Top American fashion label Tommy Hilfiger has launched its first Islamic hijab (aka ‘headbag’), in a move that some see as a shift towards embracing more diversity – diversity as in oppressed Muslim women forced to cover their hair and their bodies by a misogynistic cult posing as a religion.
The Guardian- After the fashion industry has been criticized for its lack of diversity and racism, following the Black Lives Matter protests, the Hilfiger hijab could suggest major fashion brands are stepping forward with inclusive (and oppressive Muslim) practices.
Last month the label dressed model Halima Aden in a custom-made full body-covering bathing suit called “burkini “for Sports Illustrated.
Research has shown that a younger tranche of Muslim consumers are less concerned with “fitting in” and more with making choices that reflect their own values (values which are diametrically opposed to the values of the Western civilized societies in which they do not belong)
Arthur Zaczkiewicz, the executive editor of fashion industry publication Women’s Wear Daily said, “It’s important to understand that
fashion body-shaming fashion is not a trend. It’s how Muslim people live.” Yet most observers believe the Hilfiger hijab is only a small step towards a wider acceptance of Muslim dressing. (In your dreams. Covering up women’s hair in ugly headbags and their figures in the equivalent of black garbage bags, albeit in bright colors, will never be accepted in the West)