For this new episode of Unlimited perspective series we’re pleased to introduce you to Hafsa Lodi, an American journalist who has been covering fashion in the Middle East for the past decade while expressing a deep fascination on the relationship between culture, modernity and religion.
Born and raised in New York City and relocated to the United Arab Emirates with her family at the age of 14, Hafsa combined her studies in journalism with a passion, and master degree, in Islamic law.
She has covered topics like honour killings in Canada’s South Asian communities and the use of DNA evidence in rape cases in Pakistan before turning to the fashion journalism beat writing for The National newspaper, Luxury magazine, Mojeh magazine, Velvet magazine and Savoir Flair just to name a few, in addition to working as an online fashion editor for one of the Middle East’s largest luxury retailers, Boutique 1.
To address her combined interest in fashion, culture, modernity and religion, Hafsa has recently published her debut non-fiction book titled “Modesty: a Fashion Paradox”.
So let’s explore with Hafsa the causes, controversies and key players of the global modest fashion movement: a trend to conceal rather than reveal.