19 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 23, 1435

Wearing a difference

Clothes are simply items we wear on a daily basis. They belong to a fraction of our self-consciousness, and only become important when we start caring about another’s perception of us.

But not to these women. On the contrary, clothes signify dreams, independence, convictions and even livelihood to them. What we think of as least significance has made a difference in their lives. —Photos by Agencies

An Iranian woman attends the ?Second Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival? at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque. ?Photo by AP
An Iranian woman attends the ?Second Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival? at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque. ?Photo by AP
A group of Baianas wearing traditional clothes make ?a cleaning? against negative energies and corruption before the National Congress during the 7th March of the Workers Unions and Social Movements in Brasilia. ?Photo by AFP
A group of Baianas wearing traditional clothes make ?a cleaning? against negative energies and corruption before the National Congress during the 7th March of the Workers Unions and Social Movements in Brasilia. ?Photo by AFP
Syrian refugee women work at her second hand clothes shop at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq.  ?Photo by Reuters
Syrian refugee women work at her second hand clothes shop at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq. ?Photo by Reuters
Lesbian couple Koyuki Higashi (L) and Hiroko lighting a candle at their wedding reception in Tokyo. They are the first gay couple to tie the knot at Tokyo Disney Resort, both decked out in fairytale white dresses despite an initial ruling that one had to wear men's clothes.  ?Photo by AFP
Lesbian couple Koyuki Higashi (L) and Hiroko lighting a candle at their wedding reception in Tokyo. They are the first gay couple to tie the knot at Tokyo Disney Resort, both decked out in fairytale white dresses despite an initial ruling that one had to wear men's clothes. ?Photo by AFP
An Iranian woman looks at outfits on mannequins, during the ?Second Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival? at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque, in Tehran, Iran. Iran's strict Islamic dress code for women, enforced after 1979 Islamic Revolution, requires them to cover their hair and bodies in public. ?Photo by AP
An Iranian woman looks at outfits on mannequins, during the ?Second Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival? at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque, in Tehran, Iran. Iran's strict Islamic dress code for women, enforced after 1979 Islamic Revolution, requires them to cover their hair and bodies in public. ?Photo by AP
An Iranian woman adjusts a mannequin during the ?Second Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival?. ?Photo by AP
An Iranian woman adjusts a mannequin during the ?Second Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival?. ?Photo by AP
An Iranian woman dresses a mannequin with a head scarf, during the ?Second Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival?. ?Photo by AP
An Iranian woman dresses a mannequin with a head scarf, during the ?Second Fadjr International Fashion and Clothing Festival?. ?Photo by AP

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