Hijab Collection

Clémence Chatel – Hijab Collection

Nowadays, veiled women in Beirut seem to be displaying rather than concealing their beauty. The Islamic veil no longer functions as a symbol of modesty. Girls wearing rings in their noses follow the latest trends without renouncing religion. To express this modern life graced with a certain level of liberalism, I designed brightly coloured hijabs that reflect the complex realities of a country with multiple identities and contradictions. I also produced a newspaper highlighting the cultural mix in Lebanon and the stereotype of young women torn between western cultures and societal pressure.

Diploma project (2015) by Clémence Chatel

Professors
Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

Nowadays, veiled women in Beirut seem to be displaying rather than concealing their beauty. The Islamic veil no longer functions as a symbol of modesty. Girls wearing rings in their noses follow the latest trends without renouncing religion. To express this modern life graced with a certain level of liberalism, I designed brightly coloured hijabs that reflect the complex realities of a country with multiple identities and contradictions. I also produced a newspaper highlighting the cultural mix in Lebanon and the stereotype of young women torn between western cultures and societal pressure.

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