Will Nike Help Cure Islamophobia With Their Hijab Made For Muslim Athletes?
It’s Still A First Step!
Nike Is Showing Us Why Fashion Bonds People Together With Their Hijab Made For Muslim Athletes!
Creating a hijab made for Muslim athletes may seem like a money move done by Nike especially in the current political climate. Beyond the money it may or may not involve, we still have to salute to Nike once again for their perspective and their game changer attitude when it comes to fashion and sports.
With Trump’s controversial presidency and his infamous Muslim Ban, the Quebec’s shooting of a Mosquee and the overall persecution of Muslim people around the world; Muslims finally can catch a little break. Fashion has this power to unite people and Nike made the first step towards acknowledging Muslims with their new collection.
A Fashion Designer On A Mission
Yesterday they unveiled their first hijab made for Muslim athletes and the world went crazy. A reasonable question to ask would be : how come a big corporation and typically American company like Nike goes the extra mile and create a collection for the quote on quote enemy?
The answer might shock you but I think it just describes what a real designer should aim for. A designer has the power to transcribe what’s going on in the world or take position on a hot debate through their work. Regardless of the backlash, regardless of what the world will say, a real designer has to take a stand through his work (as every artist should).
Even though it seems like a small achievement, I think it opens more doors for the world to accept and embrace Muslim people. Every discriminated group knows about this one rule: the more and more you have a positive representation in the mainstream’s world and the more they will accept you.
Here is a close look at Nike’s new hijab made for Muslim athletes coming in 2018.
Will this alone cure islamophobia? I don’t think so but this is a first step that we can’t take for granted.
What are your thoughts about this bold move done by Nike? Should more designers take this initiative or it’s not enough? Let us know in the comment section and let’s start a conversation about that!
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