Abaya Statements—Hali Merabet

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I have focused on Culturalism, more specifically Islam. Subcultures are expressed through symbolism attached to clothing, music and other preferences. I have focused on the traditional Muslim dress undertaken by women. There are many stereotypes associated with the dress wear such as oppression, being dominated my males and unwillingly being forced into the practise of wearing these garments. In fact through interviews and research of my own, I have found in many circumstances the opposite is true. Women find the wear of these garments liberating and believe wearing them is a fashion statement within itself.

There is also a video on vimeo called ‘Undergarments’.




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