This week’s reading list takes a global perspective on approaching Muslim fashion. From the distinctions between veiling in different regions, including Muslim women who choose not to wear a veil, it becomes apparent that Muslim fashion is not monolithic. Muslim fashion transcends expressions of faith, and the dress practices acknowledged in these sources demonstrate modesty, glamour, and diversity.
About The Author
Alliya Lopez is an MA Fashion candidate at the Creative School at Ryerson University, and she received her B.F.A. in Visual Studies from the University of Calgary. Her interests include diversity and representation in fashion, especially the colorism that takes place in the beauty industry. Born in the Philippines, Alliya has witnessed the prominence of skin whitening practices in Asian communities, and she is passionate about dissecting and analyzing their effects in her research.