Designer Hijab

Susan, Nafeesah and Joan Badrkhan are sisters with kurdish origin that live in Norway. Together they have started “The Fashionhouse of Badr”, where they create fashionable hijabs. It all started when one of the sisters was told to remove her headscarf or lose her job. She chose to keep the headscarf, and later she and her sisters started creating hijabs that fit the modern norwegian society. The sisters have experienced great success, and have even been interviewed by Al Jazeera.

Unfortunately I was not able to locate any website, so this was the only photo I found;

What do you think?

*Update: One of my lovely readers got this link for us, where we can read more about this project. Also, here is a picture of one of the designers herself;

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9 thoughts on “Designer Hijab

  1. A woman could wear that if they worked at a fried-chicken place… But seriously, I have no idea what to think about the thing on the model’s head. Would Muslim women wear that?!

  2. Arabista says:

    No!!! It’s a bit too high fashion for my liking!

  3. LisaM says:

    What an interesting idea, to blend the modest covering with Norwegian fashion somehow. Too bad we only got to see this one. I wanted to know more and found an article that linked me to a headcovering/hat “hodeplogg” show at the cultural museum in Oslo. If you can get to this link below somehow, there is a link there also to a few photos, including a close up of one of the designers.

    http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=no&u=http://www.anitahillestad.org/prosjekter/18/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=8&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3DSusan,%2BNafeesah%2Band%2BJoan%2BBadrkhan%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3DfF3

  4. Celeritas says:

    I like the grey one and the floral one would be cute for a young sister.

  5. Sumayah says:

    No Muslim woman worth her salt would wear the first head covering, unless, like ‘CC’ pointed out, she worked for a fried chicken outlet, coz that would be good for adverts

  6. jojp says:

    i am not a muslim but i wear hijab. and i would not wear that first one, my friends wouldn’t either

  7. Layla Hijabs says:

    I think these hijabs, especially the first ones are meant to be worn as kind of underscarves. You can fashionably wrap a scarf on it, looks quite different. Could look cool if you chosse the right one….

    Just a thought

  8. It’s interesting, but a little costumish.

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