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Discussing the paradox of ‘Modest Fashion’

Modest fashion is a growing, global multi-billion-dollar market that is appearing at high-profile fashion shows, on celebrities, and in the headlines of fashion publications and major news outlets around the world. SOAS alumnae Nour Saleh, founder of Art Breath, and Hafsa Lodi, writer, journalist and author of the book “Modesty – A Fashion Paradox” held a virtual discussion for the SOAS Alumni Book Club on 24 November to address crucial questions about the rise of the modest fashion industry, and what it means for the future of fashion, women and their role in society.

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Mainstream and à la mode: modest fashion hits the high street

A growing number of High Street retailers are offering clothing for women who choose to dress modestly, without having to seek out specialist outlets.

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If misogyny and male violence against women are still on the rise, what’s stopping men from holding each other accountable?

If misogyny and male violence against women are still on the rise, what's stopping men from holding each other accountable?
Because standing up against sexism is literally a matter of life and death.

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How to be a Better Male Ally

Post-#MeToo, there has been a growing awareness of the role men play in making safe spaces for women, and the realisation that gender equality is not just a women’s issue. We need men to be part of the conversation.

Read more (Men's Fitness)