Iranian Women Find Stylish Ways to Abide by the Government’s Strict Dress Code


The Tehran Times is a blog devoted to documenting the style of Iranian women found on the street who have creatively approached the strict government enforced laws placed on how women dress. Retaining a fashionable and artistic flair, the images reveal a generation of women who have taken the restrictive dress codes head-on, challenging the boundaries of their freedom. Though they may be expected to cover their heads, these young women do so by inching their headscarfs just a little further back.

The insightful visual blog was launched by designer Araz Fazaeli who studied in Europe and returned to Iran with a keen eye for fashion. He says, “To wear a scarf and these long manteaux (overcoat) and still manage to make it look very sophisticated is in itself a fashion trend in my eyes. Are all Iranian women miserable or are all modernized? The answer is that they both exist, in all societies. As a designer who has always paid attention to women in society, I believe that the mere act of repeating people's misery won't do much to help them, but finding positive and motivating stories to amplify will educate and hopefully make a change.”









The Tehran Times blog
via [SNAP!]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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