Modest fashion politics: the challenges of defending choice

01/03/2017, 17:00 - 18:00


The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (Islam-UK Centre) runs a free annual public lecture series each Spring. Speakers come from across the UK and overseas to give details of the latest research available.

Speaker: Prof. Reina Lewis

Reina Lewis is Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Her books include: Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures (2015), Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem (2004), and Gendering Orientalism: Race, Femininity and Representation (1996). She is editor of Modest Fashion: Styling Bodies, Mediating Faith, (2013).

Reina is a frequent media commentator – most recently for the New York Times, Le Monde, BBC World, BBC Radio, CBC radio, The Guardian, The Times, Marie-Claire magazine, Elle Brazil,,, and Huffington Post. Reina convenes the public talk series ‘Faith and Fashion’ at the London College of Fashion.


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