© samia malik / photography: andrej vasilenko designer samia malik's approach to fashion defies the craft's usual principles, and positions her creations in a quirky context all their own. rooted in today's reality rather than whimsical fantasy, the new collection 1 is another bold stance of the former central saint martins student, this time related to the propaganda and controversy that surrounds the hijab. there's been a rapid increase of the number of women who've adopted it as their way of dress since 9/11. whereas more than a decade ago it was seen that the hijab was forced upon women, by 2011 muslimas appear to wear it out of free will and foremost out of religious self-respect. click [here] for more info on samia malik's collection 1.
© samia malik / photography: andrej vasilenko