London Fashion Week 2022 took place to showcase the talent of designers. However, one specific designer caught the attention of Muslims in particular for his ‘Burqa-inspired’ collection.
Designer Richard Quinn has been the talk of the town among Muslims for his Burqa-inspired outfit collection. Richard named his collection, ‘A love letter to silhouette and craft.’
The collection was a combination of florals and classics. But some of the pieces which were inspired by Burqa took over the internet by storm. Social media users have mixed views about the collection.
Some have positive things to say meanwhile others think it’s simply hypocrisy. Previously, a burka-clad Muslim woman was harassed in India. The matter got a lot of attention and people like Malala Yousafzai and Bella Hadid condemned the incident.
Multiple people are questioning if now it is now acceptable in the name of fashion but hijab isn’t allowed.
Here’s what the public has to say:
Previously, the supermodel, Bella Hadid, called out India and several other countries. Posting a picture on her official Instagram, the model wrote a lengthy caption. She wrote, ‘In other forms of discrimination: I urge France, India, Quebec, Belgium and other countries in the world who are discriminatory against Muslim women.’
She urged them to rethink the decisions they have made about a body that isn’t theirs. ‘It is not your job to tell them what they should or shouldn’t wear. Especially, when it is pertaining to faith and safety,’ she added.
The model also stated how it is not their job to tell women if they can study or play sports especially when it is pertaining to their faith and safety. Talking gave an example specifically of France. She said that women there are not allowed to wear hijab to schools, sports, or even on their ID pictures.
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