali Studio’s Nonconformity Collection Refuses to Conform to Socially Enforced Fashion Practices. Read the full story here:
Hira Ali Studios, a Lahore-based fashion brand, is in the talks for its latest collections debut on social media. The collection is called ‘Nonconformity Collection’, which refuses to conform to prevailing fashion practices in today’s world. The idea behind the collection seems to be as if the designer wanted to create pieces that can be worn by anyone regardless of their gender. 14 unisex pieces have been carefully created under the latest collection.
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