Graduation Project

Cécilia Maarawi

Department: Man and Communication


Cecilia Marawi has researched the 2015 burkini ban in France and responded with a range of women’s swimwear that broadens the wearer’s options for covering and revealing skin. A swimsuit for Muslim women, the burkini became the centre of political controversy when several towns in Southern France banned them on their beaches. The only other real options for women who want to swim is to wear a far more revealing swimsuit or bikini. ‘ENSEMBLE’ items work together to express a personal level of comfort. Instead of imposing preconceived ideas about modesty, their options bridge the gap between the two extremes currently available.

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