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  1. sravanti at | | Reply

    I don’t quite think its a question of being a feminist or that of being laden with double standards, its just a question of expressing oneself in the creative design aesthetic of their choosing.. when male designers design, are they expected to wear the saris or dresses of their making?

  2. Bollybitch at | | Reply

    Payal, you’re getting it totally wrong here. I live in an Arab country and you have no idea how stylish the local girls and women are under their long flowing black garments, called the ‘abaya’. They are quite hip, trendy and i’ve seen quite a few in minis and tight or revealing clothing under their abayas.

    The point of the abaya is exactly that = allowing the girls to wear what they want and feel confident about it, but without exposing themselves to the public. you should seem them at their girls-only parties and get-togethers… Arab girls are some of the trendiest in the world, i can tell you that.

  3. tina at | | Reply

    its tru tht arabic women have a total modern dress sense…but i dun agree with the fact tht Salafa herslef dresses in the abaya publically while puttin other women in dresses for the world to see…if these dresses are meant to wear privately thn the show shud hav also been held privately..

  4. Payal at | | Reply

    While I don’t expect men to wear sari. I do like that even Rohit Bal wears his jodhpurs! (all the time)

    having grown up in the middle-east, i know exactly what you’re talking about!

    i guess that’s the reason i posted this picture.. Just seemed so odd having her in an abaya while the models are strutting their stuff

  5. Anonymous at | | Reply

    i’m sorry, but since when is it standard to judge a designer’s clothes? most designers don’t ever bother dressing up…michael kors for example…they stick to a uniform a lot of the time. it seems a little narrow minded of you to question this collection only because the designer covers up…are you implying it would be better to dress only muslim women? sravanti makes an excellent point. there’s nothing odd about her wearing an abaya…i applaud her for thinking outside the box and dressing people who are different from her…fyi muslim girls that wear hijabs play with barbies that wear bikinis. odd, is it?

    what a disappointing post.

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