Visiting Lecturer/Fashion Designer (2/21): Nancy Hoque


Contributed by Mara Baldwin

The Scarf, a Tool of Empowerment, and the Modest Style Movement
Nancy Hoque, designer, sixteenR
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6.00 p.m.
Handwerker Gallery
Gannett Center, Ithaca College

This lecture will explore where the concept of sixteenR began, an online Muslim headscarf store; how a scarf can be a tool of empowerment; the perceptions of wearing a headscarf in different spaces; the evolution of the Muslim woman's identity; and the Modest Style Movement.

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