Colours and Clothes


(Updated on 28/08/2016)


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History :


    • Burka ban ruled out by immigration minister
      "The immigration minister has said Britain will not follow France by introducing a law banning women from wearing the burka, as such a move would run contrary to the conventions of a “tolerant and respectful society”."

    • French MPs vote to ban Islamic full veil in public
      "France's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban wearing the Islamic full veil in public...
      It must now be ratified by the Senate in September to become law...
      The bill would make it illegal to wear garments such as the niqab or burka, which incorporate a full-face veil, anywhere in public.
      It envisages fines of 150 euros (£119) for women who break the law and 30,000 euros and a one-year jail term for men who force their wives to wear the burka.
      The niqab and burka are widely seen in France as threats to women's rights and the secular nature of the state."
      + a slideshow : MUSLIM HEADSCARVES

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    • Islamic dress controversy in Europe


  • Yves Saint Laurent (1936 - 2008) - with a video (BBC)

    "To be beautiful, all a woman needs is a black pullover and a black skirt and to be arm in arm with a man she loves."

    He was a French "fashion designer, and was considered among the greatest of the 20th century."

  • Vivienne Westwood
    "We go back to the mid-1970s when punk rock and the British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood ruled the day! We hear a description of the 'punk look', the punk style of clothes and hair. And we hear how those clothes made the designer
    Vivienne Westwood famous."

    + the script
    + a short biography of Vivienne Westwood
    + Vivienne Westwood's extraordinary fashion designs




Information :


  • Saggy trousers banned on Texas buses
    "Saggy trousers may be fashionable among urban youth but they won't be allowed on some buses in the state of Texas...
    "Pull 'em up or find another ride," reads signs on city buses in Ft. Worth."
    "The saggy trousers look has been around for more than a decade, tracing its roots to prison attire because inmates are not issued belts.
    It spread to the rap and hip-hop music community, and from there became a popular symbol of freedom and cultural awareness for many young people."



  • Bush 'shoe-maker' hit by demand
    "A Turkish shoe firm says it has had to take on 100 extra staff to cope with a surge in orders after an Iraqi threw shoes at US President Bush.
    Istanbul-based Baydan Shoes claims it made the shoes and says it now has tens of thousands of orders from around the world - including from the US and Iraq."



  • Offenders to wear community vests
    "Thousands of offenders in England and Wales are to wear high visibility vests while doing community service."
    + AUDIO
    (BBC News)



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