Fashion From an Islamic Perspective

Fashion From an Islamic Perspective
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Organizing Institution: American Islamic College
Contact Name: Heather Akou
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: March 5, 2024 (6:30pm)
End Date: March 5, 2024 (7:30pm CT)
Cost: Free
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Fashion is an opportunity for visual expressions of creativity and caring. We should not limit ourselves to stereotypes that Islamic dress is oppressive or ‘political.’ In this lecture, I will share what I have learned from twenty years of scholarship on fashion history and how fashion can be understood within the practice of Islam.

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm CT including Q & A
Platform: Virtual on Zoom
Register in Advance: Click here


Dr. Heather Akou is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University. Her varied research interests include African dress and fashion, contemporary Islamic fashion, working-class histories of dress in the United States, uniforms, lawmaking about dress and the body, and the politics of museum collections. Her latest book, On the Job: A History of American Work Uniforms, was just published by Bloomsbury Academic.

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