Denmark burka ban: Designer protests at Copenhagen Vogue Week (News)

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Models wear burqas at Copenhagen Fashion Week

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Danish designer Reza Etamadi used the runway to make a political assertion at Copenhagen Vogue Week.

The style present for his streetwear label’s newest assortment MUF10 featured fashions in burkas and niqabs alongside law enforcement officials.

It happened simply days after Denmark’s full-face veil ban got here into impact.

“I’ve an obligation to assist all ladies’s freedom of speech and freedom of thought,” Iranian-born Reza mentioned in an announcement.

“In Iran, the place I used to be born, ladies battle to freely select what to put on.

“In Denmark, the place I grew up… ladies have been free to decide on how dressed or lined they needed to decorate.”

  • ‘I am a legal for sporting a full-face veil’

A burka is a one-piece veil that covers the face and physique and normally leaves a mesh display screen to see by means of.

A niqab is a face veil that leaves an open space across the eyes and is worn with an accompanying scarf. It might even be worn with a separate eye veil.

The Danish legislation banning face veils does not particularly identify burkas and niqabs, however says “anybody who wears a garment that hides the face in public will probably be punished with a tremendous”.

People Rights Watch labelled the ban as “discriminatory” and the legislation has triggered a number of protests and criticism.

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The catwalk showcased fashions dressed as law enforcement officials handing flowers to ladies in conventional Islamic clothes

“I’ve no unanimous angle towards the ban usually however I’ve a precept,” Reza added in his assertion in regards to the present.

“No man ought to resolve what ladies ought to put on.”

Final week a 28-year-old lady was the primary particular person to be charged with sporting a full-face veil in public.

Full or partial bans are additionally in place throughout Europe, together with France, Austria and Bulgaria.

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