While some Muslim women struggle to take out the veil, a group of girls come to prove that religion and style can go together.
In December 2013 a video with a group of Muslim youths in some places in the United States divided opinion. The girls transformed the polemic “Hijab” in a fashion accessory, undoing the symbol of oppression and sexism and creating the stronger style of recent times, the “Mipsterz”.
Mipster defines someone cutting-edge who enjoys music, fashion, art, critical thinking, lifestyle and creativity. A “Mipster” has a social mind, longing for fairer orders and a more inclusive community. In times of discords, the creators of the Mipsterz just want to show that it’s possible to join their tradition to the style who they like, without losing their cultural DNA’s and also without protesting against Islam.
In the opinion of these girls culture can be associated with art and fashion without hiding behind the social barriers. Muslim are not suffering and oppressed women as the media often shows, these women are successful, educated and free. They respect their beliefs and culture, but also want to be in harmony with the modern world.